- Tyler Herro now has -200 odds to win the NBA Sixth Man of the Year awards.
- LaMelo Ball now has the third shortest odds to win Most Improved Player with +1000.
- Giannis Antetokounmpo is now the third favorite for both Defensive Player of the Year and Regular Season MVP.
MIAMI – The NBA end-of-season awards odds have shifted drastically recently as players have begun performing.
Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks have seen the most movement for their odds in multiple categories at popular betting sites.
Tyler Herro Odds Shift
Herro’s odds for NBA Sixth Man of the Year have shortened drastically. He opened the season with (+2500) odds which shortened to (+200) in early November. Now Herro has (-200) odds and is the runaway favorite to win the award.
2021/2022 NBA The Sixth Man Odds
- Tyler Herro -200
- Montrezl Harrell +1400
- Jordan Clarkson +2200
- Alex Caruso +2500
- Buddy Hield +2500
- Jalen Brunson +2500
Tyler Herro averages 21.4 PPG, 5.5 RPG, and 3.8 APG. He leads all bench players in points and has made the 17th most three-pointers this season at 61, more than any other bench player.
Despite his strong performance off the bench, however, Herro has seen his odds fall off significantly for NBA Most Improved Player (MIP).
2021/2022 The Most Improved Player Odds
- Miles Bridges +200
- Ja Morant +375
- LaMelo Ball +1000
- Dejounte Murray +1000
- Jordan Poole +1500
- Tyler Herro +1800
Herro initially had the third shortest odds to win NBA MIP with (+1400) early on in the season. Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant and Miles Bridges of the Charlotte Hornets constantly jump back and forth for the favorite to win this award all season.
Herro’s odds have not dropped due to his personal performance, as evidenced by his favored status for Sixth Man of the Year. Instead, it was the performance of other players that sees Herro fall at NBA sports betting sites.
LaMelo Ball in particular had (+6000) odds to win MIP in early November but now sees the third shortest odds at (+1000).
Ball averages 20 PPG, 7.7 RPG, and 8.3 APG. Ball is on the same team as Bridges in Charlotte, but leads the team in rebounds, assists, and steals and only averages 0.2 fewer points than Bridges who drops 20.2 PPG.
Ball isn’t the only player to see his odds shorten drastically at NBA sportsbooks. Giannis Antetokounmpo is now in the running for both league NBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY).
Giannis Impressive Stretch
Earlier in the season, the Milwaukee Bucks were staring on the outside of playoff contention and were struggling. Recently as the team got back healthy, however, the Greek Freak has led them to the third seed in the Eastern Conference.
2021/2022 NBA Regular Season MVP Odds
- Stephen Curry +130
- Kevin Durant +450
- Giannis Antetokounmpo +650
- Nikola Jokic +1400
- Luka Doncic +2000
- Jimmy Butler +2800
Giannis opened the season with (+800) odds but this jumped to (+1000) as the Bucks struggled. Players like Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks and Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat saw shorter odds than Giannis. Antetokounmpo has jumped most of his competition, however.
Giannis averages 27.6 PPG (third in the league), 11.8 RPG (sixth in the league), and 5.8 APG (number one at his position). Giannis is climbing the leader boards with his defensive play as well.
2022 The Defensive Player of the Year
- Draymond Green +180
- Rudy Gobert +220
- Giannis Antetokounmpo +800
- Anthony Davis +1500
- Bam Adebayo +1500
- Joel Embiid +2000
Giannis’ odds from (+1000) to (+800) as he averages 1.7 blocks and improved the Bucks defensive rating to 106.5 from 110.2 early in the season. Sportsbooks are beginning to take notice which has affected his odds so drastically.
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