If you like betting, and you like the NBA, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got some info for you, specifically on the Golden State Warriors.
Bovada has started to roll out some of their bets for the 2018-19 NBA season. The most interesting category is always MVP. Not surprisingly, LeBron James is favored to win the award, but two Warriors players crack the top ten, with Kevin Durant having the fifth-highest odds, and Steph Curry the eighth-highest.
Here’s the top ten:
LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers): +333
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans): +400
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks): +450
James Harden (Houston Rockets): +550
Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors): +900
Kawhi Leonard (Toronto Raptors): +1100
Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder): +1400
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors): +1600
Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers): +1600
Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics): +1600
Bovada lists 30 players in their MVP odds, and, funnily enough, Curry and Durant aren’t the only Warriors. DeMarcus Cousins cracks the list at +17,000, which is funny since he’ll likely miss half of the season, and neither Draymond Green nor Klay Thompson make the list.
It’s also interesting that Durant has better odds than Curry, since Curry was near the top of the MVP ladder last year, before sustaining his injuries. Perhaps Bovada is accounting for the possibility of injuries but, given the Warriors offensive scheme, Curry seems much more likely to win the award than Durant, assuming health.
While the Warriors rank highly in MVP odds, Jacob Evans did not make the list of Rookie of the Year odds. The favorite there is Luka Dončić at +350, followed by DeAndre Ayton (+375) and Kevin Knox (+700).
As for the team as a whole, the odds are placed at 63.5 wins for the Warriors, with +110 for the over, and -140 for the under.