- Giannis Antetokounmpo is the +110 betting favorite to win the 2021 Finals MVP.
- Devin Booker is +275 and Chris Paul is +500 as the two with the next shortest odds.
- Kawhi Leonard is noticeably absent from the available options.
MILWAUKEE – With the Conference Finals underway and just four teams remaining in the hunt for an NBA Championship, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the betting favorite to be named Finals MVP.
Devin Booker and Chris Paul have the next shortest odds which is very telling as to which teams sportsbooks believe will make the NBA Finals.
2021 Finals MVP Betting Odds
- Giannis Antetokounmpo +110
- Devin Booker +275
- Chris Paul +500
- Paul George +700
- Trae Young +1100
- Khris Middleton +2000
- Jrue Holiday +3500
- Terance Mann +6600
- Deandre Ayton +8000
- Reggie Jackson +8000
- Bogdan Bogdanovic +10000
- John Collins +10000
- Rajon Rondo +12500
Does Giannis Deserve To Be The Favorite?
One of the biggest factors in winning Finals MVP is, well, making the NBA Finals. The Milwaukee Bucks are -500 over the Atlanta Hawks to win the series.
Once a team makes the finals, it helps to be a back-to-back MVP. Giannis is well-deserving of being the favorite to win Finals MVP, as the Bucks are also the +110 favorite to win the title.
It seems inevitable that if the Bucks win it all, Antetokounmpo will be named finals MVP. Sports bettors going against Giannis in this spot should feel extra confident that the Bucks won’t be the team cutting down the nets.
Which Phoenix Suns Player Is The Better Bet?
With Devin Booker and Chris Paul side-by-side as the second and third betting options, it’s unsurprising that sports betting sites list the Suns as sizable -500 favorites in the series over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Given that the Suns already have a 1-0 lead in the series, either of these players could have the best value as making it to the finals is half the battle.
Devin Booker is the better player and puts up the best numbers, but CP3 can’t be counted out.
If the Suns were to win the title, many would give Booker the edge over Paul and probably for good reason. Plus, Paul is in the NBA’s COVID-19 protocol and should be back soon, but it’s not a guarantee.
Any Longshots With A Chance?
The most notable name that could win Finals MVP isn’t even a betting option, and that’s Kawhi Leonard.
Leonard is dealing with a knee injury and will miss Game 2 against the Suns as well as potentially more games in the series.
It’s unconfirmed whether Leonard will play again this season, but it’s still a little weird not seeing his name on the board.
Trae Young will likely be a popular pick as a longshot as he’s the clear frontrunner if Atlanta were to win, but the team would have to get past Milwaukee. Given the odds, he’s worth a sprinkle but the Hawks odds to win the title is set at +1200, which would be the better bet.