2024 NBA MVP odds, race: Nikola Jokic heavily favored to win third MVP

With the regular season coming to a close, the odds say it would be shocking if Nikola Jokic didn’t win his third NBA MVP.

The Denver Nuggets locked up the 2-seed in the West, and he ended the regular season averaging 26.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and nine assists.

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Let’s take a look at the odds at DraftKings Sportsbook.

ODDS TO WIN 2023-24 NBA MVP: *

Nikola Jokic, Nuggets: -6000 (bet $10 to win $10.17 total)
Luka Doncic, Mavericks: +2200 (bet $10 to win $230 total)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder: +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total) 

* odds as of 4/14/24

FOX Sports Betting Analyst Jason McIntyre weighed in on the MVP award before the season started, and here’s what he had to say about Jokic (Editor’s Note: Expert’s MVP pick made in July)

Nikola Jokic, Nuggets

The two-time MVP is coming off an NBA title, Finals MVP, and the unofficial title of best player in the NBA. He’s the favorite for a third MVP, largely on the heels of an insane playoff run where he averaged 30-12-9 over 20 games and also hit a staggering 46% of 3-pointers. So why not bet on him? 

You can’t quantify his desire now that he already has a title and his trophy case has everything. Knowing he’s done it all, will we see him pull back in the regular season to save himself for the postseason? We saw that late last season, and it worked. Either way, he’s the best player in the game, so worth a sprinkle.

PICK: Nikola Jokic (+430 at time of pick) to win MVP

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