With a few games left in the season, the NBA Finals MVP odds have narrowed significantly. With the Warriors and Celtics tied at two games apiece, Golden State’s Steph Curry and Boston’s Jayson Tatum are the two clear favorites at the top of the oddsboard.
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Oddsmakers at BetOnline Sportsbook have Curry as the current favorite in NBA Finals MVP odds at -130. He is followed by Tatum (+180) and Jaylen Brown (+425) to round out the top three.
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Here are the full 2022 NBA Finals MVP odds:
2022 NBA Finals MVP Odds
Odds as of June 13 at BetOnline Sportsbook
Stephen Curry (-130)
It is no surprise that Steph Curry sits at the top of this list. The Golden State star is two wins away from another ring and probably his first NBA Finals MVP award, too.
Curry has almost 50 more points than any other player in the NBA Finals so far. His 49 percent efficiency rate from three-point range is also easily the highest of any starting player in the Celtics vs Warriors matchup. He has taken a secondary role in some of Golden State’s title runs in years past, with Kevin Durant winning Finals MVP a couple of times. But this year, it’s all Curry.
If Steph and the Warriors can beat the Celtics, it’s time for Curry to finally get his Finals hardware.
Jayson Tatum (+180)
Jayson Tatum has long been our best bet to take home the NBA Finals MVP, and continues to offer some of the best value.
While he hasn’t been dominant by any means in these NBA Finals, he’s leading most of the relevant offensive stats that Curry doesn’t top. If the Celtics win two of the next three games, bringing a title back to Boston, it’s probably because Tatum ups his game to close things out. If that happens, he’ll solidify his claim to Finals MVP.
With this series tied at two wins right now, Tatum at +180 value is probably the best bet on the board. Steph has been better, for sure, but if the Celtics win the title, the NBA Finals MVP award is going to a Boston player.
Can Anyone Else Win?
It’s hard to see many dark-horse NBA Finals MVP bets left on the board. This has really been the Steph vs Tatum show. Jaylen Brown is probably the most likely upset, as he has as many points as Tatum so far in the NBA Finals and could go off in the final few games. Al Horford started hot but just hasn’t been able to keep things up as the series moves along.
How To Read NBA Finals MVP Odds
When you visit your betting site of choice, you’ll notice the NBA Finals MVP odds laid out like this:
Similar to a moneyline bet where favorites are shown by the minus sign (-) and underdogs have a plus sign (+), the player with the lowest odds is the fave. In this scenario, it’s LeBron. For his odds, you’d need to bet $115 to make $100 in profit.
For other options like Jimmy Butler, his odds indicate what you’d get paid if you placed a $100 bet. If you made this bet and it hits, you’d win $900 – your $100 is returned along with $800 in profit.
If you were to bet on which player will be named MVP, you would be making a futures bet.
Our Odds Calculator can give you an idea of how much you’d win based on the MVP odds and the amount of money you bet.
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