Another season of NBA basketball is all but over and with it of course comes the newest iteration of the NBA 2K series. With famed NBA legends such as Allen Iverson, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant receiving cover athlete honors in the past, the NBA 2K community now waits to see who this year’s cover star will be.
With so many great players to choose from this season, online betting site BetOnline Sportsbook has posted its NBA 2K23 cover athlete odds and sports bettors can wager on who they think will grace this year’s edition of the game.
NBA 2K Cover Odds
Odds as of June 15 at BetOnline Sportsbook
Why Is Ja Morant Favored?
Coming off an MVP-caliber season, Ja Morant’s breakout delivered one of the most electrifying players we have seen in decades. With game-winning shots and posterizing dunks commonplace for Morant this year, he garnered an immense following and became one of the biggest names in the basketball world.
With his surging popularity, the former second overall pick is set as a moderate favorite to capture the coveted NBA 2K23 cover athlete honor this year.
Morant is a young, marketable and recognizable figure, which makes him a great fit gaining notoriety in the media while anticipation for the launch builds.
According to Odds Shark’s odds calculator, a wager on Morant has a 50 percent implied winning probability. You can also use the betting calculator to calculate how much you could win on a given bet and more.
As the NBA Finals near a conclusion, the winner of the series between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors could have an effect on the cover athlete decision.
With all-stars Jayson Tatum of the Celtics and Stephen Curry of the Warriors still duking it out for the Larry O’Brien Trophy, the winner of the series may see their odds surge as they will be quite literally on top of the NBA world.
At +400 odds for Tatum and an even more sizable +500 for Curry, either of these individuals are great value bets for anybody interested in wagering on NBA 2K23 cover odds.
In our humble opinion, we agree with BetOnline Sportsbook and are going with Ja Morant for this year’s NBA 2K23 cover athlete.
With his phenomenal play and spectacular presence, Morant is the perfect fit for the NBA 2K brand and a terrific ambassador for the NBA. At +100, he is still an attractive bet so be sure to hammer this wager before the cover athlete is revealed this summer.
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