2017 NBA Finals MVP Odds & Betting Predictions

Posted by Peter Boysen on May 24, 2017 in

We’re getting closer and closer to the 2017 edition of the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors have gone 12-0 in their postseason so far, sweeping the San Antonio Spurs in the West finals after Kawhi Leonard went down with an ankle injury. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a 3-1 advantage over Boston in the East finals — and the Celtics have already lost Isaiah Thomas to a hip injury. It’s time to take a look at one of the future props for the Finals — the series MVP. Sometimes it’s predictable — but then sometimes a dark horse wins it (yes, Andre Iguodala, we’re talking about your trophy in 2015). Let’s look at the odds of some of the top contenders.

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2017 NBA Finals MVP Odds & Betting Predictions

Kevin Durant / Stephen Curry (+187)

A lot of observers like the Warriors to knock off the Cavaliers in the Finals for the second time in three years, but bookmakers appear to be split as to which of these stars will get the MVP trophy. Curry can drop points in a hurry, but so can Durant — and Durant has the advantage inside with his ability to defend the rim and score in the post as well as from the outside. The fact that the Warriors have two legitimate #1 stars should make Cleveland fans wonder if that spread game will really deliver them a title.

LeBron James (+240)

Who can take over games, time and time again, like King James? While he will have the occasional off night, such as his 11-point outing in Game 3 against Boston, the vast majority of the time he comes to play — and he also knows when it’s time to distribute instead of time to force another drive to the hole. His maturity and court vision are even scarier to opponents than his scoring ability.

Draymond Green (+700)

Green’s ability to fill scoresheets and approach double figures in points, rebounds, assists, steals and even blocks makes him a danger all over the court. In a series in which all of the scorers are clicking, a player like this can be the one to make the difference, coming up with those hustle plays time and time again to seal a victory. It was a similar philosophy that brought the MVP to Iguodala in 2015.

Kyrie Irving (+1400)

He was the hero of Game 4, delivering on a night when LeBron was cold, helping the Cavaliers come back from a double-digit halftime deficit to take a 3-1 series lead over Boston. When his shot gets going, there are few people who can stop him.