2021 NBA Finals MVP Picks: Odds, Predictions & Best Bets

With the 2021 NBA postseason beginning tonight, here are our 2021 NBA Finals MVP Picks with our odds, best bets, and predictions. Keep tabs on all of our sports betting picks throughout the NBA playoffs.

2021 NBA Finals MVP Picks: Odds, Predictions & Best Bets

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2021 NBA Finals MVP Odds

  • Kevin Durant, SF, Brooklyn Nets (+360)
  • Kawhi Leonard, SF, Los Angeles Clippers (+600)
  • LeBron James, SF, Los Angeles Lakers (+600)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, Milwaukee Bucks (+850)
  • Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers (+850)
  • James Harden, SG, Brooklyn Nets (+900)
  • Donovan Mitchell, SG, Utah Jazz (+1200)
  • Kyrie Irving, PG, Brooklyn Nets (+1400)
  • Paul George, SF, Los Angeles Clippers (+1800)
  • Anthony Davis, PF, Los Angeles Lakers (+1800)
  • Rudy Gobert, C, Utah Jazz (+1800)
  • Devin Booker, SG, Phoenix Suns (+3000)
  • Chris Paul, PG, Phoenix Suns (+3000)
  • Nikola Jokić, C, Denver Nuggets (+3300)
  • Luka Dončić, PG, Dallas Mavericks (+5000)
  • Jimmy Butler, SF, Miami Heat (+5000)
  • Ben Simmons, PG, Philadelphia 76ers (+5000)
  • Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers (+5000)

2021 NBA Finals MVP Sleeper Bets

Anthony Davis (+1800)

Player Prop

+1800

Anthony Davis To Win 2021 NBA Finals MVP

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The Lakers are still LeBron’s team, but age and injuries are starting to take their toll on King James. After missing 27 games with an ankle injury, it’s unclear whether the 36-year-old will be at 100 percent for the playoffs.

If James misses any additional time or has a more reduced role in the offense, that could open up the floor for Davis to emerge as Los Angeles’ top player. James is an exceptional passer, after all, and could be more of a facilitator if he’s unable to drive to the rim with his usual authority. That should create some great looks for Davis down low, where he can use his size to overpower defenders.

Davis excelled in the Lakers’ Finals victory last year, averaging 25.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 57.1 percent from the floor. If James still isn’t at full strength by then, Davis could absolutely take over and have a monster series.


Nikola Jokić (+3300)

Player Prop

+3300

Nikola Jokic To Win 2021 NBA Finals MVP

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The regular-season 2021 NBA MVP odds frontrunner is coming off a sensational campaign in which he averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game. He was also highly efficient, knocking down 56.6 percent of his field-goal attempts and pacing the NBA in PER (31.3). His size, passing ability, and shooting skills make him a nightmare for defenders.

After spurring the Nuggets to a 47-25 record and the No. 3 seed, Jokić appears poised to lead them on a deep postseason run. The Nuggets finished the season in the top 10 for most points scored and fewest points allowed, making them one of the few elite teams on both sides of the ball. They’ll be a tough matchup for anyone, and I like their chances of going far this year.


Luka Dončić (+5000)

Player Prop

+5000

Luka Doncic To Win 2021 NBA Finals MVP

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After three seasons, the 22-year-old point guard has already established himself as one of the best players in the game. Dončić is the engine that drives the Dallas offense, averaging 27.7 points, 8.6 assists, and 8.0 rebounds per game this year while leading the Mavs to the same record (42-30) as the more talented Los Angeles Lakers.

Dončić doesn’t have a ton of help offensively beyond Kristaps Porziņģis, so the onus will be on him to keep producing throughout the playoffs. After leading the NBA in usage rate this season (36.0 percent), Dončić will be handling the ball a lot, which could result in some gaudy stat lines. Dončić is already fifth among active players in triple-doubles, so don’t be surprised if he has a few more in the postseason.


2021 NBA Finals MVP: Best Bet

Kevin Durant (+360)

Player Prop

+360

Kevin Durant To Win 2021 NBA Finals MVP

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This one is pretty simple; the Brooklyn Nets are the most talented team, and Durant is the best player on that team. Kyrie Irving and James Harden are exceptional as well, but neither has won Finals MVP. Durant has — twice — both while playing on similar superteams with Golden State. He’s already been there and done that, so there’s no reason to think he won’t do it again.

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NBA Betting News

  • Celtics +300 to win NBA Title

    The Boston Celtics are +300 to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The Celtics are +300 ahead of their home date with the Warriors for Game 6. We will see a considerable odds shift if the Celtics can win Game 6 on their homecourt. Boston was +310 after Game 5.

  • Celtics vs. Warriors over/under listed at 210

    The over/under for Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors is listed at 210, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The total for this contest sits at 210, down from the 210.5 it opened at. 60 percent of the public action has come on the over.

  • Warriors -400 to win NBA Championship

    The Golden State Warriors are -400 to win the NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    Golden State now sits at a prohibitive -400 to win the NBA Championship. For comparison, Stephen Curry MVP is -360. Andrew Wiggins, the dark horse to steal the award with a big close-out game, sits at +2000.

  • Celtics +310 to win NBA Championship

    The Boston Celtics are +310 to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The Celtics peaked as high as high as -230 prior to Game 3 and now sit at an attractive +310. Boston entered the season at +4000. The odds could swing wildly again if Boston wins Game 6.

  • Warriors vs. Celtics over/under listed at 210.5

    The over/under for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics is listed at 210.5, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The total for this contest sits at 210.5, down from the 212.5 it opened at. 72 percent of the public action has come on the over.