NBA Sixth Man of the Year Odds 2023

Last Updated: Sep 7, 2023

The NBA Sixth Man of the Year race deserves your attention — especially if you like underdogs. The preseason Sixth Man odds are always a mixed bag since we don’t always know who will be starting and coming off the bench for a given team, which can lead to massive value on good bets.

Take Malcolm Brogdon, for example, who won the award last year. He didn’t even become the favorite until mid-February, and the preseason odds leader — Jordan Poole — started in more than half of his games in 2022-23, making him ineligible.

With that in mind, let’s look at the latest NBA Sixth Man of the Year odds and highlight some of the best bets to place right now.

NBA Sixth Man of the Year Odds 2023

FanDuel Sportsbook provides NBA lines for the 2023-24 NBA Sixth Man of the Year winner, which are current as of Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. ET.

  • Malcolm Brogdon, Boston Celtics (+850)
  • Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks (+900)
  • Norman Powell, Los Angeles Clippers (+900)
  • Malik Monk, Sacramento Kings (+1000)
  • Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers (+1200)
  • Chris Paul, Golden State Warriors (+1500)
  • Caleb Martin, Miami Heat (+1900)
  • Bobby Portis, Milwaukee Bucks (+1900)
  • Bogdan Bogdanović, Atlanta Hawks (+2600)
  • Christian Wood, Los Angeles Lakers (+2600)
  • Caris LeVert, Cleveland Cavaliers (+2600)

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Who Will Win NBA Sixth Man of the Year?

Malik Monk (+1000)

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Malik Monk is coming off a stellar campaign with the Sacramento Kings, averaging 13.5 points, 3.9 assists, and 2.6 rebounds in 22.3 minutes per game. There’s hardly a reason to worry about him becoming ineligible to win this award, either — he came off the bench in all 77 appearances this past year.

Those numbers alone aren’t 6MOTY-worthy, but Monk’s performance in the 2023 NBA Playoffs leads me to believe he may spend more time on the court this season. The 25-year-old logged 19.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in seven postseason appearances.

Monk’s scoring is paramount for this Kings team, which ranked first in points per game and offensive rating in 2022-23. Sacramento is also undoubtedly set to receive more attention from the jump this year after returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

At (+1000), this value is too good to pass up. Lock in Monk and make this your NBA bet of the day.

NBA Sixth Man of the Year Favorites

Malcolm Brogdon (+850)

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Only three players have won the Sixth Man of the Year Award in back-to-back seasons: Kevin McHale, Detlef Schrempf and Lou Williams. As the reigning champ, Brogdon would join some pretty elite company if he repeats.

The odds of that happening seem slim, though. Brogdon may need to take on a lesser role as a scorer this season since Kristaps Porziņģis joined the team, and with Derrick White serving as the starting point guard, Brogdon may become more of a playmaker.

Regardless, (+850) isn’t great value for someone who may not even be a mainstay in the 6MOTY conversation this year. Stay off Brogdon for now.

Immanuel Quickley (+900)

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Immanuel Quickley had a career year in 2022-23 with the New York Knicks, averaging high marks in points (14.9) and rebounds (4.2) per game on 44.8% shooting from the field and 37% from beyond the arc.

The bulk of Quickley’s progress was made after the All-Star break, scoring 21.0 points per game over the final 22 games of the season. However, he started 11 games, which may have hurt his candidacy.

Quickley can win Sixth Man of the Year this coming season, but as one of the preseason favorites in a relatively unpredictable race, there’s not a great reason to bet on him right now. I also wonder how much room for improvement he has, given that he played nearly 29 minutes per game last season.

NBA Sixth Man of the Year Contenders

Norman Powell (+900)

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Despite leading the league in bench points per game, Norman Powell finished a distant fourth in the 6MOTY vote this past season. Powell didn’t chip in much elsewhere — he averaged just 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game — but his 17.0 points were good for No. 1 in the NBA.

The reason I’m fading Powell at (+900) has nothing to do with his score-first mentality, though. Rather, I’m cautious to bet on him at this stage since his name has come up often in trade rumors.

If the Los Angeles Clippers end up trading for James Harden, Powell could be included in the deal. A role as Philly’s sixth man may be available for him, but the Sixers already have Tyrese Maxey and De’Anthony Melton in the backcourt, which could reduce Powell’s impact.

Buddy Hield (+1200)

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Buddy Hield has long been one of the most underrated scorers in the NBA. Through seven seasons, the 30-year-old owns a career average of 16.1 points per game and a 40.2% clip from three-point range, and he’s finished second in three-point makes in each of the last four years.

With that said, I’m not sure that winning the Sixth Man of the Year Award will be feasible for him in 2023-24. Hield has largely been a starter throughout his career (369 starts in 548 games), and he came off the bench for just seven of his 80 appearances in 2022-23.

Hield’s presence on this list suggests that oddsmakers believe free agency pickup Bruce Brown will start in his place this season, but it remains to be seen how the Pacers plan to use their new swingman. Until anything is certain, I’d advise against backing Hield in this race.

NBA Sixth Man of the Year Sleepers

Chris Paul (+1500)

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Seeing Chris Paul on this list might be jarring to those of you who were around to enjoy his earlier years with the New Orleans Hornets and Clippers, but at the ripe old age of 38, there exists a world in which CP3 comes off the bench for the Golden State Warriors this season.

I don’t buy it, though. Paul has played over 1,200 games in his 18-year career, and he’s started in every single one of them. Taking on a sixth-man role would be a significant change, and it’s not one that he’s seemed particularly receptive to, either.

The fit might seem questionable at first, but Stephen Curry is capable of playing either guard position, and Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green can all slide down a spot to accommodate Paul’s spot in the starting lineup.

I just don’t see Paul coming off the bench often enough for him to qualify for this award.

Caleb Martin (+1900)

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Martin burst on to the scene in last year’s playoffs, emerging as a go-to scorer for the Heat and challenging superstar teammate Jimmy Butler for Eastern Conference Finals MVP honors. Martin was terrific against the Celtics, averaging 19.3 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 48.9% from beyond the arc.

The 27-year-old wing has earned himself a larger role in Miami’s offense, and that could manifest in the form of a legitimate 6MOTY campaign. Although he started in 49 of his 71 appearances in 2022-23, he made just four starts in 23 playoff games, which is a good sign in regards to his potential candidacy.

The Heat know how to get the most out of their bench players, too. Tyler Herro virtually had this award locked up by December in his 2021-22 campaign, averaging 20.7 points per game en route to a near-unanimous selection.


Garrett Chorpenning

Garrett Chorpenning is the Lead NBA Editor for The Game Day. His previous work includes covering the LA Clippers for Sports Illustrated and FanSided. He graduated from Ball State University in 2021.

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