2022 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds: Updates on Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith Jr. & Keegan Murray
Chet Holmgren #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder passes the ball up the court against the Orlando Magic during the 2022 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 11, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Chet Holmgren may have been the No. 2 pick in the recent NBA Draft, but he’s the favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year just a few weeks into Summer League play.
Oklahoma City’s top selection notched a double-double in Monday’s win over the Magic, which in turn improved his odds from +380 to +350 at DraftKings.
It’s the second big boost for Holmgren, who opened as high as +550 in the Rookie of the Year market.
NBA Rookie of the Year Odds
Odds via DraftKings
|Jabari Smith Jr.||+675|
|Wendell Moore Jr.||+5000|
|Patrick Baldwin Jr.||+10000|
Holmgren posted 16 points and 10 boards in the victory over Orlando. He drilled seven of his shots from the floor and also added a pair of blocks.
The Magic’s No. 1 selection, Paolo Banchero, didn’t suit up in the loss. The Duke product opened the favorite for Rookie of the Year, but has held firm at +400.
Jabari Smith Jr. Down, Keegan Murray Up
Smith Jr. was quiet in his Summer League debut, registering 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting in 31 minutes.
He turned in a much better effort Monday against the Spurs. The former Auburn standout poured in 19 points and fell one board shy of a double-double.
Yet, Smith Jr.’s trending down – his Rookie of the Year odds climbed from +475 to +675 overnight, with Jaden Ivey (+500) sliding into the No. 3 spot.
Murray, meanwhile, is the only other riser in this market. Sacramento’s top pick’s shifted from +850 to +750.
Murray, out of Iowa, has turned in back-to-back games with at least 20 points, including a 23-point outburst Sunday in a win over the Pacers.