Anthony Davis’ NBA MVP Odds: How Will He Fit With LeBron, Lakers?

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  • See Anthony Davis' MVP odds at a variety of sportsbooks below, along with Matt Moore’s analysis on whether they’re offering betting value.

Anthony Davis NBA MVP Odds

Note: This snippet is from Matt Moore’s larger MVP piece. See his analysis for all major candidate here. Odds as of Thursday, October 17.

Davis is among the top-four liabilities for MVP at the Westgate. That’s to be expected, as any Lakers star is going to get a lot of tickets in Vegas. His number is down to +500 at Westgate, so the +700 to +750 you can get at other books has some value.

The preseason early results have shown a genuine commitment by LeBron James to set up Davis. If the Lakers outperform expectations, which seems likely, the narrative power will undoubtedly be with Davis, finally recognized on the big stage for his contributions.

(Note: This is blatantly and cruelly unfair to New Orleans, but what about their situation has been fair besides getting Zion over the past three years?)

The thumb sprain Davis suffered in preseason isn’t just a slight downtick to his chances, it’s also a reminder that any bet on Davis carries the risk of being sabotaged by his constant “questionable to return” status. But narrative, opportunity and skill set still land him in this tier.

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