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- See Donovan Mitchell's MVP odds at a variety of sportsbooks below, along with Matt Moore’s analysis on whether they’re offering betting value.
Donovan Mitchell 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.
The Jazz are going to win more than 50 games.
Their defense is too good, their offense too improved.
Even if Mike Conley misses a fair amount due to injuries and rest, the Jazz will still crush bad teams like they have and perform much better vs. the good teams that used to be tougher for them.
If the Jazz hit 55, it’s because Mitchell made the leap, with a supporting cast that will make sending multiple defenders at him difficult.
Mitchell had a down year last season, posting a 23-4 line with 36% shooting from beyond the arc. He’s more likely than most to see a huge bump in production with a better offensive system and cast.
If Utah wins the No. 1 seed in the West, Mitchell is more likely than Gobert to be credited with the team’s jump. The Jazz have set the roster to enable Mitchell. Banking on him is good for the odds.