NBA Eastern Conference Finals MVP Betting Odds: Jimmy Butler Ahead of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown in Heat vs. Celtics Series

NBA Eastern Conference Finals MVP Betting Odds: Jimmy Butler Ahead of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown in Heat vs. Celtics Series article feature image

Dylan Buell/Getty Images. Pictured: Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat.

Jimmy Butler's consistently one of the NBA's most underrated players. Yet here is again, spearheading a Miami Heat team just two wins away from an NBA Finals appearance.

Entering Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Boston Celtics, the MVP award is Butler's to lose: He's the favorite at every single shop, ahead the Boston duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Odds to Win Eastern Conference Finals MVP

*Current Odds via BetMGM

Jimmy Butler+100
Jayson Tatum+170
Jaylen Brown+400
Bam Adebayo+1400
Marcus Smart+2000
Tyler Herro+5000
Kyle Lowry+15000
Al Horford+15000
Robert Williams+15000
Grant Williams+15000
Derrick White+15000
Max Strus+20000
Victor Oladipo+20000
Gabe Vincent+20000
Duncan Robinson+25000

Butler had his fingerprints all over the series opener.

He poured in 41 points, adding nine boards, five assists and four steals in a blowout win over Boston. And despite Miami's loss in Game 2, Butler put up a game-high 29, the second consecutive contest leading either team in points.

Butler's price tag would likely be a couple cents higher had he played all four quarters in Miami's Game 3 upset win.

The six-time All-Star was ruled out for the second half due to knee inflammation, but contributed with eight points, three assists, two rebounds and a couple of steals through 20 minutes of play.

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Meanwhile, Adebayo is clearly Butler's biggest threat of any teammate. The big man erupted for 31 points and 10 rebounds in the Game 3 win. He likely doesn't have to worry about Tyler Herro, who's sidelined from Monday's game with a groin injury.

For instance, FanDuel has completely written Herro off, dropping his odds to +21000 to pick up the honor.

Tatum's odds are shorter than Brown's at every sportsbook, but the former has a steep hill to climb: Tatum recorded just 10 points on 3-of-14 shooting in the Game 3 home loss.

Boston is a seven-point favorite for Monday showdown, which tips at 8:30 p.m. ET. for this Game 4 matchup.

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Nick Sterling
Jul 23, 2024 UTC