Updated NBA Finals MVP Odds: Kawhi Leonard Remains Heavy Favorite Entering Game 6
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- Kawhi Leonard is a large -323 favorite to win Finals MVP, as the Raptors are one game away from winning the NBA title.
- He's followed by Steph Curry (+240) and several longshots, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
The Warriors were able to force a Game 6 back in Oracle despite losing Kevin Durant to another injury. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were brilliant in the closing moments of Game 5, although they’ll still face an uphill climb for the title. The Raptors are currently -320 to win their first championship, with the Warriors at +260 to three-peat.
With the Raptors’ lead, it now also becomes even more likely that a Toronto player will take home the NBA Finals MVP.
After listing Kawhi Leonard at +234 just before Game 3, FanDuel Sportsbook now has Kawhi as the heavy odds-on favorite at -323. Behind him comes Steph Curry (+240), followed by a whole lot of longshots.
NBA Finals MVP Odds
- Kawhi Leonard -323
- Steph Curry +240
- Draymond Green +4000
- Pascal Siakam +10,000
- Klay Thompson +6300
- Kyle Lowry +10,000
Often, taking an MVP bet in a championship game or series provides bettors a nice way to get a better payout than what the team is offering. That’s not really the case with this two-horse race, though, as Kawhi’s and Steph’s odds closely mirror the title odds of their respective teams.
The Warriors are currently 2.5-point favorites and -143 on the moneyline in Thursday’s Game 6.