Devin Booker’s NBA MVP Odds Shorten Following Home-Court Clinching Performance
Aaron Ontiveroz/Getty. Pictured: Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns.
The Phoenix Suns clinched home-court advantage for the NBA playoffs, and it was in large part due to the 49-point double-double that Devin Booker dropped on Thursday, causing his MVP odds to halve.
FanDuel had Booker listed at +10000 heading into Thursday’s conference-clinching game with the Nuggets, but his odds fell to +5500 as of Friday morning.
Something about Devin Booker and playing on March 24th 🔥
3/24/2017: Drops 70 points on the Celtics
Last night: Drops 49 points and 10 assists on the Nuggets
✅ Over 26.5 points
✅ Over 5 assists pic.twitter.com/8l8gAwAyLO
— NBABet (@nbabet) March 25, 2022
Booker has the sixth-shortest odds to win the coveted award, but he’s still a major longshot to secure it. Joel Embiid is the favorite at -170 while Nikola Jokic is close behind, listed at +170.
After the two big men, Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed at +1000 and Luka Doncic and Ja Morant slot in just ahead of Booker at +4600 and +5000, respectively.
In terms of statistics, Booker comes in at ninth in the NBA in points per game and 37th in assists per game, but he’s gotten the job done on the defensive end as well.
Booker has the sixth-best defensive rating for all guards in the association among all qualifying players.
Across the board, Booker is as short as +3000 to win the MVP (DraftKings) and as long as +20000 in some places (PointsBet).
The MVP market is a volatile one and one that frequently features the most varied odds from book to book due to the subjective nature of the award, but Booker is a longshot no matter the book right now.
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