22 NBA teams will return to the 2019/20 season on the 30th of July, when finally the league can continue. Awards for the best players will still be given at the end of the regular season which is scheduled to finish on the 14th of August. You can already find odds in the NBA best player betting tips in the MVP and MIP categories.
The Most Valuable Player Award is given to the best player of the regular NBA season since the 1955-56 season. Until 1980 NBA players were voting the MVP. After the decision went o sportswriters and broadcasters. One of the best NBA players of all time, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar received the award a record six times. Legendary Michael Jordan was MVP 5 times, while current superstar LeBron James got the award four times. Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo was voted last season’s MVP and he is the biggest favourite this year again.
NBA best player betting tips favour last year’s MVP to win again
The most prestigious award in the NBA is the MVP award, where last season’s winner, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the favourite again. Online sportsbooks in the US can’t see anyone else winning the award and giving him the odds of 1.02 at 1xBet Sportsbook. It must be very honorific for the Greek giant, as other possible winners include LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Antetokounmpo plays for the Milwaukee Bucks and got the Most Improved Player award in 2017. He has been voted into the All-Star team four times since then. And as his biggest achievement he won the Most Valuable Player award in 2019.
Looks like he can defend his title after having a brilliant season so far. He scored a season high 50 points against Utah Jazz last November, and became the captain of the All-Star team alongside James. Who also had a superb season leading the Los Angeles Lakers to the best record in the Western Conference. But it seems even this performance is not enough to win the award after his odds of 11.00 at 1xBet Sportsbook. While his teammate, Anthony Davis has the odds of 34.00 in the NBA best player betting tips.
Close race in the MIP category
Since 1985 sportswriters have also chosen the winner of the Most Improved Player Award. It goes to the player who has shown the most progress during the regular season. Last year Toronto Raptors player Pascal Siakam won the award, but we should have a new winner this season as no one could win it twice. Online gambling sites in the US are favouring Edrice “Bam”Adebayo with the odds of 1.70. The Miami Heat player was a member of the All-Star team for the first time this season, which is his third year in the NBA. He increased his scoring by over 7 points per game and he almost doubled the number of his assists from last year.
His biggest rival in the category is fellow All-Star Brandon Ingram, who has the odds of 3.24 at 1xBet Sportsbook. He was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans by the Los Angeles Lakers before the season. But Ingram has only benefited from the switch. He has been one of the most consistent players of the team and recorded his career-high by scoring first 40 points against Brooklyn Nets. Then 49 points against Utah Jazz this January. His performance is even more impressive as Ingram was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis so his play wasn’t even sure this season.