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2021 NBA Finals MVP: Damian Lillard's odds might surprise you

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With the NBA season complete and fans turning their attention to the playoffs, it's fair to wonder who might be crowned NBA Finals MVP, and perhaps place a bet.

The top teams will battle it out in the playoffs, beginning with the Play-In Tournament, which starts today. Among teams in the Play-In Tournament, Jayson Tatum, Steph Curry, LeBron James and Anthony Davis are on the top 30 list of odds to make it all the way to the Finals and win MVP. 

LeBron sits at +600 odds to win Finals MVP despite the Lakers' tough road to the Finals. If he were to win his fifth Finals MVP, LeBron would have to lead the Lakers through the Play-In Tournament and a first-round series versus a No. 1 or No. 2 seed. Michael Jordan holds the record as a six-time Final MVP winner, but a Finals run from LeBron and the Lakers would be unprecedented this season.  

Here are the top 30 potential Finals MVPs and their current odds (courtesy of our partner, PointsBet):

  • Kevin Durant, +360
  • Kawhi Leonard, +600
  • LeBron James, +600
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, +850
  • Joel Embiid, +850
  • James Harden, +1100
  • Donovan Mitchell, +1200
  • Kyrie Irving, +1400
  • Paul George, +1800
  • Anthony Davis, +1800
  • Rudy Gobert, +1800
  • Devin Booker, +3000
  • Chris Paul, +3000
  • Nikola Jokic, +3300
  • Luka Doncic, +5000
  • Jimmy Butler, +5000
  • Ben Simmons, +5000
  • Damian Lillard, +5000
  • Julius Randle, +7000
  • Mike Conley Jr., +7000
  • Trae Young, +8000
  • Stephen Curry, +8000
  • Khris Middleton, +8000
  • Jrue Holiday, +8000
  • Tobias Harris, +8000
  • Jayson Tatum, +15000
  • Bam Adebayo, +15000
  • Deandre Ayton, +15000
  • Michael Porter Jr., +20000
  • Kristaps Porzingis, +30000

Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.