November 2021 Basketball Wiretap

LeBron James Becomes MVP Favorite At Vegas Sportsbook

Jan 27, 2021 1:07 AM

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook made LeBron James the betting favorite for NBA MVP on Monday at 4-1 odds.

James, who began the season in the top six of MVP betting, is currently the favorite or the runner-up at most sportsbooks. 

"People have to be more in awe of what he's doing the older he gets. ...  I think that could sway some people who didn't vote for him last year," said SuperBook NBA oddsmaker Jeff Sherman.

DraftKings has James and Luka Doncic as co-favorites at 5-1, with James training Doncic at William Hill.

James has not won the MVP since 2013. He would be the oldest MVP in league history should he win this season. 

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Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Jan 25, 2021 3:34 PM

Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 5 (Jan. 18-Jan. 24).

Embiid averaged 37.7 points and 11.7 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers went 3-0.

Jokic averaged 29.0 points, 14.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists as the Denver Nuggets went 3-0.

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Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Jan 18, 2021 4:02 PM

Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 4 (Jan. 11-Jan. 17).

Lillard averaged 30.3 points, 7.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers went 3-1.

Durant averaged 34.0 points and 8.0 assists as the Brooklyn Nets went 3-0.

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Tobias Harris, Stephen Curry Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Jan 4, 2021 3:33 PM

Stephen Curry and Tobias Harris have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Curry averaged 39.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as the Golden State Warriors went 2-1.

Harris averaged 23.3 points and 9.7 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers went 3-0.

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