With lots of events happening and some special expositions by the finest athletes in the 12th week of the NBA season, the race for the 2022 KIA MVP has heated up
Let’s take a look at this week’s top 10 athletes with the potential to win the MVP honor and how the race is getting underway in the 2022 NBA season.
KIA NBA MVP Race 2022, Players List, Betting Odds, Predictions, Favorite And Ladder
1.Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
The Greek freak has clinched the number 1 spot by jumping 4 ranks from last week, jumping straight from the 5th rank to the 1st. Some dominating displays both on the offensive and defensive ends in the last three games led him to the top. Averaging 27.6 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 5.8 assists, it is abundant to state that the freak has been tucked in since his return.
Last week’s ranking: 5th
The odds of winning are +650
- Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
When it comes to the MVP talk, KD can never be overlooked. Staying in the same spot as last week, KD looks like a lone warrior in a battle for the championship, averaging almost 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists per game, and still has not been able to register any wins in the last three games. The Nets expect Kyrie to return against the Pacers, hoping things would get better for KD and the company.
Last week’s ranking: 2nd
The odds of winning are +450.
- Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
The all-time 3 point king has had a fantastic season so far, leading the Warriors from the front and averaging 27.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game. Most importantly, his formidable play on the court has kept his team atop the Western Conference ladder since the start of the season. The Warriors bench, Draymond’s top-notch defense, Curry’s significant shooting, and Klay looking to return. The Warriors are not just a sturdy team to beat, but an unstoppable force this season.
Last week’s ranking: 1st
The odds of winning are +130.
4. Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
The previous year’s MVP looks like he will not settle for just one title against his name. His plays on the court explicate why he should be on the top 5 list. The joker, known for his board skills, is always a problem for the opposition because of his unique passing skills, height, and undoubtedly, his consistency in playing hard every night. Averaging 25.8 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 assists, he is looking like he wants to be in the position that he was in last year, the MVP.
Last week rankings: 3rd
The odds of winning are +1300.
5. Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz)
The anchor of Utah’s defense, Rudy, is one of the finest defensive athletes in the league right now, from shutting down anyone’s offense and blocking countless shots throughout the game. He not only deserves to be in the top 5 MVPs but also has a great shot at winning the DPOY of the season again. While he misses games due to injury or health protocols, the Jazz looks to struggle on defense that night, which pretty much explains the significance of his game.
Last week’s ranking: 6th
The odds of winning are +15000.
- Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns)
The Sun’s guard was seen in some decent form this past weekend, averaging 14 points and 10.4 assists in the season. CP3 and his teammate Devin are both eyeing another run for the championship.
The odds of winning are +6000
- James Harden (Brooklyn Nets)
The Beard never ceases to dazzle. He may disagree with the officials’ decisions, but he is a menace to the opposition. Missing some of the major games for the Nets due to Injury he still managed to average 22.5 in points, 8.1 in rebounds, and 9.8 in assists per game.
The odds of winning are +8000
8.DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls)
The Eastern Conference player of the month and the new clutch master has vindicated why he needs to be in this list, winning it for the bulls in back to back buzzer-beater shots and leading by an example, DeMar is averaging 26.9 in points, 5 in rebounds, and 4.5 in assists per game.
The odds of winning are +7000
9. Joel Embiid ( Philadelphia 76ers)
Embiid is another dominant big man on the list who is known for his supreme board skills, loves to dominate the game, and kind of reminds me of Shaq. The big man is bringing so much to the game. He loves his city, plays tough every night, and is also up to taking on tough defensive assignments like Durant and Jokic. He was close to winning the MVP the previous year, but if he continues to bring an extraordinary show on the floor, he will surely make it this year.
The odds of winning are +4000
- Zach Lavine ( Chicago Bulls)
Zach is one of those ballplayers that doesn’t get the acknowledgment he deserves for what he brings to the game. The previous year, even though he was playing extraordinarily well, he wasn’t even talked about as a top 10 MVP, but this season he has surely made his mark by dropping back to back dimes in every game. The dunk artist is averaging 26.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.
The odds of winning are +6500
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