There’s a new MVP favorite as the NBA regular season prepares to resume.
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid overtook Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James last week and is now the consensus favorite to win the regular-season MVP award at sportsbooks around the nation. Embiid is listed at 200 to win MVP at Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill, followed by James at 225.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is next at 350, followed by Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Embiid opened at 40-1 to win MVP at Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill, but his odds steadily improved throughout the season as he put up big numbers.