The safe bet for NBA MVP this season, according to Vegas oddsmakers, is (not surprisingly) the guy who won the award last year. LeBron James is the odd-on favorite to collect a fourth Maurice Podoloff trophy. Per the Palm Beach Post: “Not a surprise, but Bovada has LeBron James listed as a strong favorite to win his fourth MVP […] LeBron James (MIA) 9/5, Kevin Durant (OKC) 15/4, Kobe Bryant (LAL) 12/1, Russell Westbrook (OKC) 16/1, Dwight Howard (LAL) 16/1, Steve Nash (LAL) 16/1, Chris Paul (LAC) 20/1, Kevin Love (MIN) 20/1, Dwyane Wade (MIA) 22/1.”