LeBron James Favored By Vegas to Win the MVP Award

by October 15, 2014

Given that Kevin Durant is expected to miss the next two months with a broken foot, LeBron James is considered the heavy favorite to take home his fifth Most Valuable Player award this season.

According to the Las Vegas sports book Bovada, Durant is still favored to win the scoring title.

Per the Northeast Ohio Media Group:

Bovada set 5/6 odds for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ James to win the NBA’s highest personal honor. It would be his fifth MVP award. The sports book also set 9/2 odds for Cleveland rookie coach David Blatt to be the NBA Coach of the Year, trailing only San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich (3/1).


“In what would have been a two way race for MVP once again, Durant’s injury has moved LeBron James to the odds on favorite,” Bovada manager Kevin Bradley said in a news release.


Milwaukee’s Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 draft whom was passed over by the Cavaliers, is the favorite to be the league’s rookie of the year. […] Bovada’s release did not include odds for NBA champion, but the Cavaliers are listed as the favorite (5/2) on Bovada’s website.