The NBA Finals bring some of the most intense basketball of year and there's always a player who rises above the rest.
The betting market for the NBA FInals MVP usually opens during the first round of the playoffs and runs right up until the last game of the series.
2023 NBA Finals MVP odds
Odds for players to win the 2023 Finals MVP will hit the board once the playoffs begin this spring.
Understanding NBA Finals MVP odds
Sportsbooks will post NBA Finals MVP odds as early as the beginning of the playoffs. These NBA futures are constantly adjusted throughout the postseason depending on how well players perform as well as their team success. Sportsbooks will also adjust the NBA Awards odds based on handle and liability to certain players.
NBA Finals MVP odds will usually look like this:
- Kevin Durant +410
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $410 if Durant takes home the NBA Finals MVP Award. If it's close to the end of the NBA Finals and a player has stood out as the obvious MVP of the series they might have a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds like this:
- LeBron James -155
This means that if you bet on LeBron to win Finals MVP, you would have needed to bet $155 to profit $100.
All of the odds listed above are in American format, but if you prefer decimal or fractional odds, simply plug them into our odds converter tool.
NBA Finals MVP odds trends
Here are some trends you'll want to keep in mind when placing a bet on NBA Finals MVP:
- Only one player (Jerry West, 1969) has ever won Finals MVP on the losing team.
- No true center has won Finals MVP since Shaquille O'Neal in 2002.
- Forwards have won 11 of the past 12 Finals MVPs
NBA Finals MVP history
NBA Finals MVP Odds FAQs
Steph Curry is the betting favorite to win NBA Finals MVP.
Giannis Antetokounmpo won NBA Finals MVP in 2021.