NBA Rookie of the Year odds underwent a major change after LaMelo Ball's wrist injury, but the NBA ROY odds board changed again with Ball's return vaulting him back on top. First overall pick Anthony Edwards has made a strong case for himself since the All-Star break, but the narrative around the award has already given it to Ball.
With Ball back on the court and the season hitting the home stretch, let's take a look at the latest odds to win NBA Rookie of the Year.
Odds to win NBA Rookie of the Year
|Player||Odds to Win Rookie of the Year|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook on May 6.
Favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year
Third-overall pick LaMelo Ball was running away with the Rookie of the Year award, until a wrist injury opened the door. Then, first overall pick Anthony Edwards blew the door clean off.
While Ball has since regained favorite status, at -715, Edwards has been on an absolute tear since the All-Star break, averaging 24.2 points per game in March, 21.6 in April and 35.5 through the first week of May. Edwards is rightfully second on the odds board and the only other rookie still in the conversation, at +300.
Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton, who enjoyed a steady and efficient rookie year before a season-ending injury, rounds out the Top-3 with the only other odds shorter than +10,000, as he comes in at +8,000.
Understanding NBA Rookie of the Year odds
Most sportsbooks will display odds in the American format as listed above. As last season progressed, with Ja Morant having been a huge favorite, his odds had a minus (-) sign ahead of the number:
- Ja Morant -500
This means that a bettor needs to wager $500 to win $100. Other candidates with worse odds would have a plus (+) sign ahead of the number. Early in the season, before any clear favorite is established, betting options will be listed as such:
- Zion Williamson +650
Here, a bettor stands to profit $650 for every $100 wagered.
If American odds aren't your thing, simply use our odds converter to switch the odds to decimal or fractional format. Most online sportsbooks also give you the option to change the odds format that you see.
NBA Rookie of the Year history
|Year||NBA ROY Winner|
|1999-00||Steve Francis, Elton Brand|
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