2024 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Odds: Reid's Late Charge Wins Him 6MOY

Malik Monk appeared to have 6MOY odds in the bag as recently as a few weeks ago, but a late cold streak, combined with inspired play from Naz Reid, flipped this volatile market yet again.

Apr 24, 2024 • 13:49 ET • 4 min read
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Another season, another wild ride for the Sixth Man of Year odds, as this extremely volatile market was total chaos yet again. The NBA odds to crown the league's best bench player haven't been able to sit still all season, with many dramatic rises and falls.

Contenders like Austin Reaves, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Norman Powell laid claim, and while Malik Monk built what seemed like a bulletproof lead, Naz Reid ultimately dethroned him to win the Sixth Man award. 

Let's take a look at the rest of the NBA 6MOY odds contenders, as the closing odds for what turned out to be a very close ballot between Monk and Reid. 

NBA Sixth Man of the Year odds

Player Team DraftKings FanDuel bet365
Malik Monk Kings Sacramento Kings -150 -165 -160
Naz Reid Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves +110 +120 +110
Norman Powell Clippers Los Angeles Clippers +3,000 +3,100 +3,000
Bobby Portis Bucks Milwaukee Bucks +8,000 +10,000 +10,000

All odds OTB, closing prices listed as of last update.

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NBA Sixth Man of the Year favorites

Malik Monk (-150 to -165)

In the mix for 6MOY again this season was Malik Monk, the Kings bench sparkplug, who saw the market move in his favor after catching fire to average 18.2 ppg on 49% shooting in February. Things only got better over the first few weeks of March: 21 ppg on 47% shooting, helping Monk continue to pad his odds-on lead. 

But then disaster struck; Monk went very hot-and-cold over March's second half, including an 0-for-11, 0-point eyesore against the Magic's brutal defense. Compounding things, he injured his knee, ending his regular season, though his 72 games played were more than enough to keep him eligible.

Not only did Monk completely kill the momentum and recency biases working in his favor, a new contender emerged:

Naz Reid (+100 to +110)

Thought you knew what was going on with the Six Man of the Year odds? Think again, obviously. 

A market that's becoming a hotbed for wild, unpredictable odds swings sawyet more upheaval, with Timberwolves backup big Naz Reid making a late bid to challenge Monk, who was recently a -1,100 favorite. 

Not only did Reid put up stellar numbers, his stabilizing effect in Karl Anthony Towns' absence was a crucial reason why Minnesota held serve in the Western Conference, in the mix for the No. 1 seed until the season's final days.

Reid effectively saw starter's minutes down the stretch, further padding stats and helping sway voters whose last impressions of Monk weren't exactly positive. 

Understanding NBA Sixth Man of the Year odds 

Most sportsbooks will display odds in the American format as listed above. We'll use 2022-23's 6MOY race as an example: 

As the season progressed, with Quickley having been a huge favorite, his odds had a minus (-) sign ahead of the number: 

  • Immanuel Quickley -300

This means that a bettor needs to wager $300 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: 

  • Russell Westbrook +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 6MOY betting trends

Here are some trends you'll want to keep in mind when betting on NBA Sixth Man of the Year: 

  • Guards have absolutely owned this award recently, winning 6MOY in 11 of the past 12 seasons.

  • Only three centers (Montrezl Harrell '20, Roy Tarpley '88, and Bill Walton '86) have won 6MOY in its 41-year history.

  • Further, since Antawn Jamison won playing out of position as a small forward on the 2003-04 Dallas Mavericks, only two non-guards (Lamar Odom '11, Montrezl Harrell '20) have claimed the trophy. 

  • Both Jamal Crawford ('10, '14, '16) and Lou Williams ('15, '18, '19) are recent three-time winners, so voter fatigue may matter less in this market. 

How is NBA Sixth Man of the Year decided?

The NBA Sixth Man of the Year is awarded to the league's best bench player each season. A variety of factors go into evaluating who the top reserve is:

Consistent statistical impact

The 6MOY must consistently provide a significant impact on the game whenever entering from the bench. This impact should be palpable and discernible in terms of offensive, defensive, or playmaking contributions.

Scoring prowess

The candidate should display an ability to contribute significantly to the team's scoring efforts. This can be evidenced by an impressive points-per-game average, especially in crucial moments of the game. Scoring tends to be the single most important stat for Sixth Man voting.


The awardee should demonstrate the capability to adapt to various game situations. This encompasses two-way play, as well as adaptability to different styles and opposing lineups.

Role-player mentality

The recipient must exhibit a selfless approach to the game, willingly accepting their role as a substitute player and deferring to stars, while able to fill a variety of needs for team success.

Impact on team success

The award recipient should have a discernible impact on the team's overall success during the regular season, especially in terms of on-off metrics that measure a player’s impact on their team’s bottom line, and value relative to potential replacements.

NBA Sixth Man of the Year history

Year NBA 6MOY Winner
2022-23 Malcolm Brogdon
2021-22 Tyler Herro
2020-21 Jordan Clarkson
2019-20 Montrezl Harrell
2018-19 Lou Williams
2017-18 Lou Williams
2016-17 Eric Gordon
2015-16 Jamal Crawford
2014-15 Lou Williams
2013-14 Jamal Crawford
2012-13 J.R. Smith
2011-12 James Harden
2010-11 Lamar Odom
2009-10 Jamal Crawford
2008-09 Jason Terry
2007-08 Manu Ginobili
2006-07 Leandro Barbosa
2005-06 Mike Miller
2004-05 Ben Gordon
2003-04 Antawn Jamison

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