The NBA Sixth Man of the Year odds race has largely been a one-man show for the majority of the year. And with the season down to the final stretch with only a handful of games remaining, it appears Jordan Clarkson has this award in the bag.
Though Clarkson has been locked in as the favorite for months, the rest of the board has undergone some changes over the second half of the season. A familiar face to Clarkson has now cemented himself as the runner-up in the odds to win NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
Let's take a look at the complete list of players who have the best odds to win Sixth Man of the Year.
Odds to win NBA Sixth Man of the Year
Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of May 11, 2021.
Favorite to win NBA Sixth Man of the Year
Utah Jazz combo-guard Jordan Clarkson remains the favorite in the NBA Sixth Man of the Year odds race at -1,250. That's down from -1,430 a few weeks ago, but the 28-year-old continues to cement his case. Clarkson has flourished in a reserve role with the Jazz, averaging a career-high 18.0 points per game through 65 contests. The 3-point threat recently dropped his second 40-plus point game of the season, becoming the first player since Lou Williams during the 2018-19 season to have multiple 40-point games off the bench.
Clarkson is followed by teammate Joe Ingles, who has been holding down the No. 2 spot and now sits at +500 odds. Ingles has been a valuable piece for the first-place Jazz and has filled in admirably as a starter when his number has been called. Ingles, who primarily plays heavy reserve minutes off the bench when the Jazz are fully healthy, has started 27 games this season and been inserted into the starting five whenever injured guard Mike Conley sits. Ingles does a little bit of everything has been among the game's top three-point shooters this season, converting on a career-best mark from beyond the arc.
Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson remains at No. 3 on the odds board at +1,600, down from the +950 he reached earlier in April. He's shooting 50-plus percent from the field while averaging nearly 13.0 points per game.
Understanding NBA Sixth Man of the Year odds
Most sportsbooks will display odds in the American format as listed above. We'll use last season's Rookie of the Year race as an example:
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.
It's worth noting that, recently, the Sixth Man Award hates big men. 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.
NBA Sixth Man of the Year history
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