MVP What Are The Odds Jayson Tatum

  • Jayson Tatum has moved up to third in the latest NBA odds boards.
  • Tatum is averaging 32.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game this season.
  • The Celtics are 10-3 SU as of Sunday and have the second-best record in the entire NBA.

The rest of the NBA finally took notice of Jayson Tatum as a primetime player when he won the first-ever Larry Bird Eastern Conference MVP award, leading the Boston Celtics to an appearance in the 2022 NBA Finals. Boston went as near as two games away from winning the NBA title before the Warriors won three in a row to clinch the title.

This season, the Celtics opened as one of the early title favorites. After 13 games played this season, Boston is not the +500 co-favorites with the Milwaukee Bucks at FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, Borgata Online, and BetRivers.

Similarly, Tatum has moved up the MVP odds boards as Boston’s top-performing player this season.

Jayson Tatum MVP Campaign

Tatum’s MVP campaign continued last Saturday when the Celtics star scored 43 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and issued 3 assists with 7 three-pointers made while shooting 50% from the floor.

Boston defeated the Detroit Pistons 117-108 despite playing without Jaylen Brown who got the night off due to a knee contusion. The win was Boston’s sixth straight victory as they improved to 10-3 SU as of Sunday night, the second-best record in the entire NBA.

For the season, Tatum is averaging 32.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 0.8 steals per game. He is also shooting 50% from the field, 38% from deep, and 87% from the foul line with a True Shooting percentage of 65.3%.

This month alone, Tatum is averaging 34 points and 7 rebounds while rankings 1st in the league in points and three-pointers. Tatum has also registered four straight 30-point games for Boston for the month of November. Overall this season, Tatum has two 40+ point scoring games and 8 30+ scoring games after just 13 games played so far this campaign.

Notable MVP Odds Movement Since the Start of the Season

According to online sportsbook Bet365, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell has had the biggest improvement in MVP betting odds since the start of the season.

Spida opened at +5000 but is now down to +2800 at the said betting site. However, the player who has moved up the ladder highest is Jayson Tatum who is now third behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic.

Last July, the Top 5 MVP favorites were Doncic at +425, Giannis at +600, Hoel Embiid at +700, Kevin Durant at +900, and Tatum, Ja Morant, and Nikola Jokic all at +1200 odds. As of last Saturday, Luka still stood as the +220 favorite followed by Antetokounmpo at +250 but with Tatum moving up to third at +800.
As of the latest Bet365 US NBA MVP odds board, Giannis is the new frontrunner at +260 odds while Luka has dropped to second at +275. Meanwhile, Tatum has continued to shorten and is now listed at +450 odds as the third favorite.

Tatum has also shortened to +475 via DraftKings Sportsbook, and +500 via FanDuel Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook, and BetRivers. His longest odds are at +550 via BetMGM and Borgata Online. At all sportsbooks, Antetokounmpo and Doncic are the only two players with shorter odds than the Celtics star. But considering they were already at the top of the betting boards before the season started, it’s Tatum who has made the significant move.

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