Five Likely 2022-23 NBA MVP Winners

The 2022-23 NBA season is already going strong, and we are into the month of November. Although it is early, let us take a look at the MVP race, and which players are leading the pack in terms of odds. The two-time defending Most Valuable Player Award winner Nikola Jokic is noticeably absent from the top five. His odds stand at +1600, and Joel Embiid and Kevin Durant are at +1600, too.

Meanwhile, we have a tie atop the odds leaderboard for MVP. So, who are the top two?

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2022-23 NBA Regular Season MVP Odds

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Joel Embiid
Nikola Jokic
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Jayson Tatum
Luka Doncic

Giannis Antetokounmpo (+350)

Before Jokic was dominating the MVP race, it was Giannis Antetokounmpo who won back-to-back awards in 2018-19 and 2019-20. Antetokounmpo, a soon-to-be seven-time all-star, also won the 2021 Finals MVP in the Milwaukee Bucks’ championship season. As a defensive wizard and unstoppable force, the Greek Freak continues to dominate for a strong Bucks team that should be in the top two in the Eastern Conference. Antetokounmpo will be fighting hard for his third regular season MVP trophy this season.

Luka Doncic (+350)

Luka Doncic is just 23 years old, and the six-foot-seven guard is a menace to opposing defenses. The former EuroLeague champion and EuroLeague MVP won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2018-19. He is still looking for his first NBA championship and NBA MVP trophy, but you can count on him being a force for the 2022-23 MVP. Doncic is the primary scorer on the Dallas Mavericks, and he will continue to put up huge numbers.

Jayson Tatum (+700)

Jayson Tatum led the 2021-22 Boston Celtics to the NBA Finals and had a chance at his first championship and first Finals MVP Award, but the team fell short. Boston is back with a new head coach, and Tatum appears ready to take the next step. After averaging 26.9 points per game last season, he is well on his way to a new career high this season. Tatum is a strong play for the MVP trophy.

Ja Morant (+1100)

Ja Morant, the 2021-22 Most Improved Player Award winner, is in the running for the 2022-23 MVP. Similar to Tatum, Morant is making his impressive ascension. He is also on pace for a new career high in points. After his first all-star season in 2021-22, Morant looks to not only make the All-Star Game again but also wants to be on the All-NBA First Team. Last season, he was on the All-NBA Second Team.

Stephen Curry (+1200)

You can never count out Stephen Curry, who is another former back-to-back winner of the MVP award (2014-15 and 2015-16). Curry is the elder statesman on this list, as he will be 35 years old in March. He has not been slowing down though, as the four-time champion has the potential to lead the NBA in scoring. Curry may not play as many games as he used to, but his performances when he is on the court continue to be masterful.