Giannis Antetokounmpo Expected to Edge James Harden for NBA MVP

The latest odds from BetOnline.ag have Milwaukee Bucks star swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo favored to win the award.

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For the longest time it appeared the NBA MVP award was James Harden’s to lose but the latest odds from BetOnline.ag have Milwaukee Bucks star swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo favored to win the award.

The online betting site has Antetokounmpo at a -1000 to win the MVP. Harden, who won the award last season, is at a +350 and Oklahoma City’s Paul George (the 3rd finalist) is at a +5000.

Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to the best record in the NBA this season averaging 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. The Greek Freak notched 54 double-doubles and five triple-doubles.

The Bucks and Raptors are currently tied a 2 games apiece in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Harden had a spectacular season leading the league in scoring with an average of 36.1 points per game (the most points per game since Michael Jordan.

The Beard scored at least 30 points 32 games in a row at one point during the season. He also poured in at least 50 points nine times. He shot 44.2 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from three-point range and 87.9 percent from the foul line — all career highs.