Race to the MVP: Joel Embiid now favorite of bookmakers | NBA


Symbol of the uncertainty of the MVP race this season, the Las Vegas bookmakers have just validated a seventh change of favorite. Since yesterday, and after a big streak of 18 games in which he averages 34 points and 11 rebounds, it is thus Joel Embiid who has taken the lead in the predictions!

Thanks to this big passage, with 14 wins for 4 losses for his team, the Cameroonian is now listed as a possible MVP with a rating of 3.6 while he still had a rating of 50 on January 16…

He is now ahead of Stephen Curry (4), Giannis Antetokounmpo (4.25), Nikola Jokic (5) and Ja Morant (15).

As a reminder, it was Luka Doncic who was the bookmakers’ favorite at the start of the season. On October 23, he was joined by Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Golden State point guard then took the lead alone from October 26 to January 13. It was then Kevin Durant who replaced him from January 14 to 15, before being injured. Stephen Curry therefore took over the leadership from January 16 to 25, before the “Greek Freak” dethroned him on January 26. But on January 27, Joel Embiid joined him in turn, before taking the lead alone the following day.

Joel EmbiidPercentageBounces
SeasonTeamMJMinTirs3ptsLFOffDefUntilPdFteIntBpCtPts
2016-17PHL312546.636.778.32.05.97.82.13.60.93.82.520.2
2017-18PHL633048.330.876.92.38.711.03.23.30.63.71.822.9
2018-19PHL643448.430.080.42.511.113.63.73.30.73.51.927.5
2019-20PHL513047.733.180.72.88.911.63.03.40.93.11.323.0
2020-21PHL513151.337.785.92.28.410.62.82.41.03.11.428.5
2021-22PHL373349.736.581.22.18.710.74.32.61.03.01.529.0
Total2973148.833.380.92.38.911.23.23.10.83.41.725.3

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