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2022 NBA Finals MVP Odds: Tatum Gaining on Curry

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With the Warriors now West champs, Steph Curry has maintained top spot on the Finals MVP odds board, though Jayson Tatum lurks in contention. Check out their prices as well as the rest of the Finals MVP favorites.

Last Updated: May 28, 2022 8:54 AM ET Read Time: 3 min
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The Golden State Warriors are back in the NBA Finals, and mega-star point guard Stephen Curry has the clearest path to winning Finals MVP of those favored, with Celtics swingman Jayson Tatum hot on his heels.

The Warriors and Celtics are now the overall favorites in the NBA championship odds and thus their alphas topping the Finals MVP odds seems only logical.

Here's an updated breakdown of the top candidates in our latest NBA Finals MVP odds update.

2022 NBA Finals MVP odds

Player Odds to win NBA Finals MVP
Stephen Curry -110
Jayson Tatum +330
Jimmy Butler +750
Klay Thompson +1,500
Jaylen Brown +1,500
Draymond Green +1,800
Bam Adebayo +2,500
Andrew Wiggins +2,500
Jordan Poole +3,500
Marcus Smart +7,500
Kyle Lowry +10,000
Al Horford +10,000
Kevon Looney +10,000

Odds courtesy of DraftKings, as of May 28, 2022.

Favorite to win NBA Finals MVP

Steph Curry (-110)

Curry has held down the No. 1 spot since Devin Booker's hamstring injury took him out of the first round. While Booker returned, Phoenix was stunned by Dallas in the second round, who the Warriors, in turn, thumped 4-1 in the West finals.

Curry was solid if not spectacular against the Mavs, scoring just 23.8 points per game, but still shooting north of 42% from beyond the arc and adding 6.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game. He took his foot off the gas pedal a bit in blowout Game 1 and 5 wins, but scored 30+ in the Game 2 and 3 victories that effectively decided the series. 

Chef has infamously yet to win a Finals MVP award, but especially with the Dubs now able to rest as the East winner is decided, he'll be in prime position to add more hardware to his mantle. 

Jayson Tatum (+330)

Tatum was pretty damn good Friday night: 30 points on 75% shooting and nine rebounds, albeit with seven turnovers. The only problem was that he wasn't Jimmy Butler, who took over Game 6 and put the Celtics back in another must-win.

Tatum's come up with some huge efforts this postseason, helping the Celtics slog through a nightmare gauntlet of playoff opponents: the explosive Nets, the defending champion Bucks, and the No. 1-seed Heat. 

The Celtics swingman made another staggered leap this season that firmly established him as one of the NBA's truly elite talents. If Boston breaks through and wins another championship, he's clearly first in line to receive accolades. 

Understanding NBA Finals MVP odds

Sportsbooks will post NBA Finals MVP odds as early as the beginning of the playoffs. These NBA futures are constantly adjusted throughout the postseason depending on how well players perform as well as their team success. Sportsbooks will also adjust the NBA Awards odds based on handle and liability to certain players.

NBA Finals MVP odds will usually look like this:

  • Kevin Durant +410

This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $410 if Durant takes home the NBA Finals MVP Award. If it's close to the end of the NBA Finals and a player has stood out as the obvious MVP of the series they might have a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds like this: 

  • LeBron James -155

This means that if you bet on LeBron to win Finals MVP, you would have needed to bet $155 to profit $100.

All of the odds listed above are in American format, but if you prefer decimal or fractional odds, simply plug them into our odds converter tool.

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