Will this finally be the year the Nuggets win the NBA championship for the first time in franchise history?
Denver kicks off its 2021-’22 campaign Wednesday and oddsmakers are giving the team a puncher’s chance to bring home the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
Brooklyn is the favorite with odds ranging from +200 to +250, followed by the Lakers (+333 to +400) and the Bucks (+650 to +900).
Here’s a look at some current odds in the world of sports.
The odds the Nuggets will win the NBA championship this season, according to BetMGM. They have the ninth-best odds. Brooklyn (+240) is favored, followed by the Lakers (+400), Milwaukee (+900) and Golden State (+900).
The over-under for total regular-season wins for the Nuggets in the 2021-’22 NBA season, according to BetMGM.
The odds Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. will win the NBA’s most improved player award, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. He is the favorite, ahead of Houston’s Kevin Porter Jr. (+1,000). Former Legend High School and CU Buffs star Derrick White of the Spurs is 11th at +2,500.
The odds Nuggets center Nikola Jokic will lead the NBA in assists per game (with a minimum of 58 games played), according to MaximBet. He is tied for sixth with Lakers forward LeBron James. Nets guard James Harden (+120) is favored, followed by Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (+260).
The odds Jokic will be named the NBA’s most valuable player this season, according to Fanduel Sportsbook. The reigning MVP has the seventh-best odds. Dallas’ Luka Doncic (+500) is the favorite, followed by Nets forward Kevin Durant (+650).
The odds Nuggets guard Bones Hyland will win the rookie of the year award, according to SI Sportsbook. Rockets guard Jalen Green and Pistons guard Cade Cunningham are the favorites at +250.
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