STEPHEN Curry has emerged as the front-runner to win NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) on both DraftKings and FanDuel following his 43-point performance against the Boston Celtics in Game 4 on Friday night.
Both sites have him listed at -150 to win the award, with Jayson Tatum trailing behind at +170 on DraftKings and +180 on FanDuel. Curry sat at +205 on DraftKings following Golden State’s Game 3 loss, but quickly became the favorite after shooting 14 of 26 from the field while hitting seven 3-pointers to swing home-court advantage back in the Warriors’ favor.
Curry is also the favorite on BetMGM, sitting at -145 after opening at +1400. According to the site, he holds 34.5% of the handle and has been taken on 17.8% of the tickets.
The 6-foot-2 guard has put together a magnificent showing through the first four games of the series, averaging 34.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists while shooting 50% from the field and 49% from long range.
Per DraftKings, Curry is the only Golden State player among the top five favorites to win Finals MVP. Tatum, Jaylen Brown (+600), Marcus Smart (+5000) and Al Horford (+8000) round out the field. Andrew Wiggins currently has the sixth-best odds at +150000, with Klay Thompson tied for seventh with Robert Williams and Derrick White at +20000. — Reuters