Via NBC Pro Basketball Talk, sports book Bovada released its odds for NBA MVP and Rookie of the year winners today. Andre Drummond came in at 30/1 odds to win Rookie of the Year. I’m no gambling expert, but that sounds like a good bet to take. Kurt Helin at Pro Basketball talk said so as well:
I’ve said before I am picking Lillard to win this and if he does he will pay betters pretty well. But I also like Harrison Barnes’ chances and I think Andre Drummond, who has looked good in the preseason, is a great long shot bet.
Not that we recommend you bet. This is all just in good fun. For discussion. Unless you live in Las Vegas then do what you want.
Drummond is a longer shot than players like Kendall Marshall, Royce White, John Jenkins, Jeremy Lamb and Marquis Teague. If he keeps his preseason play up, he’ll easily be in the conversation with favorites Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard.
Oh, and Greg Monroe has 500/1 odds of winning MVP if you’d like to take that bet.