Granger and Hibbert Are the 19th and 35th Most Likely Players to Become MVP this Year


If you’re a betting man or woman and have incredible optimism about the upcoming Pacers season, you now have yourself a get-rich-quick scheme. Two Indiana players are among the top 60 most-likely candidates to win the 2012-13 NBA MVP award, according to the online bookie Bovada.

Danny Granger, the 19th most likely to win, is a 60-to-1 shot (the same as Hall of Famers Tim Duncan, Paul Pierce and Pau Gasol, and reigning Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving) while Roy Hibbert is getting 200-to-1 odds (as are Steph Curry and Jrue Holiday).

I wouldn’t recommend liquidating your 401(k) for this but since many NBA analysts are projecting the Pacers as a 50-plus win team and some others think Indy might finish the year with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, it may be worth a dollar or two. But probably not.

Odds to Win the 2012-13 NBA MVP Award

1 . LeBron James (MIA)                               9/5
2 . Kevin Durant (OKC)                                 15/4
3 . Kobe Bryant (LAL)                                  12/1
4 . Russell Westbrook (OKC) 16/1
4 . Dwight Howard (LAL)    16/1
6 . Steve Nash (LAL) 16/1
7 . Chris Paul (LAC) 20/1
7 . Kevin Love (MIN)                                    20/1
9 . Dwyane Wade (MIA)                              22/1
10 . Deron Williams (BK)                               25/1
10 . Blake Griffin (LAC)                                  25/1
10 . Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 25/1
10 . Tony Parker (SAN)                                  25/1
14 . Rajon Rondo (BOS)                                 28/1
15 . Dirk Nowitzki (DAL)                                 30/1
16 . Andrew Bynum (PHI)                               40/1
17 . Chris Bosh (MIA)                                    50/1
17 . Derrick Rose (CHI)                                  50/1
19 . Danny Granger (IND)                           60/1
19 . Kyrie Irving (CLE)                                    60/1
19 . Pau Gasol (LAL)                                    60/1
19 . Paul Pierce (BOS)                             60/1
19 . Tim Duncan (SAN)                               60/1
24 . Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 75/1
24 . Joe Johnson (BK)                                 75/1
26 . David Lee (GSW) 100/1
26 . Jeremy Lin (HOU)                                   100/1
26 . Josh Smith (ATL)                                   100/1
26 . LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) 100/1
30 . Andre Iguodala (DEN)                         150/1
30 . Eric Gordon (NOH)                                 150/1
30 . John Wall  (WAS)                                 150/1
30 . Luol Deng (CHI)                                      150/1
30 . Rudy Gay (MEM)                                    150/1
35 . Jrue Holiday (PHI)                                   200/1
35 . Stephen Curry (GSW)                           200/1
35 . Roy Hibbert (IND)                                   200/1
38 . Luis Scola (PHO)                                    250/1
38 . Marc Gasol (MEM)                                  250/1
38 . Al Jefferson (UTA)                                   250/1
38 . DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 250/1
38 . Monta Ellis (MIL)                                  250/1
38 . Nene Hilario (WAS)                                 250/1
44 . Kevin Martin (HOU)                                300/1
44 . Andrea Bargnani (TOR)                           300/1
44 . Brandon Jennings (MIL) 300/1
44 . Demar Derozan (TOR)                             300/1
44 . Tyreke Evans (SAC)               300/1
49 . Andrew Bogut (GSW)                        350/1
49 . Evan Turner (PHI)                             350/1
49 . James Harden (OAK)                              350/1
49 . Kemba Walker (CHA)                        350/1
49 . Zach Randolph (MEM)                          350/1
54 . Brook Lopez (BK)                                   500/1
54 . Greg Monroe (DET)                    500/1
54 . Kevin Garnett (BOS)                   500/1
54 . Manu Ginobili (SAN)                      500/1
54 . Nicolas Batum (POR)                  500/1
54 . Ricky Rubio (MIN)                         500/1
54 . Tyson Chandler (NYK)                  500/1

 

 

Tags: Gambling

  • Michael

    What about Paul George?!?! He is going to improve to a superstar only matched by Lebron and Kevin Durant! I know this because I read Pacer blogs comments…

    In all seriousness, I am pretty sure this puts to rest any complaint about the Pacers not getting respect. I would bet on all players 19-30 before Granger and everyone 35-38 before Hibbert. But I do love that they do demand enough respect to get mentioned.

  • Sam

    THE BEAUTY OF THIS TEAM IS THAT WE DON’T HAVE AN MVP PLAYER

    We should be proud of to have a great team not dominated by 1 guy
    mvp = player who’s team will suffer the most without him a la Lebron James or Rajon Rondo of the Heat and Celtics

  • Realist

    Lebron probably, Durant maybe, Paul maybe. Everyone else is a longshot.

    I reckon there are so many players you could rule out simply because they’re not even (or won’t even be) the best player on their team, letalone the league.

    That’s why I doubt a Laker will win it. Westbrook no, Love out for 8 weeks, Wade no, Griffin no, Melo ahahaha no you’re joking right.

    7 . Chris Paul (LAC) 20/1
    10 . Deron Williams (BK) 25/1
    10 . Tony Parker (SAN) 25/1
    14 . Rajon Rondo (BOS) 28/1
    15 . Dirk Nowitzki (DAL) 30/1
    16 . Andrew Bynum (PHI) 40/1

    Guys like these are where the value is, in my opinion (if you wanna wager Lebron gets hits by a bus / gets injured). ie clearly the best players on good teams that are capable of (but by no means a lock for) a great regular season (55+ wins). You also may need the whole media peeps to get sick of voting for the best player ala James->Rose 2011, MJ->Malone 1997 etc

    That said, Lebron should be a lock.

    I agree with Sam’s comment. If Granger has an MVP type season then chances are the Pacers are doing something wrong. I’ll settle for Granger/Hibbert East reserves and Paul George coming along nicely.

  • Joe B

    If Roy can rack up blocks and rebounds like he’s doing this pre-season, maybe he threatens for DPOY?

  • other mike

    I will walk to Vegas bare foot if either Roy or Danny win MVP. The odds could be 100-1 and they still wouldn’t be enticing enough.

  • other mike

    meant to say 500-1. damn… still.

  • Jack

    who cares about mvp. who really cares. doesn’t concern the indiana pacers

  • Realist

    I am registering with Disqus, and commenting accordingly.

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