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Burn City Bets: Best Bets for the NBA Awards (Part 3)

The NBA regular season is quickly approaching. Which bets are the best to make when it comes to the regular season NBA Awards?

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Coach of the Year

Last season the winner of the coach of the year award was Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown. The Kings made their first playoff appearance since the 2005-06 season. They finished the season with the third best record in the western conference. The award normally goes to the coach of the team that made the biggest jump in wins from the previous year or has the perception of doing the most with the least amount of talent.

The betting favorite to win the award this season is Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault at +750. The Thunder missed the playoffs last season and are expected to increase their number of wins in a big way. Another team that missed the playoffs last season that could make a big jump this year is the New Orleans Pelicans.

Last season the Pelicans were one of the top teams in the western conference during the first two months of the season. They were not able to keep up that pace as injuries took a toll on them. If New Orleans can avoid big time injuries to their main players, Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, and CJ McCollum, they may find themselves with a top four seed in the western conference. This would definitely make a great case for their head coach Willie Green to win the award. This is a risky bet with the injury history of New Orleans but it will be worth it. Take Willie Green for coach of the year at +2000.

Most Valuable Player

The most sought after individual award is Most Valuable Player. Last season Philadelphia 76er Joel Embiid won MVP. He averaged 33.1 points and 10 rebounds per game. Embiid also shot 54% from the field and led the 76ers to the third best record in the eastern conference.

The MVP is normally on a team that finishes with a top four seed in their conference. The best players on the best teams are the ones that will be in contention for the award. The usual suspects are Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Steph Curry among others.

One of the better teams in the NBA should be the Phoenix Suns. Devin Booker could take a jump up in production this season as he will have more of a play-making role. Last year Booker averaged 27.8 points and 5.5 assists per game. He was very efficient, shooting 49% from the floor and 35% from three.

If Booker can keep the same level of efficiency while increasing his assists to over seven per game. He would be a prime candidate for MVP. Devin Booker would be a great bet at +2200.

The odds in this article are from FanDuel. The odds may be different on other betting sites and apps. Please bet responsibly! Here are parts one and two of this article.

Burn City Bets: Best Bets For The NBA Awards

Burn City Bets: Best Bets for the NBA Awards (Part 2)

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