Brogdon was acquired to bolster Boston’s NBA offensive depth, and he has done so thus far. With the Cs in first place and other contenders in flux, Bogdon is the odds-on favorite for NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
Russell Westbrook appeared to have the Sixth Man of the Year chances in the bag as recently as a month ago. He had been a betting favorite for months and was consistently contributing off the bench.
But, maybe as expected, the trade winds blew in Los Angeles, leaving Westbrook on the buyout market, probably to sign somewhere as a starting point guard.
As a result, the NBA odds to award the league’s top bench player have changed drastically, and Westbrook’s name has fallen further down the board.
Preference to win NBA Rookie of the Year
Malcolm Brogdon (-170)
After losing the NBA Finals, the Celtics appeared to have a dire need for playmaking and secondary scoring, so they quickly acquired Malcolm Brogdon in the offseason, so slaying two birds with one stone.
Early in the season, Brogdon’s production fluctuated, but he has been a critical part in Boston’s NBA-leading record, strengthening an attack that ranks third in the league. Brogdon has been vital in keeping opponents honest, especially in light of recent backcourt ailments for the Celtics.
Brogdon’s health is a major concern, as he has missed significant portions of four of the past six seasons. But with 50 games already played, he is in a less taxing role and on pace for his healthiest season since his rookie year.
Assessing the probabilities for NBA Sixth Man of the Year
The majority of bookmakers will display odds in the format outlined above. We will use the 2019-20 Rookie of the Year competition as an illustration.
As the season progressed, despite Ja Morant’s status as a heavy favorite, his odds displayed a minus sign (-) in front of the number.
Ja Morant -500
This means that a wager of $500 is required to win $100. Other candidates with less favorable odds would have a plus sign (plus) preceding the number. Before a clear favorite is established early in the season, the following betting choices will be listed:
+650 for Zion Williamson
Thus, the potential payout for every $100 wagered is $650.
If American odds aren’t your style, you can easily convert them to decimal or fractional format with our odds converter. The majority of online sportsbooks allow you to alter the odds display format.
Notable is the fact that the Sixth Man Award despises large guys as of late. After Antawn Jamison won in 2003-04 as a small forward playing out of position for the Dallas Mavericks, only two non-guards (Lamar Odom in 2011 and Montrezl Harrell in 2020) have received the award.
NBA 6MOY betting trends
These are some trends to consider while wagering on the NBA Sixth Man of the Year. Check out NBA online betting Ph to get in on the action:
Guards have dominated this award in recent years, claiming 6MOY in nine of the past ten seasons.
Only three centers have earned 6MOY: Montrezl Harrell ’20, Roy Tarpley ’88, and Bill Walton ’86.
Recent three-time victors Jamal Crawford (2010, 2014, 2016) and Lou Williams (2015, 2018-2019) may reduce voter weariness in this area.
Sixth Man of the Year in NBA history
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