With so many betting options for the 2021-22 NBA season, we asked PressBox’s Glenn Clark and 105.7 The Fan’s Jeremy Conn to share some of their favorite bets for this season.

All numbers are from FanDuel in mid-October.

Jeremy Conn

Luka Doncic To Win NBA MVP (+480)

I think Doncic wins it this year barring an injury. He fills up the stat sheet, and he is an absolute game-changer. Provided Doncic gets a little more help, the Mavericks are a team to be reckoned with for years to come.

Dejounte Murray To Win NBA Most Improved Player (+2000)

DeMar DeRozan is now on the Bulls. The Spurs are Murray’s team now and I believe he will have a shot to be an All-Star this year. He probably won’t make it, though, because the West is loaded with great guards.

Miami Heat Over 48.5 Regular-Season Wins (-110)

I would not be surprised if Miami has the best record in the league or is the runner-up to Brooklyn. The Heat added Kyle Lowry, and Victor Oladipo will be back. Miami also has an alpha among alphas in Jimmy Butler.

Glenn Clark

Golden State Warriors To Win NBA Championship (+1200)

I can’t help myself. I know better than to think the Warriors will ever be the same. But what if they could be?! Klay Thompson is expected to be back around Christmas, and even if he needs a few months to return to form, that would give them plenty of time to be ready for a postseason run. If James Wiseman takes another step forward, they’re a legitimate threat.

Giannis Antetokounmpo To Win NBA MVP (+700)

With all due respect to the favorite (Luka Doncic, +480), I can’t believe these are the types of odds you can get on a two-time MVP who is unquestionably the best player in the league at the moment. The Bucks did nothing to their roster to suggest they won’t be nearly totally carried by “The Greek Freak” again this season.

Atlanta Hawks To Win Eastern Conference (+2100)

If what we saw in the postseason was a sign of things to come, the Hawks might already have the roster necessary to try to go win the East. They also have the assets necessary to try to make a splash in-season, maybe for someone like Raptors forward Pascal Siakam?

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Issue 271: October/November 2021

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