Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors’ MVP candidate, is favored to win the 1st Finals MVP

Golden State's Stephen Curry Although he has not been awarded the NBA Finals MVP award yet, oddsmakers think this will be his year.

Curry is the unanimous favorite to be named MVP in the Finals between Warriors and Boston Celtics At all the country's sportsbooks. Caesars Sportsbook's even-money favorite is he.

Boston's Jason Tatum, +180 is second favorite, followed closely by Celtics teammate Jaylen Brown (+1,000). Golden State's Klay Thompson (+1,500). Draymond Green Next is Curry (+1,800). Curry is the focus of most action. He hasn't won MVP in any of his five previous Finals appearances.

Curry has attracted nearly half (44%) and the majority of all bets at Caesars Sportsbook. This includes a pair $2,500 wagers placed by a Colorado bettor when the Warriors point guard was 10-1 for MVP. Curry is also the BetMGM's MVP winner, with the highest number of bets placed and most money wagered. This bookmaker has the biggest liability.

Golden State's MVP is the best bet at Caesars Sportsbook. Jordan Poole. As the playoffs began, a Colorado bettor placed a $500 wager on Poole to win Finals MVP. He was given 200-1 odds. Poole's odds are now 30-1 for the Finals which begin Thursday in San Francisco.

A PointsBet sportsbook in Colorado placed a $3333 wager that Thompson would win MVP. The odds were 100-1. If Thompson wins, the bet would net $333,000.300

Curry was named MVP in the Western Conference Finals. Curry joins a distinguished list of seven players who won MVPs of the regular season as well as MVPs of the Finals. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin DurantKobe Bryant LeBron JamesShaquille and Michael Jordan Wilt Chamberlain.

Curry now has to face one of the most difficult defenders in Boston. Marcus Smart. ESPN Stats and Information shows that the Warriors' offensive efficiency is second to none when Smart guards Curry. Smart is +3,500 to win the Finals MVP Award at Caesars Sportsbook.

Golden State opened the week as a 3.5 point favorite over the Celtics in Game 1. ET, ABC).

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