Ja Morant Stock Rising, Luka Doncic Stock Falling in Latest NBA MVP Odds

Memphis Grizzles guard Ja Morant.
Memphis Grizzles guard Ja Morant. / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

If you missed Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant's 52-point game against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, I suggest you go back an watch some highlights.

He was on another level in the Grizzlies' win, which pulled them within a game of the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.

Morant is a special player, and the oddsmakers at WynnBET Sportsbook were convinced by Monday's performance to move him into the No. 4 spot in the latest MVP odds.

Latest Odds to Win NBA MVP

  • Joel Embiid: +100
  • Nikola Jokic: +285
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: +550
  • Ja Morant: +1000
  • DeMar DeRozan: +1000
  • Steph Curry: +2000
  • Devin Booker: +2500
  • Luka Doncic: +3000

Ja Morant Deserves MVP Consideration

This season, Morant is putting up 27.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game while shooting 49.8 percent from the field, but what's more impressive is how far he's taken this Grizzlies team in the 2021-22 campaign.

After earning the No. 8 seed in the playoffs last season, the Grizzlies have made the leap from playoff hopeful to playoff contender, sitting in the top three in the West for the majority of the season. The Grizzlies have a chance to catch the Warriors down the stretch of the campaign and there's no doubt that Morant is the driving force.

The Grizzlies are plus-5.2 points per 100 possessions when Morant is on the floor this season, and he could follow the historical trend that usually rewards MVP candidates that finish in the top two seeds in their conference.

Ja has had plenty of signature/highlight moments this season, and he's worth a shot at 10/1 to win the MVP.

Luka Doncic Losing Ground in MVP Conversation

On Monday, I talked about the path for Luka Doncic to win the MVP award, but the oddsmakers aren't sold.

Doncic dropped from +2000 to +3000 to win the league's MVP award after Monday's action, and that's despite him leading the Mavericks to a comeback win over the Warriors on Sunday.

Doncic's stock may be falling for the time being at WynnBET, and it's worth noting that he missed several games this season and that most MVPs appear in at least 85 percent of their teams games in a given season.

If you believe in Doncic in the Mavs to make a run to end the season, there is some value here, but he should still be viewed as a long shot to win.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record in the NBA this season here.