The odds of winning the NBA Rookie of the year award in 2021 are a two-player race. After LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets’ guard, returned to the lineup, the oddsmakers placed him back as the odds on favorite to win the award.
The best basketball betting sites have Ball as the -800 favorite (88.9 per cent implied probability) for the NBA Rookie Of Year award. After being selected third by the Hornets for the 2020 NBA Draft, Ball performed as expected. He averaged 15.6 points, 5.9 rebound and 6.2 assists per match and was the only rookie to post a triple-double this season.
Ball’s ROY odds rose to -1000 after his all-star break, but fell to +250 when he was injured.
Will Anthony Edwards be named NBA Rookie of Year?
After being selected with the No. Anthony Edwards, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by Minnesota Timberwolves is slowly proving his draft status. In the first month of the season, the Georgia product averaged 13.3 points per contest while shooting an awful 35.8 percent from floor.
His supporting cast of Karl Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and D’Angelo Russell missed games. This put Edwards in a tough spot for his first few weeks as a NBA player. Now Edwards is more at ease as the primary scoring option in Minnesota.
Edwards has averaged 24.1 points over 32 games and scored 20 or more in 22 of those. Although it hasn’t led to a winning record (14-18 SU), the Timberwolves should feel proud of their determination and refusal to give in to the pressure to draft James Wiseman or LaMelo.
Edwards will make mistakes and choose poor shots, as with all rookies. It’s all part of the NBA initiation. Edwards’s game is unique in that it can’t replicated by any other rooks. His jaw-dropping athleticism has been displayed recently with jaw-dropping dunks while driving.
Edwards is still healthy and the Timberwolves have nothing to lose this season, so he should be the favorite to win NBA Rookie Of The Year. No other first-year player has as much potential to succeed on offense.
NBA history – Rookie of the year (last ten years)
- 2019-20 – Ja Moant, Memphis Grizzlies
- 2018-19 – Luka Docic, Dallas Mavericks
- 2017-18 – Ben Simmons and Philadelphia 76ers
- 2016-17 – Malcolm Brogdon and Milwaukee Bucks
- 2015-16 – Karl Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)
- 2014-15 – Andrew Wiggins and Minnesota Timberwolves
- 2013-14 – Michael Carter Williams, Philadelphia 76ers
- 2012-13 – Damian Lillard and Portland Trail Blazers
- 2011-12 – Kyrie Irwin, Cleveland Cavaliers
- 2010-11 – Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers
What is a Prop Bet on NBA Rookies
A prop is any bet on certain milestones of players or teams that doesn’t necessarily correlate with the outcome of a game. This is a wager on the chances that a player will win Rookie of The Year.
As the season progresses, the oddsmakers will adjust the lines. The odds will change as more games are played and new players demonstrate their court skills, You should take advantage of the odds that you like to get the best value if you win your bet.Last Updated on October 12, 2021