For anyone who had betted on the Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo last week being the MVP in the NBA Finals, it might pay off. The odds were stacked against Giannis at BetMGM standing at +1400 just seven days prior. But a week later, everything has changed.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Kept The Fight Going
Last week, the Milwaukee Bucks had lost both of their first two games against the Brooklyn Nets in their second-round playoff series. The Nets were having an easy time in the round even though they did not have James Harden. The series win was all but expected in the next two matches, as the Bucks were not posing any challenges.
Then Giannis Antetokounmpo’s side upped the ante. The third game went to the Bucks. Then, the Bucks took the fourth game too to level the series. To add even more worry to the Nets, they lost Kyrie Irving in the fourth game due to an injury to his ankle. Now, for the fifth game, the Bucks were the favorites. But Harden came back even against his doctor’s advice and pulled the Nets through. Nevertheless, Giannis Antetokounmpo has become the second-most favorite for the title. Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets still leads the pack.
For the West, the favorite for the betters is Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz. However, they are having a series similar to the Nets. They had gone 2-0 up but the Clippers have leveled the series. The Phoenix Suns have already secured a semi-final spot, the only ones to do so.
Presently, the three most expected outcomes for the NBA finals. They are the Bucks beating the Suns, the Suns beating the Nets, or the Nets beating the Suns. After the fifth game win, the Nets and the Suns are heavily expected to be the final two teams.