Betting on this NBA Rookie of the Year award is a fun way to try to predict a new player’s performance, but with fewer options and the likelihood that one of the top few draft picks will win, it can be a risky wager.
If you are planning to bet on the NBA Rookie of the Year award winner, there are a few front runners – specifically first round draft picks, that have the highest chance of becoming a starter on their new team. These are the players to keep an eye on. There are usually only a handful of likely suspects – usually the top three to five players picked in the NBA Draft.
Also, what makes this award even more exclusive is that a player can only win this award once in their career – their first year in the NBA – so the stakes are high, and the pool is slim.
All you have to do to pick a winner in the NBA Rookie of the Year award odds is choose a player from the list, check out their odds, and place you wager. The NBA Rookie of the Year award odds will be the numbers listed next to the player’s name, and the lower the number into the negative, the bigger the favorite, and the higher the number in the positive, the bigger the underdog and less likely that player is to win the award.
Be sure to keep an eye on these odds as you will need to assess if you need to cash out your NBA Rookie of the year award bet early, if a player slumps or doesn’t live up to the expectations of the league. This happens a lot, so it’s best to cash out your bet before you lose too much value. You will not receive your full wager back unless the player has the same odds as when you first placed your wager and their stock will drop further if you wait until the announcement.
In the history of the award, 21 winners have been the first overall pick, only two have won both the MVP and Rookie of the Year award in the same season, and 30 of recipients eventually ended up going to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.
LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets was the winner in the 2020-21 season. As we look to the 2021-22 season, we are anticipating the season’s winner, especially with a more normal season after dealing with COVID the past two years.
Betting on the NBA Rookie of the Year is a fun way to place a wager that lasts through the whole season and test your psychic abilities. Will your chosen player do you proud and win the award? Find out by placing your NBA Rookie of the Year award bet over at our sportsbook.
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