In the realm of NBA Finals MVP betting, Jayson Tatum and Luka Dončić have emerged as the top picks, according to BetMGM. Tatum holds the edge with -120 odds, while Dončić follows closely at +200.

Despite Dončić’s undeniable talent, Tatum’s higher odds stem from the Celtics’ status as favorites entering the Finals. With Boston favored at -225 to win the championship and Tatum’s impressive postseason performance, the odds tilt in his favor.

Tatum’s scoring prowess, averaging 26 points per game, coupled with his potential for improvement in three-point shooting, makes him a formidable contender. On the other hand, Dončić’s postseason performance has seen a slight dip in field goal percentage, attributed to injuries and increased defensive pressure.

While Tatum and Dončić dominate the MVP conversation, Jaylen Brown emerges as a potential dark horse with +625 odds. Brown’s strong playoff performance, averaging 25 points per game and shooting over 54% from the field, makes him a viable option, especially if Boston secures victory.

Kyrie Irving, returning to Boston as a member of the Mavericks, presents an intriguing narrative with +1800 odds. Irving’s stellar playoff performance, averaging 22.8 points and 5.2 assists per game, adds to the intrigue of his potential impact on the Finals.

Beyond the top contenders, the MVP odds lengthen significantly, with Celtics players dominating the list before Mavericks players make an appearance. Despite the odds, the NBA Finals MVP race promises excitement and unpredictability as the series unfolds.