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2022 NBA Finals MVP Odds: Jayson Tatum Now the Favorite After Game 1

After a Game 1 victory by the Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum is now the favorite for the NBA Finals MVP odds. Let's take a deeper look into these 2022 NBA Finals MVP odds.
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2022 NBA Finals MVP Odds: Jayson Tatum Now the Favorite After Game 1

Before the start of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry was the favorite to take home the 2022 NBA Finals MVP. At +120 he was given an implied chance of 45.45%. Now, after one game those odds have changed.

With the Boston Celtics taking Game 1 120-108, there is a new favorite for the 2022 NBA Finals MVP. Here's a full look at the 2022 NBA Finals MVP odds after Game 1 of the series.

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NBA Finals MVP Odds

NameNBA Finals MVP OddsImplied Chance
Jayson Tatum+12544.44%
Steph Curry+16537.74%
Jaylen Brown+55015.38%
Al Horford+14006.67%
Marcus Smart+18005.26%
Andrew Wiggins+80001.23%
Klay Thompson+80001.23%

Before the series started, Jayson Tatum was +175 to win the NBA Finals MVP and after just one game he moves up to +125 or an implied chance of 44.44%. Steph Curry is the next closest right now with 37.74% chance. Still, even in the loss, Curry had 34 points 5 assists, and 5 rebounds on the night which is a good enough performance to keep his name regarded so highly in the conversation.

Jayson Tatum NBA Finals MVP Odds +125 (Bet $100 to win $125)

It was an assist night for Jayson Tatum in Game 1. His 12 points don't stand out but with 13 assists it shows just how involved in the play he actually was. Al Horford, Jaylen Brown, and Derrick White all went for 20+ points.

If the Celtics win the series, which they are currently given a 62.26% chance of accomplishing, then it seems more than likely Tatum would be the one to win the MVP (for now).

There is still a long way to go in the series, as I'm sure even Tatum would be the first one to tell you that but we just wanted to keep you up to date with the line movement. If you are still a believer in the Warriors, perhaps now is the time to get a play in on Steph Curry as his odds have since worsened after Thursday's loss.

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