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2022-23 NBA ROTY Odds: Paolo Banchero Ahead of the Pack in NBA ROTY Race

In the 2022-34 NBA ROTY Race Paolo Banchero is ahead of the pack. Kade Kimble brings the updated NBA Rookie of the Year odds power rankings.
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2022-23 NBA ROTY Odds: Paolo Banchero Ahead of the Pack in NBA ROTY Race

When you thought Paolo Banchero couldn’t further extend his lead with the odds, he does. He’s continuing to build separation as the odds leader gradually, and it’s begun to add up. However, there has been some movement toward the back end of this list that could make the final stretch of the season interesting. Let’s take an updated look at the NBA Rookie of the Year Odds Power Rankings. 

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OddsPlayerStockImplied Chance
-10000Paolo BancheroNeutral99.01%
+2500Jalen WilliamsUp3.85%
+10000Walker KesslerNeutral0.99%
+25000Bennedict MathurinDown0.4%
+25000Jaden IveyNeutral0.4

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2022-23 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

1. Paolo Banchero (-2000) Bet $100 to collect $105 FanDuel has the best odds; click here to bet

Obviously, Banchero has furthered his odds and ran even further away as the favorite to win Rookie of the Year. Since the back end is moving up, Banchero doesn’t have room for error as the season comes to a close. He’s still averaging 20 points per game, though he’s right on the line of dropping below that mark. He averaged 16.6 points per game in a rough month of February, and that should have tanked his stock a little bit, but he built enough of a lead all season that it didn’t impact too, too much on his end. However, he can’t do that again, or someone may be able to sneak up on him. 

2. Bennedict Mathurin (+2600) Bet $100 to collect $2,700 FanDuel has the best odds; click here to bet

It’s no surprise Benn Mathurin has held his own in the two spot. He was the only player contesting Banchero for a large part of the season. His points per game have dipped, too, but they’ve done so quicker than Banchero’s. He’s down to 16.9 points per game, which is still solid for a rookie. Sometimes he’s getting low minutes, and sometimes he’s not shooting with much volume, but both those things hurt his Rookie of the Year case. He’s going to have a hard time catching up for that reason, too. He’s going to need to get 30+ minutes per game and average 18+ points per game to close the gap again. 

3. Walker Kessler (+5000) Bet $100 to collect $5,100 DraftKings has the best odds; click here to bet

At 8.4 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game, Walker Kessler has made his impact felt this season. His rim protection has been great all season, and he consistently makes a winning effort on a team that has over-succeeded for a large part of this season. The winning boosted his case, but they’ve since slipped in the standings. However, Kessler’s two-way impact helps his odds of bringing the hardware home at the end of the season. 

4. Jalen Williams (+8000) Bet $100 to collect $8,100 BetRivers has the best odds; click here to bet

Jalen Williams can be roped into the same conversation as Kessler due to the fact that both their teams have won more than expected. Williams was a perfect find with the no. 12 pick for the Thunder. He’s up to 13.3 points per game on the season, but he’s scored 20+ points in five of the Thunder’s last six games, including a recent career-high game with 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting. He’s hit a stride as of late and is building more and more of a late-season ROTY case. He’s established himself as a starter with star potential so far in this rookie season.

5. Jaden Ivey (+10000) Bet $100 to collect $10,100 DraftKings has the best odds; click here to bet

Jaden Ivey has really taken a step back on this list. He’s on the worst squad of all the players’ teams on the list. I expected a big jump from Ivey after seeing Cade Cunningham was out for the season, but he remained stagnant and has kept his points per game above 15, but it hasn’t been enough to compensate for his impact on a losing team. If his team was better despite Cunningham going down and Ivey got a slight bump in points per game, this list would look totally different, but that didn’t happen.

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Kade has spent his last 3 years writing about the Oklahoma City Thunder. He has also been following the NBA for the past 11 years. Just recently, Kade began co-hosting the Boomtown Hoops Podcast.

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