NBA midseason awards odds for ROY, DPOY, sixth man, more originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The talent level in the NBA is as even as it’s ever been.
Though parity remains an evergreen theme as the season progresses, it’s not because teams are short on talent – it’s actually the opposite.
The Indiana Pacers, for example, are exceeding expectations hovering above .500 in January with rookie Bennedict Mathurin stepping up with an immediate impact. Switching conferences, the Sacramento Kings are in a similar position because they piled up on depth and rookie Keegan Murray has been extremely efficient.
From Rookie of the Year to Defensive Player of the Year and more, let’s take a look at the midseason odds in the 2022-23 NBA campaign, with all odds courtesy of our betting partner, PointsBet:
Who are the favorites for NBA Rookie of the Year?
The Orlando Magic may not be near the playoff spots just yet, but their No. 1 overall pick is already a shining star. Here are the top five current leaders for Rookie of the Year:
Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic: -1000
Bennedict Mathurin, Indiana Pacers: +700
Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings: +10000
Who are the favorites for NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks: +1200
OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors: +1800
Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers: +2200
Who are the favorites for NBA Sixth Man of the Year?
A change of role has suited a former league MVP. Here’s a look at the top five current favorites for Sixth Man of the Year:
Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors: +400
Malcolm Brogdon, Boston Celtics: +550
Bennedict Mathurin, Indiana Pacers: +1500
Who are the favorites for NBA Most Improved Player?
Which players have taken their games to new heights in 2022-23? These five have the best odds at the Most Improved Player Award:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder: -125
Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers: +1000
Who are the favorites for NBA Coach of the Year?
Young coaches are dominating the league’s top teams, and thus have good odds to take home the Coach of the Year Award. These 10 coaches are all in the running:
Jacque Vaughn, Brooklyn Nets: +250
Joe Mazzulla, Boston Celtics: +275
Taylor Jenkins, Memphis Grizzlies: +450
Willie Green, New Orleans Pelicans: +450
Michael Malone, Denver Nuggets: +550
Mike Brown, Sacramento Kings: +900
Rick Carlisle, Indiana Pacers: +900
JB Bickerstaff, Cleveland Cavaliers: +1000
Will Hardy, Utah Jazz: +1400
Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee Bucks: +2000
Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.