NBA Finals MVP Odds 2024: Jaylen Brown Takes Over Top Odds To Win Finals MVP

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  • 👀The Celtics are up 3-0 on the Mavericks in the NBA Finals, as they seek their first title since 2008.
  • 📈Below, we reveal our hypothetical odds to be the next NBA Finals MVP.
  • 🏀The Celtics' Jaylen Brown (-280) is now the favorite, overtaking teammate Jayson Tatum.

The Boston Celtics are closing in on their first NBA title since 2008, taking a commanding 3-0 lead over the Dallas Mavericks. has been providing hypothetical odds on which player from the Celtics or Mavericks will win Finals MVP all series. With the Celtics very much in the driver's seat ahead of Friday's Game 4 in Dallas, Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are in danger of falling off the board entirely, while Jaylen Brown has overtaken Jayson Tatum as the heavy favorite.

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NBA Finals MVP Odds 2024




Percentage Chance

Jaylen Brown 

Boston Celtics



Jayson Tatum

Boston Celtics 



Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks



Jrue Holiday

Boston Celtics



Kyrie Irving

Dallas Mavericks



Derrick White

Boston Celtics



Right now, our hypothetical odds leader when it comes to NBA Finals MVP odds is Celtics star forward Jaylen Brown (-280), who just scored 30 points in the Celtics' commanding 106-99 Game 3 win on the road. While Tatum scored 31 in Game 3, Brown has been the more consistent performer of the two across the series, with Tatum scoring just 16 and 18 points, respectively, in Games 1 and 2. 

Even so, ahead of Game 3, Tatum had still been the favorite for Finals MVP. Now however, he only has a 28.6% chance of lifting the award.

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is coming in at +2200, as he has failed to lift his team to even one win in the series. 

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NBA Finals MVP List





Key Stats 


Nikola Jokic 

Denver Nuggets 

24.5 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 9.8 APG 


Stephen Curry 

Golden State Warriors 

25.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 6.3 APG 


Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Milwaukee Bucks 

28.1 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 5.9 APG 


LeBron James 

Los Angeles Lakers 

25.3 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 10.2 APG 


Kawhi Leonard 

Toronto Raptors 

26.6 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 3.3 APG 

Over the last five years, winners of the NBA Finals MVP trophy include future Hall of Famers like LeBron James (2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers), Giannis Antetokounmpo (2021 with the Milwaukee Bucks), Stephen Curry (2022 with the Golden State Warriors) and three-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic (2023 with the Denver Nuggets).  

Throw in All-Pro guard Kawhi Leonard, who took home the NBA Finals MVP trophy as a member of the Toronto Raptors in 2019 and you have the full picture of the last five winners of the league championship MVP trophy in the 30-team association.  

Also of interest during the NBA Finals: Boston Celtics’ Most Disliked Former Player: Survey Results.

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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