Sunday NBA Betting: Awards candidates take center stage on solid Sunday slate

Eddie Griffin

The NFL is the main thing on the plate of many bettors today, but there’s some money to be on the NBA betting front today as well.

Saturday’s schedule was smaller but superior in terms of matchups, but today we get to see a number of awards hopefuls in action.

NBA Betting Schedule for Sunday, November 7

Brooklyn Nets (6-3) vs Toronto Raptors (6-4), Sportsnet, 3:30 p.m. ET

Cleveland Cavaliers (6-4) vs New York Knicks (6-3), MSG, 6:00 p.m. ET

Utah Jazz (7-2) vs Orlando Magic (2-8), Bally Sports Florida, 6:00 p.m. ET

Milwaukee Bucks (4-5) vs Washington Wizards (6-3), NBC Sports D.C., 6:00 p.m. ET

Indiana Pacers (3-7) vs Sacramento Kings (5-4), NBC Sports California, 6:00 p.m. ET

San Antonio Spurs (3-6) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (2-6), NBA TV, 7:00 p.m. ET

Houston Rockets (1-8) vs Golden State Warriors (7-1), NBC Sports Bay Area, 8:30 p.m. ET

Charlotte Hornets (5-5) vs Los Angeles Clippers (4-4), Bally Sports SoCal, 9:00 p.m. ET

NBA Awards Odds as of Sunday, November 7

Players in bold are in action today.

NBA betting odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook as of Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Odds to Win 2021-22 NBA MVP

  • Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors +500
  • Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets +550
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks +600
  • Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks +750
  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers +1200
  • Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets +1400
  • Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat +1800
  • Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers +2500
  • LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers +2700
  • James Harden, Brooklyn Nets +2700
  • Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers +2700
  • Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies +3200
  • Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz +3500

The top three favorites for NBA MVP are all in action today. As of the time of writing, the Nets and Raptors are in the second half of their matchup in Toronto, while the other two will take the court later today.

Will Steph show out tonight against the Rockets? The Rockets put in a good performance in a one-point loss to the Nuggets yesterday, but this is their first back-to-back of the season and things could get ugly tonight at the Chase Center. The Warriors have won three in a row and seven of eight overall to start the season, and their last three wins are by 21, 22, and 41. But Steph is coming off of a couple of rough shooting performances against the Hornets and Pelicans, so he’ll surely be raring to light up the Rockets.

Odds to Win 2021-22 NBA Rookie of the Year

  • Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors +360
  • Jalen Green, Houston Rockets +370
  • Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers +380
  • Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons +430
  • Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers +1000
  • Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder +1100
  • Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic +2200
  • Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic +2200
  • Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings +4000
  • Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets +5000

The most interesting candidate at the top of this list is Duarte. He didn’t come into the season with the same hype of the four guys ahead of him on the list. And 24, he is the old man on the list. But while it’s been a rough start for the Pacers under Rick Carlisle, Duarte has made a great early impression and is averaging 16.1 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game. He has made 42.4 percent of his threes and should get solid minutes and shots tonight against the Kings, who are 25th in the NBA in points allowed per game.

Odds to Win 2012-22 NBA Most Improved Player

  • Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies +350
  • Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets +350
  • Tyler Herro, Miami Heat +1200
  • OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors +1700
  • Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs +1700
  • Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves +3200
  • Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors +3200
  • R.J. Barrett, New York Knicks +3600
  • Cam Reddish, Atlanta Hawks +4200
  • Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic +4200
  • Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors +5000
  • Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies +5000
  • Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings +5000
  • Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers +5500
  • LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets +6000
  • Kevin Porter Jr., Houston Rockets +6000

LaMelo Ball is the headliner, but Bridges has made a massive leap in year four. In ten games, Bridges is averaging 22.7 points per game and is also posting career-bests in rebounds per game (7.7) and assists per game (3.1). Coming into this season, his career highs were 13.0 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, and 2.2 assists per game.

Odds to Win 2021-22 NBA Defensive Player of the Year

  • Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz +300
  • Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers +350
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks +390
  • Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat +700
  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers +1100
  • Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors +2100
  • Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers +2100
  • Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks +2700
  • DeAndre Ayton, Phoenix Suns +3000
  • Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers +3600
  • Clint Capela, Atlanta Hawks +4000
  • Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat +4600

Good luck trying to pry the Defensive Player of the Year award out of Gobert’s hands, as he is already out in front of the pack to win his fourth one in the last five seasons. It might be a wise idea to jump on these odds while they’re where they are. Barring injury, they’re only bound to get shorter as the season progresses.

Odds to Win 2021-22 NBA Sixth Man of the Year

  • Tyler Herro, Miami Heat +105
  • Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz +1300
  • Montrezl Harrell, Washington Wizards +1800
  • Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings +2200
  • Dennis Schroder, Boston Celtics +2700
  • Cam Reddish, Atlanta Hawks +3000
  • Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz +3500
  • Derrick Rose, New York Knicks +3500
  • Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors +3900
  • Alex Caruso, Chicago Bulls +3900

Whether it was falling in love with his own hype or the celebrity status that came from being a rookie sensation in the 2019-20 season, Herro didn’t have the year that anyone expected last season, even though he averaged more points per game.

Whatever it was that snapped him back to reality, it has worked. Through nine games, Herro is averaging 21.3 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. Most importantly, he has found his shot again. He has made 42.6 percent of his threes so far, up from 36 percent last season. Can he keep it up for the full season? If he does, it could be the difference in the Heat being a middle-of-the-pack team in the Eastern Conference to challenging for a top-three seed.

Notable NBA Betting Matchups and Odds for Sunday, November 7

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks

  • Spread: Cleveland Cavaliers +8 (-114), New York Knicks -8 (-106)
  • Total: OVER 208 (-106), UNDER 208 (-114)
  • Moneyline: Cleveland Cavaliers +280, New York Knicks -340

Check out our Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks NBA betting picks, betting stats, and other Cavs vs Knicks matchup info here: Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats and More

Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards Odds

  • Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -1 (-110), Washington Wizards +1 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 219 (-110), UNDER 219 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Milwaukee Bucks -112, Washington Wizards -104

Check out our Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards NBA betting picks, betting stats, and other Bucks vs Wizards matchup info here: Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats and More

Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings Odds

  • Spread: Indiana Pacers +1.5 (-110), Sacramento Kings -1.5 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 225.5 (-110), UNDER 225.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Indiana Pacers +102, Sacramento Kings -120

Check out our Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings NBA betting picks, betting stats, and other Pacers vs Kings matchup info here: Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats and More

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Odds

  • Spread: Houston Rockets +12 (-106), Golden State Warriors -12 (-114)
  • Total: OVER 221 (-108), UNDER 221 (-112)
  • Moneyline: Houston Rockets +610, Golden State Warriors -900

Check out our Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors NBA betting picks, betting stats, and other Rockets vs Warriors matchup info here: Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats and More

Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

  • Spread: Charlotte Hornets +6.5 (-114), Los Angeles Clippers -6.5 (-106)
  • Total: OVER 224 (-110), UNDER 224 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Charlotte Hornets +210, Los Angeles Clippers -255

Check out our Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA betting picks, betting stats, and other Hornets vs Clippers matchup info here: Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats and More

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