NBA odds: Steph Curry given fourth-best chance to win MVP in 2019-20


Steph Curry will have to score a lot of points for the Warriors to win next season. A whole lot. 

Even if the Warriors re-sign Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson in free agency -- which they hope to do -- that won't help him for the 2019-20 season. Durant will miss the entire season with a ruptured right Achilles and Thompson will be out until at least February or March with a torn left ACL

Though defenses will flock to stop Curry, expect the star point guard to put up huge scoring numbers. Likely due to the absence of his co-stars, Curry has the fourth-best odds win the NBA MVP next season, according to Caesars Palace sportsbook. 

Curry's odds at winning the award are currently at +600, which places his behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. But Curry is ahead of LeBron James and his newest Lakers teammate, Anthony Davis.

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Even with Durant and Thompson in the fold, Curry still averaged 27.3 points per game in the 2018-19 season. That number was good for the second-highest of his career, and nearly four points higher than his first MVP (23.7 points per game) in the 2014-15 season. 

If Curry does win, he'd become the ninth player in NBA history to be voted MVP at least three times.

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