How Jamal Murray’s Injury Affected NBA Odds

  • The Denver Nuggets have +2500 odds to win the NBA Championship.
  • Nikola Jokic is favored to win the NBA MVP with -185 odds.

DENVER—After the Denver Nuggets have received the devastating news that Jamal Murray will miss the remainder of the NBA season with a torn ACL, bettors should be thinking about the different Denver Nuggets odds as they have been affected by his injury as well.

More specifically, bettors should be concerned with both the Denver Nuggets NBA odds to win the NBA Finals as well as Nikola Jokic’s odds to win the NBA MVP.

Denver Nuggets NBA Championship Odds

Starting with how the Nuggets odds have shifted to win the NBA Finals, they have seen a dip back as they were listed down at +1300 odds before Murray suffered his torn ACL and have dropped way down to +2500 on online sportsbooks.

2021 NBA Finals Odds To Win

  • Brooklyn Nets +225
  • Los Angeles Lakers +325
  • Los Angeles Clippers +550
  • Utah Jazz +750
  • Milwaukee Bucks +900
  • Philadelphia 76ers +1200
  • Phoenix Suns +1400
  • Denver Nuggets +2500
  • Miami Heat +2800
  • Boston Celtics +5000

This was expected as Murray was a crucial part of the success that the Nuggets were having this season being that he averaged 21.2 ppg, 4.8 apg, and 4 rpg.

Not to take anything away from the Nuggets at all as they still have different players on their team that could step up in his absence such as Nikola Jokic, Michael Porter Jr., and newly acquired Aaron Gordon.

Advertising Disclosure provides you with the most current information regarding sports betting and fantasy with the help of commissions we receive from links you may click on our site.

With that being said, bettors that are looking to make a nice profit can surely bet on the Nuggets odds to win the NBA Finals, however, money can also be made on some of the teams with shorter odds as well.

2021 Nikola Jokic MVP Odds

If there is any good to come out of Jamal Murray being ruled out for the remainder of the season, it is that Nikola Jokic will be able to make a strong case for the NBA MVP. Not to mention, immediately after the injury, Jokic saw his odds shoot up to the favorite at -185 odds after being listed at +180.

2021 NBA MVP Odds

  • Nikola Jokic -185
  • Joel Embiid +275
  • James Harden +800
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo +1200
  • Damian Lillard +1200
  • LeBron James +1400
  • Luka Doncic +1800

On the season right now, Jokic is averaging a near triple-double with 26.2 ppg, 10.9 rpg, and 8.8 apg and has led the Nuggets to an impressive 34-20 record which is good for fourth place in the Western Conference.

With that being said, bettors should be jumping all over Nikola Jokic’s odds right away before they get any shorter as the season goes on. Hit stats are expected to increase to make up for the loss of Murray.

The Nuggets will play next on Wednesday, April 14 against the Miami Heat at 10:00 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted on both Bally Sports Sun and NBA League Pass.