The star player is lighting up the court every single night, including Thursday night when he delivered 12 points in the fourth quarter alone in a 112-108 win against the Atlanta Hawks.
With that win, DeRozan became the seventh player in NBA history to score 35 points in eight straight games, the first since James Harden in 2019.
His chances of claiming the league’s MVP only get higher and higher – and that could create a financial windfall for betting fans.
DeMar DeRozan opened with 250-1 odds @CaesarsSports to win NBA MVP.
His odds dropped to just 16-1 after another big game Thursday.
Only Joel Embiid (+140), Nikola Jokic (+260), Giannis (+400) and Stephen Curry (14-1) have shorter odds. pic.twitter.com/L7ScWsoq8e
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 25, 2022
As pointed out by ESPN, his odds of winning MVP now stand at 16-1 according to Caesars Sportsbook.
But DeRozan started the season with 250-1 odds – which means that those who bet on him before the first tip-off could make an enormous amount of money if he takes the title.
The competition for MVP is tough but DeRozan is definitely in the running in a major way.
With an average of 28.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists, DeRozan is playing at a level that few others are.
But winning MVP is about more than solely point totals.
It’s also about team leadership and coming in clutch – two things that DeRozan has been fantastic about all season.
No one can argue that a huge part of the Bulls’ success this year has been because of DeRozan.
For the first time in ages, Chicago is easily one of the best teams in the league.
DeRozan’s incredible season has boosted his entire team and is helping them make a real run at the Finals.
That’s the epitome of being an MVP.