NBA Betting Odds 2021: LeBron, LaMelo Injuries Drastically Shift Odds



The NBA was rocked by some major injuries over the weekend. LeBron James will be out indefinitely after suffering a high right ankle sprain, while Charlotte Hornets star LaMelo Ball is expected to miss the rest of the season with a fractured bone in his right wrist.

LeBron was the leading candidate in the MVP race, but he now falls behind Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic in the race.

LaMelo Ball, meanwhile, was the odds-on favorite to win Rookie of the Year, but he now moves behind Minnesota Timberwolves standout Anthony Edwards.

Ball is expected to get a second opinion on his injured wrist.

A full look at the updated NBA betting odds for the 2020-21 season can be seen below, via


  • Nikola Jokic 3/2
  • LeBron James 2/1
  • James Harden 5/1
  • Joel Embiid 6/1
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo 10/1
  • Luka Doncic 12/1
  • Damian Lillard 14/1
  • Stephen Curry 20/1
  • Kawhi Leonard 33/1
  • Donovan Mitchell 66/1

Rookie of the Year

  • Anthony Edwards 2/3
  • LaMelo Ball 5/4
  • Tyrese Haliburton 5/1
  • Immanuel Quickley 20/1
  • James Wiseman 40/1
LeBron James ‘Out Indefinitely’ After Suffering Right Ankle Injury
LeBron James ‘Out Indefinitely’ After Suffering Right Ankle Injury
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