2017 NBA DPOY Odds
Have you swung by Cappers Picks today looking for 2017 NBA DPOY Handicapping Odds? You’re in the right place! The NBA season is just about to tip off, and now is the time to place your bets on who you think will win the defensive player of the year award.
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There are many great defenders all across the NBA, and a lot of players to wade through before you make your bets on who will win this award.
Below we will go over a couple of the favorites, and a long shot who could come through and come home with the award.
2017 NBA DPOY Handicapping Odds: Draymond Green (+160)
The reigning winning of the defensive player of the year award comes into this season with the best odds to win it again at +160.
Draymond is a scrappy player all over the floor, but especially on the defensive side of the ball. He is usually matched up against the other teams best player, and most nights he is able to slow them down.
Last year Draymond averaged two steals and 1.4 blocks per game.
2017 NBA DPOY Handicapping Odds: Kawhi Leonard (+300)
Kawhi Leonard comes into this year with the second best odds. The two years before Draymond won last year, Leonard was victorious with this award.
Like Green, Kawhi is on the opposing players best guy every night. He plays strong defense and usually makes life really difficult on the opponents.
He also seems to make the players around him play better, which is a huge trait that I think gives him the edge in this award.
I think Kawhi after a one year absence will take back this award for himself this year.
2017 NBA DPOY Handicapping Odds: Hassan Whiteside (+900)
Hassan Whiteside comes into this season with the fourth best odds to win the defensive player of the year award.
For Whiteside it all comes down to his ability to block shots, and he is going to need to block a lot of them if he wants to win the award.
Last year he blocked 2.1 shots per game which was down from 3.7 the previous year. To win this award he is probably going to need to get closer to that 3.7 blocks per game.
2017 NBA DPOY Handicapping Odds: Marcus Smart (+2500)
If I had to pick a long shot to win this award my money would be on Marcus Smart. With all the scoring around him this year he will not be needed as much on the offensive end, so he will have more chances on defense.
I think his steals number will be up this year, and he will have a very good year on the defensive side.
2017 NBA Draft Handicapping Odds: Lottery Predictions
- Draymond Green (GSW)+160
- Kawhi Leonard (SAN)+300
- Rudy Gobert (UTA)+325
- Hassan Whiteside (MIA)+900
- Anthony Davis (NOP)+1000
- Paul George (OKC)+1600
- LeBron James (CLE)+1600
- DeAndre Jordan (LAC)+2000
- Andre Roberson (OKC)+2500
- Avery Bradley (DET)+2500
- Patrick Beverley (LAC)+2500
- Marcus Smart (BOS)+2500
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)+4000
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