- Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo all have the same odds on winning the EuroBasket MVP.
- Luka is the main favorite for winning the top scorer award, and being the top assistant.
- Giannis could be the winning pick for rebounding.
It’s fair to say that EuroBasket 2022 is one of the strongest, if not the strongest, in the history of the competition.
The latest back-to-back NBA MVP winners are participating, the megastar in the making, Luka Doncic, and numerous other stars.
Tight MVP Race
Jokic, Giannis, and Luka all have +400 odds of winning the EuroBasket MVP award. And that is pretty logical having in mind that these guys’ national teams have the best chances of winning the title. To be honest, we think whoever wins the crown would have to be the European champion.
For the moment, Serbia has the highest chances, despite them being crippled with injuries. The Jokic-Micic duo, both MVPs, one in the NBA and the other of the EuroLeague are leading this unit, and we believe that the Serbs are the only team with two top players in top shape in the entire tournament.
All the others have superstars too, but they are coming out of mediocre seasons, or are past their peak, or they don’t have the chemistry with the rest of the team. Or simply, they are alone like Giannis.
That’s why we think that the Serbs are going to win the title, and Jokic is going to win the MVP.
EuroBasket 2022 MVP Pick:
Giannis, not Luka as the Top Scorer
Luka is +200 and Giannis +300 to win the top scorer award. Let us tell you why we think that the Greek Freak has better prospects of winning the award in our opinion.
Slovenia relies on three-point shooting too much, and when they get going, Luka is not necessarily scoring too many points. On the other hand, Giannis is the alpha and omega of the Greek team, and everything goes through him.
Also, Slovenia has one very tough group, with Germany, France, and Lithuania, while the Greeks are in a mediocre assembly. Therefore, Giannis is the best choice.
EuroBasket 2022 Top Scorer Pick:
Giannis Rebounding, Luka in Assists
Giannis will be the top rebounder, with the odds for that set at +350. He is, without a doubt, the most dominant athlete at the championship, and he will be engaged on both ends of the field, which is why we think that the Bucks’ leader should end up on the top of the rebounding list. Gobert’s and France’s tough group might decrease his stats, especially because he has good backups, meaning that he won’t be in the game all the time.
EuroBasket 2022 Top Rebounder Pick:
EuroBasket 2022 Top Assistor Pick:
As for the assists, Luka is the safe bet here, and the odds are suggesting that as well, -205. He has the ball in possession for 80% of the time, and everything has to go through him, which is why him being the top passer has every sense.