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Ailing Durant, slumping Curry vault 76ers' Embiid into MVP race


Welcome to another edition of the weekly NBA betting report. This week we have a lot to discuss. Injuries and poor play have shifted the landscape in the MVP market, a contender is struggling to find its footing and the trade deadline looms.

Betting report

Favorites: 25-29-1 ATS (Season: 328-316-5)

Totals O/U: 26-27-2 (Season: 312-337-8)

Home-court advantage:

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MVP race evolving

The Nets were dealt a serious blow this week when Kevin Durant went down with a knee injury against New Orleans. Durant will be “re-evaluated” in four to six weeks. While his postseason status seems to be in no danger, his MVP campaign is. Prior to the injury, Durant, who is averaging 29.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists on 52.0% shooting, was the second choice on the board at 275 (DraftKings). But his injury knocked his price down to 13-1, and it’s Giannis Antetokounmpo who is second on the board now at 330. Most assume Stephen Curry, the 150 betting favorite, now has a clear path to win his third MVP, but this race is much more open than that

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