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NBA Finals

NBA Finals 2019: Kawhi Leonard overtakes Stephen Curry as Finals MVP favourite

#Kawhi Cury

Kawhi Leonard has taken over as the betting odds favourite to win Finals MVP ahead of Friday's crucial Game 4 in Oakland.

Leonard leads the way with a 5/4 chance to be named Finals MVP for the second time in his career according to BetOnline.

Stephen Curry the previous clubhouse leader sits at 7/5, Draymond Green comes in with the third best odds at 7/1 and Pascal Siakam and the wounded Klay Thompson round out the top five with 14/1 and 20/1 odds respectively.

Surprising Kevin Durant who has yet to step on the floor in the Finals remains a 25/1 chance of hoisting his third straight Bill Russell trophy. Durant has better odds of winning Finals MVP than Raptors' guard Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet who both had strong outings in Game 3.

If Leonard goes on to win it, he'd become just the third player in NBA history to win Finals MVP for two different franchises. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won it for the Bucks and Lakers while LeBron James won it for the Heat and Cavaliers.

Odds to Win NBA Finals MVP
Kawhi Leonard (Raptors) 5/4
Stephen Curry (Warriors) 7/5
Draymond Green (Warriors) 7/1
Pascal Siakam (Raptors) 14/1
Klay Thompson (Warriors) 20/1
Kevin Durant (Warriors) 25/1
Kyle Lowry (Raptors) 33/1
Andre Iguodala (Warriors) 50/1
DeMarcus Cousins (Warriors) 50/1
Fred VanVleet (Raptors) 50/1
Marc Gasol (Raptors) 50/1

No player in NBA history has ever won Finals MVP on a losing squad.

After Toronto's Game 3 win on Wednesday night, the Warriors weren't the favourites to win the title for the first time all season long according to BetOnline.

NBA Finals Series Odds
Golden State Warriors -110 (10/11)
Toronto Raptors -110 (10/11)

The Finals series is now a pick'em but Golden State is now favoured by 5.5 points to win Friday's Game 4.

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