In a year that no one has firmly established themselves as the best player in America, there are a number of players that could win the Naismith Men’s Player of the Year.
So where do we look for a chance at a big cash? As the star of the best offense in college basketball, Jaden Ivey represents tremendous value at +1600 at WynnBET.
Jaden Ivey Naismith Odds
When there is no clear-cut choice for player of the year, voters often look to the best players on the best teams. Here’s where Ivey has a chance to bolster his case as the season goes. Averaging 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.2 steals and just 2.2 turnovers per game while shooting 48.5% from the field and 42.4% from 3-point range, Ivey has been sensational this season for a Purdue team that WynnBET lists as +800 to win the national title.
With the #1 offense in the country per KenPom.com, Ivey has the Boilermakers absolutely humming. They score at will, and his explosiveness keeps defenses on their heels the entire game.
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His ability to slice through a defense while maintaining a high shooting percentage from deep makes him almost impossible for opponents to scheme against. With a high rebounding rate and 1.2 steals per game, Ivey impacts games beyond just his offense and is as balanced a guard as any in the nation.
Of the players 7 with shorter odds than Ivey, Johnny Davis (+500), Kofi Cockburn (+800), and E.J. Liddell (+1000) all play in the Big Ten with Purdue. If the Boilermakers win the Big Ten and remain a favorite for the national title, Ivey will be why. It would be difficult for voters to give the award to a player on a team that finishes worse than Purdue, so Ivey can jump all three of them throughout conference play.
His steady yet exciting play will be a draw to voters lacking a clear-cut favorite. As a favorite to be the top guard selected in the next NBA draft, Ivey should be able to generate national excitement as well to keep him at the top of voters’ minds.
By leading the best offense in the country with stellar stats across the board, Ivey represents tremendous value at +1600 to win the Naismith Men’s National Player of the Year. With key games coming up against Ohio State and Illinois, the Boilermakers have a chance to cement themselves as Big Ten Conference favorites. If they do that, these odds will shorten quickly.
Don’t miss your chance to bet on the best player on one of the best teams before the rest of the country catches up.