Looking at the 2017-18 NBA Rookie of Year Odds

Kevin Stott

Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:20 PM UTC

Sunday, Sep. 24, 2017 3:20 PM UTC

With tip-off now just weeks away, let’s look at the odds for the NBA Rookie of the Year award straight from Westgate SuperBook here in a windy Sin City.

2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year Award Looks to Be a Wide-Open Field For Futures Book Bettors Once Again

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has Philadelphia 76ers Forward Ben Simmons the favorite to win the 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year Award at 5/2 odds with Los Angeles Lakers PG and UCLA product Lonzo Ball is the second-choice at 11/4 odds. LSU product Simmons, the first player in the NBA’s modern era to be selected as the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft without participating in the NCAA Tournament, missed the entire 2016-17 NBA Regular Season after freakishly injuring his Right Ankle in the Sixers’ last scrimmage of training camp last year and will join a young and talented Roster which also has C Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and the No. 1 pick from this past Summer’s NBA Draft, PG Markelle Fultz from Washington.

Here are 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year Futures Book odds for the coming Regular Season from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook with opening odds from August 17 in parentheses. If you are not located in Vegas, review Bovada for updated odds.

 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) 5/2 (5/2 open)

Lonzo Ball (Los Angeles Lakers) 11/4 (11/4)

Dennis Smith Jr. (Dallas Mavericks) 4/1 (9/2)

Markelle Fultz (Philadelphia 76ers) 8/1 (8/1)

De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings) 10/1 (10/1)

Josh Jackson (Phoenix Suns) 12/1 (10/1)

Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) 10/1 (10/1)

Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz) 15/1 (15/1)

Malik Monk (Charlotte Hornets) 30/1 (25/1)

Jonathan Isaac (Orlando Magic) 30/1 (30/1)

John Collins (Atlanta Hawks) 30/1 (30/1)

Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) 30/1 (30/1)

Miloš Teodosic (Los Angeles Clippers) 20/1 (40/1)

Justin Jackson (Los Angeles Clippers) 40/1 (40/1)

Lauri Markkanen (Chicago Bulls) 25/1 (40/1)

Zach Collins (Portland Trail Blazers) 50/1 (40/1)

Frank Ntilikina (New York Knicks) 60/1 (50/1)

Luke Kennard (Detroit Pistons) 60/1 (50/1)

TJ Leaf (Indiana Pacers) 80/1 (60/1)

Terrance Ferguson (Oklahoma City Thunder) 80/1 (80/1)

Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers) 100/1 (100/1)

Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs) 100/1 (100/1)

Caleb Swanigan (Portland Trail Blazers) 100/1 (100/1)


Last 11 NBA Rookies of the Year (College in Parentheses)

2007—Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers (Washington)

2008—Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (Texas)

2009—Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls (Memphis)

2010—Tyreke Evans, Sacramento Kings (Kentucky)

2011—Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers (Oklahoma)

2012—Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers (Duke)

2013—Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (Weber State)

2014—Michael-Carter Williams, Philadelphia 76ers (Syracuse)

2015—Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves (Kansas)

2016—Karl Anthony-Towns Minnesota Timberwolves (Kentucky)

2017—Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks (Virginia)


Teodosic, Markkanen See Some Money But Duke Athlete and Celtics Choice Jayson Tatum is the Pick at 10/1

This market was a pretty profitable one for those who took their chances on Malcolm Brogdon, a Guard from Virginia actually taken in Round 2 (Pick #36) by Milwaukee. The Bucks had a net rating of +2.7 (points) every 100 Possessions when the 24-year-old Brogdon was on the floor for them last season and a -1.7 average when he was on the Bench and the Atlanta native (Norcross High School) became the first player in NBA history to be named Rookie of the Year while being drafted in Round 2.

Two Rookies who have seen some money come in on them in this market have been guards Miloš Teodosic of the Clippers and Lauri Markkanen of the Bulls with astute bettors probably liking the fact that Teodosic and Markkanen will logically get more Playing Time, shots and have higher Scoring averages the Clippers letting Chris Paul go to Houston and the Bulls parting ways with beloved Jimmy Butler (Bucks).

But the guy tabbed to back in this market here is Jayson Tatum, a Duke slash player who, even if he doesn’t end up breaking into the C’s Staring 5, should get a decent a decent amount of Playing Time and shots with Gordon Hayward for Head Coach Brad Stevens and the new-look Celtics with Tatum potentially forging a dynamic and deadly scoring duo with SG Kyrie Irving, recently traded for from the defending Eastern Conference champions Cavaliers to Boston.

2017-18 NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD PICK: Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics 10/1
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