NBA 2014 Player Prop Bet Odds – Rookie of the Year
The recent NBA Draft has been touted as one of the deepest in talent in years, so now it is time to decide which of these budding NBA superstars of the future will be the best of the 2014/2015 rookie class. BetAnySports has set the player prop odds to win this year’s Rookie of the Year award making it a perfect time to look for the value in the numbers.
Jabari Parker only needed one season at Duke to convince most if not all of the pro scouts that he has the game to succeed right away in the NBA. As the second overall pick in the draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, the Oddsmakers obviously agree with this assessment by making him a +265 odds-on-favorite to win Rookie of the Year. The Bucks finished a dismal 15-67 last season, which was the worst record in the NBA. Parker will obviously have ample opportunity to show what he can do at the next level, but the fact that he will also draw quite a bit of attention from opposing teams actually drains some of the value from these lofty odds.
NBA 2014 Player Prop Bet Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers has made the biggest splash this offseason in the NBA with the signing of free agent LeBron James, but before the ink dried on that multi-million dollar deal, the Cavaliers added Andrew Wiggins to the roster with the first overall pick in the draft. Wiggins will most likely never get a chance to play in Cleveland pending a trade to Minnesota, which could go a long way towards adding some solid value to his +500 odds to win Rookie of the Year. He would have been a face in the crowd in Cleveland with James running the show, but he should have a chance to shine right out of the gate on the talent-starved Timeberwolves.
The third-best odds to win Rookie of the Year belong to Julius Randle at +650. He went seventh overall to the Los Angeles Lakers in the recent draft so he will have immediate access to the limelight that playing for a high-profile franchise brings to the table. He should also get a chance to flourish right away on a Lakers’ starting roster that is filled with holes. All this adds up to some solid value in Randle’s odds to win this award.
Fourth on the list is Philadelphia 76er’s center Nerlens Noel at +900 odds. He was the sixth overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, but since he missed the entire season due to injury, he is eligible to win Rookie of the Year this season. Philadelphia continues to stockpile young talent with an eye to the future, but Noel is one of the Sixers’ top two players now and more than poised to finally make a splash in the NBA.