LA Clippers: Paul George MVP odds still disrespectful despite career year

Paul George (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
Paul George (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) /

As of before Wednesday’s game, Paul George’s MVP odds on WynnBET haven’t budged from where they were before the season.

He had +3000 odds to win the NBA MVP at that point, and still has those same odds now. It’s pretty despicable, because PG13 has been having the best season of his career so far.

Coming into that game on Wednesday (all stats in this article are as of then), George is averaging a career-high in points at 28.3 per game and a career-high in steals at 3.3 per game. He’s shooting at the highest clip from the field that he ever has at 49.2%.

Paul George’s MVP odds will not improve until his LA Clipper teammates help him win games.

The LA Clippers have a losing record this year, and it’s not at all because of Paul George. The thing is, it’s not just that PG is putting up those career highs I mentioned earlier. MVPG is also putting up superb numbers elsewhere.

PG’s averaging eight points per game and 4.2 assists per contest. He’s shooting 41.1% from three. These shooting percentages are even more impressive when considering that defenses don’t have very many other players to focus on when playing the Clippers, as many key Clipper role players haven’t stepped up this year.

This is PG’s team this year. There has been no Kawhi Leonard, no Serge Ibaka, no Jason Preston, no Keon Johnson, and very little Marcus Morris Sr.

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PG’s been absolutely carrying this entire squad and his odds aren’t even close to reflecting that. This team needs to pick George up, as he’s picked them up all year.