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NBA Rookie of the Year Watch: Wembanyama Second Favorite at DraftKings

The 2023-2024 NBA Rookie of the Year race is heating up. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren has replaced opening favorite San Antonio Spurs forward Victor Webanyama on the DraftKings leaderboard, and several rookies are climbing the leaderboard.

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Please join me as I look at the 2023-2024 NBA Rookie of the Year odds from DraftKings.

NBA 2023-204 Rookie of the Year Betting Odds at DraftKings



DraftKings Odds

Chet Holmgren

Oklahoma City Thunder


Victor Wembanyama

San Antonio Spurs


Jaime Jaquez Jr

Miami Heat


Dereck Lively

Dallas Mavericks


Brandon Miller

Charlotte Hornets


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The NBA Southwest is well-represented on the DraftKings leaderboard. Chet Holmgren, Victor Wembanyama, and Dereck Lively have made the Southwest division much more exciting to watch, and fans should be thrilled for years by these talented rookies.

Holmgren is having a banner season for the current Western Conference second-seed Oklahoma City Thunder. Holmgren is second among his fellow rookies in scoring after missing his actual rookie season due to injury. The value is gone at DraftKings, but you can find +300 at BetMGM.

Wembanyama opened as the top favorite, but the San Antonio Spurs are riding the struggle bus and hoping to end a 17-game losing skid. The Spurs rookie leads the board in scoring, rebounds, and blocks, but the San Antonio woes might cost him the Rookie of the Year. BetRivers has the best odds (+120) available and the best for Wembanyama.

Miami Heat rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. has been a breath of fresh air for the Heat. Miami has dealt with injuries, but Jaquez has played in 22 of the 23 games for the eighth-seed Heat. Minutes equal money, and Jaquez gets 27 minutes a night for a possible championship team. BetRivers has the best odds (+6000), while FanDuel and PointsBet have +5000 on their boards.

Dallas Mavericks rookie center Dereck Lively is playing solid minutes and is the Mavs’ second-leading rebounder. Lively is third on the rookie board in blocks, scoring 8.7 points but should continue to see minutes for the third-best team in the West. BetRivers has +50000 on their board, and that’s the best price anywhere.


Finally, Charlotte Hornets forward Brandon Miller has found a full-time job with the third-worst team in the East. Miller has filled the stat sheet in several offensive categories and is fourth amongst his rookie class in scoring. Miller has odds as high as +25000 at BetRivers.

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