We at ATS have you covered from every betting angle of the 2023-2024 NBA season. We have posted a preview on each Division and Conference already. Additionally, we are also looking at the odds for the award winners for this season. This piece will focus on the NBA Rookie Of The Year, who is awarded the Eddie Gottlieb trophy each season. The odds to earn that award are listed below.
NBA Rookie of the Year Odds
NBA ROY Favorites
Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs
Entering this season, Victor Wembanyama was the favorite to win the NBA ROY award. Wembanyama’s physical gifts are undeniable, as he has the height, length, and athleticism to make an impact in the NBA right away. While Wembanyama certainly has some mass to tack on, he will be a productive player starting with this rookie campaign. For now, Wemby still the favorite to win this award.
Wembanyama is averaging a double-double this season, putting up 20 points and 10 rebounds per game on the year so far. While he is on one of the worst teams in the NBA, Wemby’s individual performance in a rookie year where he is far from a finished product physically is an encouraging sign for the rest of his career.
Chet Holmgren, Oklahoma City Thunder
Second to Wembanyama as the favorite to win Rookie of the Year in the NBA in the 2023-24 season is Chet Holmgren of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Holmgren was drafted two drafts ago, but this is his first season on the court after last year was derailed by a pre-season Lisfranc injury. This year, Holmgren has been excellent for a Thunder team that appears to be a playoff-caliber club thanks in large part to his versatility. Holmgren’s ability to score at all three levels and rebound the basketball has been huge for OKC and he could be recognized for that with this award.
Other NBA ROY Contenders
There are a couple of other names to consider for this award, even if they come at much longer odds than Holmgren and Wembanyama. Chief among those names is Jaime Jaquez Jr., who has come out of UCLA and made a major impact as a member of the Miami Heat. Brandon Podziemski is also an interesting name to monitor for the Golden State Warriors. Brandon Miller also deserves some love as he has been one of the few bright spots on an otherwise dreadful Hornets team.
2024 NBA Rookie of the Year Prediction
Right now, it would be hard to justify taking anyone else but Wembanyama to win the Rookie of the Year award. His numbers are simply better than those of Holmgren, despite the difference in quality between the teams they play for. There may not be any value on Wembanyama at his current price, but he is still the right choice for the award.