NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds: Updated Odds & Analysis

The race for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award this season has been nothing short of fun to watch. With the odds changing weekly, many players have their eyes on the prize. Time is of the essence as the season marches toward the halfway mark.

As the All-Star break quickly approaches, the DPOY odds have shifted since we last checked in on them. Let’s take a look at how the odds fare this week.

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds

Player Team  Odds
Jaren Jackson Jr. Memphis Grizzlies -155
Brook Lopez Milwaukee Bucks +500
Nic Claxton Brooklyn Nets +900
Bam Adebayo Miami Heat +1800

Jaren Jackson Jr. -155

The Grizzlies’ young forward star got off to a slow start to the season but has come on strong in his recent play. The rising star is averaging a monstrous 3.3 blocks per game to go along with 4.9 defensive rebounds. In addition, Jackson is averaging 1.1 steals per game. Unreal numbers for the 23-year-old. 

If the former Michigan State big man keeps up his impressive play on the defensive end, he could run away with the DPOY race.

Brook Lopez +500

The center from the Bucks is putting together an outstanding campaign for DPOY. The 34-year-old is averaging 2.5 blocks per game, 0.5 steals per game, and contributing 4.3 defensive rebounds as well.

Although it looks like a bit of an uphill climb to close the gap in the DPOY race, the big man is doing his absolute best to do just that.

Nic Claxton +900

The former Georgia Bulldog has taken the much-needed leap the Nets needed from him this season. Claxton is averaging 6.0 defensive rebounds per game, 2.7 blocks per game, and 0.8 steals per game. Being the defensive anchor the Nets so desperately needed has paid dividends, and it shows as Claxton remains in the race for the DPOY award.

Bam Adebayo +1800

The Miami Heat big man continues to turn heads with his defensive play of late. Although the numbers don’t stand out, Adebayo has really lifted the Heat defense as a whole with his actions this season. Adebayo is averaging 7.2 defensive rebounds per game, 1.1 steals, and just under one block at 0.9.

The former Kentucky Wildcat has his eyes on the prize and looks to make up for the results of last season’s DPOY standings.