While it never gets as much media attention as the MVP award, the 6th Man Of The Year award garners plenty of action at sportsbooks, and that’s the case once again with the 2021 NBA 6th Man of the Year odds.
Harrell, Schroder, and Williams were the only players who received first place votes.
Entering the 2020-’21 season, only two of the three crack the top spots on the odds table for this year’s award.
Lou Williams (+400) started as the odds on favorite to hoist the 2021 6th Man of the Year trophy, which would be the fourth of his career. He currently is tied for the most 6MOTY awards in NBA history with Jamal Crawford.
Montrezl Harrell (+1,000) fell outside of the top five despite his victory in 2020. In his new role with the Lakers, the ferocious rebounder is still expected to be a serious contender.
Schroder is no longer on the table as he has voiced his desire to start with the Lakers, though it remains to be seen if the Purple & Gold will oblige.
Rounding out the oddsmakers’ top five contenders to kick off the season are Jordan Clarkson (+600), Danilo Gallinari (+700), Goran Dragic (+800) and Serge Ibaka (+900).
Below are the current 2021 NBA Sixth Man Of The Year Odds for the 25 front-runners, updated weekly.
2021 NBA 6th Man Of The Year Odds
Jordan Clarkson -150
Chris Boucher +550
Goran Dragic +1,000
Montrezl Harrell +1,000
Shake Milton +1,400
Terrence Ross +1,400
Lou Williams +2,000
Gary Trent Jr. +2,800
Norman Powell +4,000
Austin Rivers +5,000
Carmelo Anthony +5,000
Danilo Gallinari +5,500
Bobby Portis +6,600
Brandon Clarke +8,000
Aaron Holliday +8,000
Danilo Gallinari +8,000
Davis Bertans +8,000
DeMarcus Cousins +8,000
Joe Ingles +8,000
Rodney Hood +8,000
Trey Burke +8,000
Kyle Kuzma +10,000
Eric Paschall +10,000
Alex Caruso +10,000
Below is a list of major events that shifted betting lines for the 2021 6th Man Of The Year, updated weekly.
[November 23] Lakers Sign Star 6th Men And Marc Gasol: The Los Angeles Lakers increase their depth by signing Marc Gasol, Montrezl Harrell, and Dennis Schroder. Montrezl Harrell’s odds decrease from +1,200 to +1,000.
[November 21] Clippers Agree To Terms With Ibaka: The Los Angeles Clippers add Serge Ibaka to their roster, filling the hole left by Montrezl Harrell. Serge Ibaka’s odds decrease from +1,600 to +900.
Analyzing 2021 6th Man Of The Year Odds
The first step in selecting which player to bet on is to analyze if the payoff is worth the risk.
If you decide that Jordan Clarkson (-150) has the best chance to take home the hardware, then you can bet $150 on him to win $100.
Even if you think Clarkson has a better chance to win the award than any other player, it could still be worth it to bet on a different sixth man for the higher payout.
You may predict it is more likely for Clarkson to win the award than Montrezl Harrell, but Harrell’s payout is significantly higher than Williams’.
While $150 pays off $100 if the Jazz spark plug wins the 6MOTY award, $100 would pay off $1,000 if Harrell wins his second consecutive trophy.
Weigh your odds and select the player that gives you most bang for your buck.