As the NBA season reaches the halfway point, eight superstars have separated themselves from the pack to emerge as MVP candidates, led by James Harden at 3-2. You can head to your favorite book and wager on who is named NBA MVP, but before you make any picks, you need to see what Vegas legend Micah Roberts has to say.
Having worked in the Vegas sportsbook industry for 20 years -- including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director -- he's on a blazing 27-16 roll with his most recent NBA picks. Now, he's offering his decades of NBA insights and just locked in his pick for NBA MVP.
We can tell you he's not backing front-runner Giannis Antetokounmpo at 7-4. Roberts is impressed by the Milwaukee Bucks' small forward, who's shooting 59 percent from the floor and averaging 26.6 points per game but questions whether the Greek Freak can "get the votes in a popularity contest with the media."
Instead, Roberts has keyed on a surprising long-shot candidate who hasn't been receiving much hype despite enjoying one of his strongest seasons ever. This player is listed at a mouthwatering price and needs to be on your radar. You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in your own picks.
Who wins the NBA MVP trophy? And which star is a must-back? ... Join SportsLine right now to see Roberts' MVP pick, all from a Vegas legend on a scintillating 27-16 NBA streak!