Chet Holmgren Tops NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

Posted on: December 27, 2023, 11:28h.

Last updated on: December 27, 2023, 11:28h.

Center Chet Holmgren from the Oklahoma City Thunder emerged as the new betting favorite (-155 odds) over Victor Wembanyama (+120) to win the NBA Rookie of the Year.

Chet Holmgren Thunder Rookie of the Year Favorite
Oklahoma City Thunder center Chet Holmgren, seen here throwing down a dunk against the Los Angeles Clippers, is currently the betting favorite to win Rookie of the Year. (Image: Getty)

Holmgren, the #2 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft from Gonzaga, sustained a foot injury during a pro-am game in Seattle before the preseason began. He did not appear in any regular games during the 2022-23 season, so he retained his rookie status heading into this season.

Holmgren began the season as the second favorite on DraftKings’ NBA awards board at -155 odds to win the Rookie of the Year.

Chet Holmgren (Thunder) -155

Holmgren is a key starter on the young Thunder (18-9), who is in third place in the Western Conference. The rookie center is the Thunder’s third-best scorer behind All-Star guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (30.8 ppg), and second-year forward Jalen Williams (17.4 ppg).

Holmgren averages 17.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, and 2.4 assists per game. He’s shooting 52.6% from the floor including 36.9% from 3-point range. He’s been consistent and posted ten double-doubles in 27 games this season.

Victor Wembanyama (Spurs) +120

Wembanyama averages more points (18.5), rebounds (10.7), and blocks (3.0) than Holmgren, but he’s the best player on a very bad team. The Spurs (4-24) are one of the worst teams in the Western Conference this season which has been a detriment to his Rookie of the Year odds.

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