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2021-22 NBA MVP Betting Preview: Kevin Durant Primed to Edge Out Luka Dončić

The NBA season begins Tuesday night when Giannis Antetokounmpo and the reigning champion Bucks host Kevin Durant and the Nets in a rematch of this summer's epic Eastern Conference Semifinals. Later in the evening, Steph Curry and the Warriors face LeBron James and the new-look Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

MVP candidates will be all over the court to tip off the season, but who takes home the hardware—and who should you bet?

SI Betting will make the case for each of the favorites for the NBA’s season-long individual awards leading into Tuesday’s season opener.