Dario Saric Now the Heavy Favorite to Win Rookie of the Year

If you got your money in on Dario Saric to win Rookie of the Year last month, way to go. Dinner's on you.

Saric, listed at a whopping 33/1 to win Rookie of the Year when Bovada released its odds on Feb. 1, is now the heavy favorite at 1/2.

If you put $100 on Saric to win on Feb. 1, you'd be looking at a $3,300 return. Whereas if you put $100 today on him to win it, the return would be just $50.

Saric has been a do-it-all forward for the Sixers lately, averaging 18.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists over his last 12 games. He's shot 47 percent from the field, although he's struggled from three (27.9 percent).

Saric's season numbers are up to 11.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

Next on the list is Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon at 3/1. He's made a push of late, too, nailing 42.2 percent of his threes since Feb. 1. 

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Brogdon is averaging 9.9 points and 4.1 assists, shooting 45 percent from the field, 42 percent from three and 85 percent from the line.

Joel Embiid, who is out for the season with a knee injury and will end the year with just 31 games played, is still third in the Rookie of the Year odds at 15/4. No matter how dominant Embiid was in those 31 games, it'd be extremely difficult for him to get the necessary votes given how much more his competitors played.

Embiid will end his rookie season with averages of 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. If he got to, say, 50 games, the award would probably be his. 

Instead, it looks like his teammate will earn the honor.

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