Pick 6: Odds the Nuggets will trade for Kyrie Irving, Broncos will make the playoffs

Could the Nuggets bolster their ailing backcourt by acquiring Kyrie Irving from the Nets? The odds aren’t terrible, according to one sportsbook.

Denver has +1,000 odds — meaning a $100 bet would win $1,000 — to land Irving before the NBA trade deadline, according to MaximBet. The Nuggets are tied for the sixth-best odds among the 12 teams listed as possible trade partners for the Nets.

Cleveland (+200) has the best odds, followed by Portland (+400), the Lakers (+500), Philadelphia (+600) and Dallas (+800).

Irving is a seven-time all-star and has averaged 22.8 points and 5.7 assists over his career. But the 29-year-old guard has yet to suit up for Brooklyn this season. In October, general manager Sean Marks deemed him ineligible to play or practice due to the state’s vaccine mandate after Irving chose to not get the COVID-19 vaccination.

Irving returned to practice Wednesday and will be a member of the team for games outside New York and Toronto. The number of worldwide COVID-19 cases increased by 11% last week compared with the previous week, with the largest growth in the Americas, according to the World Health Organization.

Here’s a look at some current odds in the world of sports.


The odds the Nuggets will acquire Kyrie Irving before the NBA trade deadline, according to MaximBet.


The odds the Broncos will make the playoffs, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The odds they will not is -10,000.


The odds the Broncos will win Super Bowl LVI, according to BetMGM. Denver is tied for 23rd of the 24 teams still eligible to make the playoffs. The Chiefs (+400) are favored, followed by the Packers (+450) and Buccaneers (+600).


The odds Avalanche’s Cale Makar will win the James Norris Memorial Trophy, according to Fanduel Sportsbook. He is the favorite, ahead of the Rangers’ Adam Fox (+400) and Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman (+470).


The odds the Colorado State Rams men’s basketball team will win the NCAA Tournament, according to SI Sportsbook. Gonzaga (+550) is the favorite, ahead of Duke (+800) and Purdue (+800).


The odds Tiger Woods will The Masters in 2022, according to Caesars Sportsbook. He is tied for the 17th-best odds. Jon Rahm is the favorite at +1,000.

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