James has 5/6 odds to win the award. Kevin Durant, the league's reigning MVP, is second with 4/1 odds. Bovada manager Kevin Bradley said Durant's recent foot fracture moved James to the odds-on-favorite spot, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Spurs' Gregg Popovich is the favorite to win Coach of the Year, with the Cavaliers' David Blatt next.
The 2014-15 NBA regular season begins on Oct. 28 with three games.
- Molly Geary