MLB MVP odds | AL And NL

MLB MVP Odds

The Major League Baseball season is well underway. MLB MVP odds are available to bet on below. Looking at NL MVP odds, Shohei Ohtani of the Dodgers has leaped to the top of the odds board (+125) followed by Bryce Harper of the Phillies (+300), Fernando Tatis Jr. of the Padres (+900), and Freddie Freeman of the Dodgers (+900). With last season’s AL MVP now in the NL, Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge (-120) and Juan Soto (+450) are at the top of the board, followed by Gunnar Henderson of the Orioles (+450).

MLB MVP odds

The MLB MVP odds for 2024 are up from top sportsbooks. Compare the 2024 AL MVP odds and NL MVP odds below.

Aaron Judge AL MVP odds (-120)

With a healthy Aaron Judge in the lineup, the Yankees were the first MLB team to reach 50 wins this season. Judge, who opened the season with a +750 AL MVP price, now has the shortest odds among all MLB players. MLB fans are noticing (look at how the MLB All-Star game is going) that Judge is leading all MLB players in home runs, RBI, and OPS. The 2024 season has a long way to go, but expect Judge to remain among the favorites the rest of the way.

Juan Soto AL MVP odds (+450)

If it wasn’t for Judge, Juan Soto would still be the leader on the AL MVP odds board, and his price has dropped from +600 at the start of the season. Soto has made a smooth transition playing Yankee pinstripes by being among the Bronx Bombers leaders in just about every offensive category, including batting average (.312), home runs (18), and OPS (.1.018). Soto’s bat and fielding will go a long way in the Yankees’ pursuit of a World Series title.

Gunnar Henderson AL MVP odds (+450)

The Orioles rise to relevancy may have surprised teams in 2023, but Baltimore is not surprising anybody this time around. The same deal applies to third baseman Gunnar Henderson, who made the All-Star team as a rookie. Henderson opened the season with an AL MVP price of around +2500 at most MLB betting sites. Forget about the sophomore jinx theory, as Henderson earned the first American League Player of the Month award for the 2024 season. The leadoff hitter already has 20-plus home runs along with double digits in steals.

Bobby Witt Jr. AL MVP odds (+600)

Witt Jr., one of the rising young talents on the Royals roster, has already been rewarded with a massive contract, and he is living up to the high expectations that come with it. The shortstop has helped KC get off to a solid start with his MLB-best .323 batting average and is the KC clubhouse leader in hits, OBP, and RBI.

American League MVP odds

We will examine AL MVP odds throughout the course of the current season.

PlayerAL MVP Odds – March 28 (Opening Day)AL MVP Odds – May 3AL MVP Odds – June 20
Juan Soto +500+250+450
Aaron Judge+750+1600-120
Yordan Alvarez+1200+1800+10000
Julio Rodriguez+550+2500+15000
Corey Seager+1200+3000+6600
Bobby Witt Jr. +1200+425+600
Kyle Tucker+1400+1600+5000
Adley Rutschman +2200+4000+6600
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +2400+4000+15000
Mike Trout+2000+4000— (injured)
Gunnar Henderson +1500+350+450
Jose Ramirez +2000+4000+2000
Rafael Devers+3000+4000+8000
Bo Bichette+3500+6600+20000
Royce Lewis+3500+15000+10000
Marcus Semien+5000+4000+15000
Luis Robert Jr.+4000+15000+20000
Jose Altuve+5000+2000+15000
Yandy Diaz +5000+15000+15000
Adolis Garcia +6500+4000+20000
Gleyber Torres +7500+15000+25000
Carlos Correa +7500+12500+15000
Alex Bregman +7500+12500+20000
Byron Buxton+6500+12500+15000
Evan Carter +7500+12500+10000
Eloy Jimenez+9000+12500+20000
Masataka Yoshida+8000+20000+10000
Randy Arozarena +8000+12500+10000
Brandon Lowe+10000+12000+20000
Daulton Varsho +12500+20000+10000
Josh Jung +10000+15000+15000
J.P. Crawford +10000+12000+15000
George Springer +10000+8000+10000
Anthony Santander +10000+12000+15000
Riley Greene +10000+8000+15000
Trevor Story +10000— (Injured)
Jeremy Pena +10000+8000+10000
Spencer Torkelson +15000+10000+15000
Isaac Paredes+15000+16000+15000
Anthony Rendon+15000+16000+20000
Jorge Polanco+15000+14000+20000
Steven Kwan+15000+16000+8000
Alejandro Kirk+15000+20000+20000
Cal Releigh +15000+15000+15000
Anthony Volpe+15000+5000+15000
Jonah Heim+15000+20000+15000
Yainer Diaz+15000+20000+15000

Shohei Ohtani NL MVP odds (+125)

Ohtani’s elbow injury won’t allow him to pitch in 2024, but that could well up his chances of putting together an MVP-worthy season at the plate. He already has two AL MVP awards to his name, both of which he won unanimously. Despite switching leagues, the two-way star once again finds himself in a familiar spot – being the current MVP favorite. Some of it is due to teammate Mookie Betts getting injured. Ohtani has acclimated himself to NL pitching, as he is hitting .317 and among the league leaders in several offensive categories.

Bryce Harper NL MVP odds (+300)

The Phillies are the early front-runners among NL clubs and Harper is one of the big reasons why. The first baseman, who trails only Judge in All-Star votes, is the team leader in home runs and OBP to go along with nearly a .300 batting average. With Philadelphia falling short of last season’s championship expectations, Harper is willing to do whatever is needed to lead the Phillies back to the World Series.

Fernando Tatis NL MVP odds (+900)

If the Padres end up being a wild card team this season, Tatis will play a significant role in helping his team get over the hump, both as a fielder and with his bat. His NL MVP odds were as high as +1700 in early May and in the +700 range on opening day. His price might have more value than Ohtani and Harper, but time will tell how his numbers measure up during August and September.

Mookie Betts NL MVP odds (+6500)

The Dodgers having one of the top offenses in all of MLB comes as no surprise, nor does Betts once again playing at an MVP level. That was until he suffered a fractured left hand that is expected to keep him sidelined for 6-8 weeks. He was the favorite with a +150 price. Besides being named the NL Player of the Month for April, Betts was among the NL leaders in batting average (.304), hits (86), and OPS (.892). Betts opened the season with a price of +650.

National League MVP odds

We will examine NL MVP odds throughout the course of the current season.

PlayerNL MVP odds – March 28 (opening day)NL MVP odds – May 3NL MVP odds – June 20
Ronald Acuna Jr. +425+1000 (pre-injury)
Mookie Betts +800+140+6500
Shohei Ohtani +950+800+125
Fernando Tatis Jr. +700+1700+900
Bryce Harper +1400+2500+300
Freddie Freeman+850+2800+900
Matt Olson+1000+1500+9000
Austin Riley +2000+3000+10000
Trea Turner +1800+4000+15000
Corbin Carroll +2000+5000+20000
Pete Alonso+3000+3000+12500
Francisco Lindor+3500+6000+9000
Paul Goldschmidt +3500+4500+20000
Manny Machado +3000+5000+10000
Cody Bellinger+5000+7000+20000
Nolan Arenado+5000+5500+20000
Ozzie Albies+6000+6000+15000
Ketel Marte+6000+6000+2200
Oneil Cruz+2000+4000+10000
Elly De La Cruz +2700+1000+2500
Xander Bogaerts +7500+8000+9000
Dansby Swanson +7500+8000+15000
Christian Yelich +8000+6000+9000
Luis Arraez +7500+10000+15000
Willy Adames +7500+10000+9000
Jorge Soler +7500+9500+20000
Michael Harris II+8000+7000+15000
William Contreras+8000+10000+1500
Rhys Hoskins+8000+8000+15000
Jung Hoo Lee+8000+8500— Injured
Nico Hoerner +10000+10000+10000
Will Smith+10000+8000+10000
Sean Murphy +10000+10000+20000
Wilson Contreras+10000+10000+8000
Brandon Nimmo +10000+15000+15000
Matt McLain+8000+15000+20000
Seiya Suzuki +8000+4000+20000
Max Muncy +12500+12500+8000
Ian Happ+12500+15000+20000

Best Baseball MVP betting sites

A list of the best betting sites to bet on AL and NL MVP are below.

DraftKings

DraftKings Sportsbook has great MLB betting options every day throughout the season. This includes, of course, baseball MVP betting. DK also lets you bet on series winners during the regular season as well as other awards like Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

FanDuel

FanDuel Sportsbook is another great option when it comes to MLB MVP odds. The baseball board at FanDuel is packed with options every day during the summer months. This includes regular season home run leader markets and boosts on select games.

Caesars

Caesars Sportsbook has daily boosts when it comes to betting on baseball. One recent longshot boost was for Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge and Shohei Ohtani to each hit a home run on the same day. This was boosted to +6500.

BetMGM

BetMGM Sportsbook has awesome promos this season. One great offer at the start of this campaign was BetMGM’s “MLB Grand Slam Jackpot.” By simply betting on any player to hit a home run during the weekend, you’d win major league bonus bets on top of your wager if the player you selected bashed a grand slam. You would receive a share of that day’s $50,000 Bonus Bet prize.

Where can I bet on the MLB MVP Award?

AL MVP at DraftKings

Select “MVP odds” under the baseball odds drop-down tab for MLB Futures and Player Futures or Awards.

Once the MVP award odds have been selected, a list of all available betting options will display the players your book of choice deems to have a chance at winning the MVP in their respective league. At the beginning of the season, all available options will be offered at plus-money, usually ranging from as low as Shohei Ohtahni’s +200.

The available options will be updated throughout the season. Surprising risers will be added to the available options once they’ve emerged as a viable candidate, while injured or struggling players may be dropped altogether.

How the MVP award is decided

The MVP of both leagues is voted on each year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The group is made up of baseball writers for daily newspapers, magazines and qualifying websites. Two writers from each MLB city are put forth by their local chapter chairman and must be approved by the national secretary-treasurer.

Writers are only allowed to vote for the league in which their city’s team plays. MVP ballots include 10 spots and must be submitted prior to the start of the postseason. Votes are counted via a point system based on which spot players are listed on a ballot. A first-place vote is worth 14 points, while second through 10th spots on the ballot are worth 9 through 1 points in the corresponding descending order.

There are several factors that may sway each writer’s choices. Generally, the award goes to the player with the top statistical accomplishments. Others base their votes, at least toward the bottom of their ballot, on the true meaning of “most valuable” as in which players did the most to improve or help their team’s performance.

Unfortunately, local biases can’t be fully eliminated based on the current voting system. Occasionally, writers may give extra credit to a less-deserving player from the team they cover daily.

MVP betting history: recent winners

There was no denying Aaron Judge his first AL MVP award in 2022. Judge led not only the American League, but the entire MLB in HR (62), R (133), RBI (131), OBP (.425), and SLG (.686), and WAR (11.4). In the National League, Paul Goldschmidt surprisingly won the award by a clear margin despite ranking third overall in WAR (7.1) and finishing behind his teammate Nolan Arenado (7.3).

Bryce Harper captured his second career NL MVP award as he ripped the cover off the ball down the stretch of the 2021 season. Overall, Harper belted 35 home runs, drove in 84 runs and had a BA of .309. Over in the AL, Angels slugger and pitcher Shohei Ohtani had one of the more memorable seasons in recent baseball history. The Japanese sensation was the first player in MLB history to smash at least 30 home runs and make at least 10 pitching appearances in the same season.

The 60-game 2020 MLB season saw Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu named AL MVP and Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman take home the NL honors. Both were long shots to win the award; Abreu had 2020 pre-season odds of +6000 at William Hill and Freeman was +2500 at BetMGM prior to the start of the shortened campaign.

YearAL WinnerOddsNL WinnerOdds
2023Shohei Ohtani (LAA)+190Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL) +850
2022Aaron Judge (NYY)+1800Paul Goldschmidt (STL)+4500
2021Shohei Ohtani (LAA)+1500Bryce Harper (PHL)+1700
2020Jose Abreu (CHW)+6000Freddie Freeman (ATL)+2500
2019Mike Trout (LAA)+125Cody Bellinger (LAD)+3000
2018Mookie Betts (BOS)+2500Christian Yelich (MIL)+15000
2017Jose Altuve (HOU)+1200Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)+4500
2016Mike Trout (LAA)+160Kris Bryant (CHC)+1000
2015Josh Donaldson (TOR)+1600Bryce Harper (WAS)+2000
2014Mike Trout (LAA)+500Clayton Kershaw (LAD)+2000
2013Miguel Cabrera (DET)+700Andrew McCutchen (PIT)+1500
2012Miguel Cabrera (DET)+900Buster Posey (SFG)+2500
2011Justin Verlander (DET)+7500Ryan Braun (MIL)+800
2010Josh Hamilton (TEX)+1000Joey Votto (CIN)+5000