MLB MVP odds for 2022 have been up at US sportsbooks for many months now. Aaron Judge (-2000) is an overwhelming favorite to win the award in the AL, and Paul Goldschmidt (-2500) has even higher odds in the NL. Check out the odds to win the AL MVP and NL MVP below.
MLB MVP odds
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AL MVP ODDS
Aaron Judge (-2000)
Judge is getting -475 odds at DraftKings to top 61.5 homers this season, which would break the A.L. record and set a new bar for a player that isn’t blatantly using steroids. He currently has 57 HRs, 123 RBIs, and a .310 batting average with a chance to win the Triple Crown.
Shohei Ohtani (+850)
Despite Judge’s record-setting pace on a likely division winner, some would still contend that Ohtani is the true MVP because of his unique ability to contribute on the mound and at the plate. He’s hitting .265 with 34 HRs and is 12-8 with a 2.55 ERA and 12.0 K/9 ratio over 24 starts.
NL MVP ODDS
Paul Goldschmidt (-1450)
The Cardinals first baseman has run away with the N.L. MVP race by posting a .432 wOBA and 185 wRC+ on a first-place team. Goldschmidt is hitting .311 with 15 HRs since the break, and the Cards are 34-15 in that span.
Nolan Arenado (+3500)
Arenado has been the second-most valuable position player for a Cardinals team that is rolling to the N.L. Central crown. He’s turned up with 11 HRs and 37 RBIs while hitting .308 since the break, and is an elite defender, but Goldschmidt has been better over a larger sample size.
Freddie Freeman (+3500)
The Dodgers became the first team to clinch a playoff spot, and Freeman has certainly made a big impact after coming over from Atlanta this offseason. Yet this roster is full of potential MVP candidates, including Trea Turner (+8000) and Mookie Betts (+9000).
Manny Machado (+7500)
With Fernando Tatis Jr. set to miss the entire season due to injuries and a suspension, Machado has been a steadying force for the Padres. He’s hitting .294 with 13 HRs and 39 RBIs since the break as he looks to carry San Diego to a Wild Card berth.
Odds to win AL MVP
Here are how AL MVP odds are changing throughout the course of the season.
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Odds to win NL MVP
And here are how NL MVP odds are changing throughout this MLB campaign.
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Where can I bet on the MLB MVP Award?
All legal sportsbooks in the US offer a wide-array of MLB futures bets, including DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and Caesars Sportsbook. These can be found under the primary MLB/Baseball tab at all online books. Select “MVP odds” under the drop-down menu or 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 Juan Soto’s +275 to San Diego Padres 1B Eric Hosmer’s +20000 pre-season odds at BetMGM).
The available options will be updated and potentially changed throughout the season. Surprising risers will be added to the available options once they’ve emerged as a viable candidate; injured or struggling players may even be dropped from the selections altogether.
How the MVP award is decided
The MVP of both leagues is voted on each year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of American. 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
Phillies superstar 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 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.
|Year||AL Winner||Odds||NL Winner||Odds|
|2021||Shohei Ohtani (LAA)||+1500||Bryce Harper (PHL)||+1700|
|2020||Jose Abreu (CHW)||+6000||Freddie Freeman (ATL)||+2500|
|2019||Mike Trout (LAA)||+125||Cody Bellinger (LAD)||+3000|
|2018||Mookie Betts (BOS)||+2500||Christian Yelich (MIL)||+15000|
|2017||Jose Altuve (HOU)||+1200||Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)||+4500|
|2016||Mike Trout (LAA)||+160||Kris Bryant (CHC)||+1000|
|2015||Josh Donaldson (TOR)||+1600||Bryce Harper (WAS)||+2000|
|2014||Mike Trout (LAA)||+500||Clayton Kershaw (LAD)||+2000|
|2013||Miguel Cabrera (DET)||+700||Andrew McCutchen (PIT)||+1500|
|2012||Miguel Cabrera (DET)||+900||Buster Posey (SFG)||+2500|
|2011||Justin Verlander (DET)||+7500||Ryan Braun (MIL)||+800|
|2010||Josh Hamilton (TEX)||+1000||Joey Votto (CIN)||+5000|