MLB MVP odds | AL And NL

MLB MVP odds

MLB teams have reported to Spring Training and AL and NL MVP betting markets are live. Looking at NL MVP odds, the early race has reigning NL MVP Ronald Acuna Jr of the Atlanta Braves (+525) a small favorite over Mookie Betts (+650) of the Los Angeles Dodgers and new Dodger Shohei Ohtani (+800). With last season’s AL MVP now in the NL, Juan Soto (+600) and Aaron Judge (+600) of the New York Yankees are currently the co-favorites on the American League odds board. Yordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros (+850) rounds out of the top three. Compare live MLB MVP odds for the American League and National League below.

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.

American League MVP odds

We will examine AL MVP odds throughout the course of the current season. Here is what American League MVP odds looked like during spring training.

PlayerAL MVP Odds – March 4
Juan Soto +600
Aaron Judge+600
Yordan Alvarez+850
Julio Rodriguez+1000
Corey Seager+1200
Bobby Witt Jr. +1500
Kyle Tucker+1500
Adley Rutschman +1600
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +1700
Mike Trout+2000
Gunnar Henderson +2500
Jose Ramirez +2500
Rafael Devers+2800
Bo Bichette+3000
Royce Lewis+4000
Marcus Semien+4000
Royce Lewis+4000
Luis Robert Jr.+4000
Jose Altuve+5000
Yandy Diaz +5000
Adolis Garcia +6000
Gleyber Torres +7500
Carlos Correa +7500
Alex Bregman +7500
Byron Buxton+7500
Evan Carter +7500
Eloy Jimenez+8000
Masataka Yoshida+8000
Randy Arozarena +8000
Brandon Lowe+10000
Daulton Varsho +10000
Josh Jung +10000
J.P. Crawford +10000
George Springer +10000
Anthony Santander +10000
Riley Greene +10000
Trevor Story +10000
Jeremy Pena +10000
Spencer Torkelson +15000
Isaac Paredes+15000
Anthony Rendon+15000
Jorge Polanco+15000
Steven Kwan+15000
Alejandro Kirk+15000
Cal Releigh +15000
Anthony Volpe+15000
Jonah Heim+15000
Yainer Diaz+15000

National League MVP odds

We will examine NL MVP odds throughout the course of the current season. Here is what National League MVP futures market looked like during spring training.

PlayerNL MVP odds – January 17
Ronald Acuna Jr. +525
Mookie Betts +650
Shohei Ohtani +800
Fernando Tatis Jr. +1100
Bryce Harper +1100
Freddie Freeman+1200
Matt Olson+1400
Austin Riley +1800
Trea Turner +2000
Corbin Carroll +2000
Pete Alonso+2500
Francisco Lindor+3300
Paul Goldschmidt +3300
Manny Machado +3500
Cody Bellinger+5000
Nolan Arenado+5000
Ozzie Albies+6000
Ketel Marte+6000
Oneil Cruz
+6000
Elly De La Cruz +6000
Xander Bogaerts +7500
Dansby Swanson +7500
Christian Yelich +7500
Luis Arraez +7500
Willy Adames +7500
Jorge Soler +7500
Michael Harris II+8000
William Contreras+8000
Rhys Hoskins+8000
Jung Hoo Lee+8000
Nico Hoerner +10000
Will Smith+10000
Sean Murphy +10000
Wilson Contreras+10000
Brandon Nimmo +10000
Matt McLain+1000
Seiya Suzuki +10000
Max Muncy +12500
Ian Happ+12500

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Where can I bet on the MLB MVP Award?

AL MVP at DraftKings

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 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.

If you live in a state without legal wagering, there are free-to-play social betting sites to wager on the MLB MVP socially, like these CA betting apps.

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