BettingBetting MLB MVP Odds – Sports Insights – 1

In the most recent update from the Westgate Superbook, Kris Bryant saw his odds of winning the NL MVP improve from +100 to -225, however, there was a major shakeup in the AL. Mookie Betts odds moved from +140 to -125, making him the new front-runner. That development likely shocked anybody who values advanced statistics, since Betts’ on-base percentage (.361) ranks well behind both Donaldson (.407) and Altuve (.414).

The table below displays the past six MVP winners in each league along with their preseason odds.

Year AL Winner Odds NL Winner Odds
2015 Josh Donaldson +1600 Bryce Harper +1600
2014 Mike Trout +500 Clayton Kershaw +2000
2013 Miguel Cabrera +700 Andrew McCutchen +1500
2012 Miguel Cabrera +900 Buster Posey +2500
2011 Justin Verlander +7500 Ryan Braun +800
2010 Josh Hamilton +10000 Joey Votto +5000

Back in early March, the prominent offshore sportsbook BetOnline posted odds for the 2016 MLB Most Valuable Player Award, which is given annually to one outstanding player in the American League (AL) and one in the National League (NL). Although there are no concrete criteria for the term “most valuable,” the award has historically been bestowed upon an élite offensive player from a playoff team. Several weeks later, Bovada posted their own MVP odds.

On August 15, Daniel Murphy (+100) and Jose Altuve (+125) emerged as the favorites in their respective leagues. These two players have a lot in common as they’re both second baseman who lead their league in hitting. When the odds were updated one week later, Altuve was still listed as the AL MVP favorite but Kris Bryant (+100) leapfrogged Murphy (+110) as the NL MVP favorite.

When Bovada posted updated their MVP odds two weeks later, Clayton Kershaw (+300) was listed as the favorite in the National League. This was especially interesting since the 3-time Cy Young winner hadn’t previously been listed as an option. In the American League, several members of the Boston Red Sox saw their odds climb including Xander Bogaerts (+900), David Ortiz (+1200) and Jackie Bradley Jr (+1200). The fact that Mookie Betts was omitted seems like an oversight.

Although Bovada hasn’t updated their MVP odds in the past weeks, the Westgate Superbook updated their MVP odds on June 13th with Mookie Betts (+700) trailing only Manny Machado (+300) and Robinson Cano (+350). In the National League, Nolan Arenado (+275) is the favorite despite the Rockies losing record. Two weeks later both players were still listed as the front-runners with Jose Altuve (+2000 to +400) and Clayton Kershaw (+600 to +300) now nipping on their heels.

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Last season Toronto’s Josh Donaldson (+1600) and Washington’s Bryce Harper (+1600) were the winners in their respective leagues. Mike Trout, who finished second in AL MVP voting, had opened the season as clear front-runner (+100). Andrew McCutchen, who finished fifth in NL MVP voting, had opened the season as a slight favorite (+400) over Giancarlo Stanton (+450).

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Player (Team) Westgate (8/29) Westgate (8/22) Westgate (8/15) Westgate (8/8) Westgate (7/11) Westgate (6/27) Westgate (6/13) Bovada (6/1) Westgate (5/16) Bovada (3/22) BetOnline (3/8)
Kris Bryant (CHC) -225 EVEN +200 +225 +200 +400 +500 +900 +1000 +900 +900
Daniel Murphy (WAS) +140 +110 EVEN +120 +400 +800 +600 +325 +5000 N/A N/A
Nolan Arenado (COL) +1200 +1800 +800 +550 +350 +250 +300 +900 +275 +2000 +2500
Anthony Rizzo (CHC) +1800 +400 +275 +250 +400 +700 +600 +3300 +300 +1400 +1200
Corey Seager (LAD) +8000 +10000 +4000 +8000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +5000 N/A
Yoenis Cespedes (NYM) +30000 +10000 +30000 +30000 +1000 +1200 +700 +900 +500 +2500 +2000
Bryce Harper (WSH) +50000 +50000 +30000 +30000 +1000 +700 +500 +500 +275 +200 +200
Buster Posey (SF) +100000 +50000 +30000 +20000 +10000 +8000 +10000 N/A +20000 +1200 +1200
Carlos Gonzalez (COL) +100000 +50000 +30000 +8000 +10000 +20000 N/A N/A N/A +6600 N/A
Matt Carpenter (STL) +100000 +50000 +50000 +30000 +50000 +10000 +6000 N/A +20000 +6600 +4000
Ben Zobrist (CHC) +100000 +100000 +100000 +50000 +10000 +10000 +10000 +900 N/A N/A N/A
Paul Goldschmidt (ARI) +100000 +50000 +30000 +20000 +8000 +8000 +5000 N/A +5000 +750 +500
Clayton Kershaw (LAD) +200000 +100000 +50000 +50000 +2000 +300 +600 +300 N/A N/A N/A
Ryan Braun (MIL) +500000 +500000 +300000 +100000 +30000 +30000 +30000 N/A +10000 +5000 N/A
Andrew McCutchen (PIT) +500000 +500000 +300000 +100000 +30000 +10000 +2500 N/A +3000 +700 +500
Matt Kemp (SD) +500000 +500000 +100000 +100000 +30000 +30000 +20000 N/A +20000 N/A N/A
A.J. Pollock (ARI) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +2000 +4000
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BettingBetting MLB MVP Odds – Sports Insights

On May 15th, the Las Vegas-based Westgate Superbook posted updated MVP odds. Bryce Harper and Nolan Arenado (+275) were listed as the favorites in the National League while Manny Machado (+200) is the front-runner in the American League. Since that time they have posted updated odds every two weeks.

This season Bryce Harper (+200) opened as the favorite to be the first back-to-back National League MVP since Albert Pujols (2008-2009). In the American League, Mike Trout (+150 at BetOnline, +225 at Bovada) was listed as the preseason favorite while Josh Donaldson had the second best odds (+450 at BetOnline, +400 at Bovada) of repeating as AL MVP.

The tables below compares the preseason MVP odds at BetOnline and Bovada with the latest odds from both offshore and Las Vegas sportsbooks. These odds will be updated throughout the season as new information becomes available.

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