With the beginning of the 2022 MLB season just around the corner, Vegas oddsmakers have made Shohei Ohtani and Juan Soto the favorites to win the MVP awards in their respective divisions.
View the latest odds for the AL and NL MLB MVP awards and get betting insights before Opening Day on April 7.
American League MVP Odds
|MLB 2022 Player Awards: American League MVP|
|06/01/22 @ 13:03|
|Vladimir Guerrero Jr||+450|
|Bobby Witt Jr.||+15000|
MLB MVP American League
After the Red Sox third baseman made his first all-star game last year, many think he’ll be even better this season.
Devers was seventh in the AL in OPS, got 38 home runs, 113 RBIs, and a .279/.352/.538 slash line. Showing similar promise in the first few games will make MLB betting sites slash the 25-year-old’s MVP odds quickly.
Therefore, at +2000 to win the award, he won’t be short of preseason backers.
Despite Chicago’s young center-fielder playing only 25 games last season before missing the next 85 after injuring his hip flexor, the young star showed promise.
In August, the powerful player made a stellar return. Unluckily, however, he got injured again in the American League Division Series.
Robert’s 13 home runs, 43 RBIs, and .338/.378/.567 slash line in only 68 games shows that he could be a dark horse to win this year’s award.
Admittedly, he has struggled with injuries, but considering that his .946 OPS last season would have ranked third in the division had he had enough at-bats and that sportsbooks have him a +2000 to win AL MVP, he’s a tempting option.
Alvarez more or less matched Devers’ stats last year (33 homers, 104 RBIs, .277/.346/.531, and a .877 OPS) but in about 60 fewer at-bats.
The former Rookie of the Year (2019) and ALCS MVP is a quality player. However, because he only played 41 games last year, Alvarez will need to put up huge numbers to become a designated hitter to stand a chance of winning the AL MVP award for the first time in his career – something that he is more than capable of.
At +350, placing a futures bet on Trout won’t attract much action. Nevertheless, he’s arguably the best player in the world, and therefore the most likely to stop Shohei Ohtani from winning the award again.
Trout’s injury battles resulted in him only playing 36 games. But despite his long spells out aiding teammate Ohtani’s successful MVP campaign, it could have boosted his chances of winning the award this year. Why? Firstly, there will be zero voter fatigue. Secondly, he now has a chance of pulling off an impressive “comeback” story to secure votes.
National League MVP Odds
|MLB 2022 Player Awards: National League MVP|
|06/01/22 @ 13:03|
|Ronald Acuna Jr..||+800|
|Fernando Tatís Jr.||+4000|
After posting the lowest OPS and batting average of his career, Lindor had a debut season to forget with the Mets.
However, he’s put this poor form behind him after securing a 1.663 OPS in 25 plate appearances in spring training. As he will have a better supporting cast compared to last season, Lindor has everything in place to put up monstrous numbers this year.
Vegas oddsmakers may see Riley as another MVP long shot, but many think the 24-year-old could build on the solid foundations that he laid in his breakout season last year.
Riley managed 33 homers, 107 RBIs, a .303/.367/.531 slash line and secured the 10th-best OPS in the NL last season. Improving this record in 2022 will certainly put him in the MVP conversation.
Bryce Harper won NL MVP by getting a 1.044 OPS, 35 homers, 84 RBIs, and an incredible .309/.429/.615 slash line.
So the Phillies slugger has proven that he has the necessary weapons to blast his way to a second NL MVP award in a row. As Bovada has him at +750, many bettors will see Harper as a tantalizing futures option.
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