MLB Most Valuable Player Odds

The Most Valuable Player award is one of the most popular Major League Baseball futures bets you can make at legal and regulated sportsbooks. When Texas legalizes sports betting, you’ll be able to put down your own bets on who will walk away as the American League or National League MVP both before and during the season.

Read on for everything you need to know about the latest AL and NL Most Valuable Player award odds at legal Texas online sportsbooks below (once legal).

Best MLB baseball betting sites for MVP odds

Every legal and regulated sportsbook in the US should have futures odds for both the AL and NL MVP award. Here are four top sportsbooks for betting on MLB futures odds and MLB props.

  • DraftKings Sportsbook: With a huge selection of futures odds for every major sport, it’s no surprise that DraftKings offers betting on baseball’s MVPs. It also has a nice selection of other futures bets, as well as player props.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook: FanDuel offers competitive lines for every futures bet it has available, and you’ll find a nice variety of futures, including Major League Baseball awards.
  • BetMGM Sportsbook: BetMGM has some of the most frequently updated odds of any sportsbook. It also offers regular incentives like boosted odds and promotions for many MLB bets.
  • Caesars Sportsbook: A recognizable name in the world of betting, Caesars has an easy-to-use app and online sportsbook. It has sports promotions similar to what you’ll find at BetMGM, as well as a high standard for keeping its odds as current as possible.

When is the best time to bet on AL and NL MVP winners?

This really comes down to personal preference and betting strategy. Some bettors like to go for high-risk and high-reward situations, which makes betting early far more attractive.

Other bettors prefer a more conservative approach. They wait until they see more data and then pick through the current MLB MVP betting odds to find the best potential return on their bet.

American League MVP contenders  

  • Aaron Judge AL MVP odds: Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, only five players had hit 60 home runs in a single season before 2022. Judge was the sixth player on that list. He also plays on the Yankees who once again appear to be among the league’s top contenders, which is something that voters often look for (though not always).
  • Juan Soto AL MVP odds: Judge’s new teammate Soto came over to the Yankees from the Padres where he was an All-Star the last three seasons and a Silver Slugger Award winner the last four. Soto will not only challenge Judge for the lead in several team stats this year, but he’ll challenge him for MVP consideration as well. 
  • Bobby Witt Jr. AL MVP odds: Royals shortstop Witt emerged as a top talent during his first two years in the league, knocking 30 homers and collecting close to 100 RBIs in 2023 when he came in 7th in the MVP voting. 
  • Gunnar Henderson AL MVP odds: Like Witt, the Orioles’ Henderson is in his third year and has also excelled at shortstop both in the field and at the plate. He had 28 HRs in 2023 and after two months of 2024 was on pace to top that mark shortly after the All-Star break.

National League MVP contenders

  • Mookie Betts NL MVP odds: Is there a better all-around player in baseball, month in, month out? If Betts is on the field for over 60% of the season, he’s an MVP contender. In 2024, the Dodgers have asked Mookie to play shortstop, and he took to it like he’d been at the position for years.
  • Shohei Ohtani NL MVP odds: Ohtani was the AL MVP in 2021 and again in 2023. We haven’t seen a talent like Ohtani in more than 100 years: a player who can pitch and hit like an All-Star. The Dodgers inked Ohtani to a contract worth $700 million before the 2024 season. While he won’t pitch in ’24, Ohtani can still win a third MVP with his bat alone.
  • Bryce Harper NL MVP odds: Phillies slugger Harper has over 300 career home runs and two MVP awards already in his trophy collection (won 2015 and 2021). With Philadelphia having established itself as a top contender for the NL pennant, Harper will certainly get MVP attention again if he puts up similar numbers to what he’s done in the past.
  • William Contreras NL MVP odds: The Milwaukee Brewers All-Star catcher earned some MVP recognition in 2023 while leading his team in batting average and contending for the lead in home runs and runs batted in. 

What other MLB awards can I bet on?

  • AL and NL Cy Young Award odds: The Cy Young Award goes to the best pitcher in each league.
  • AL and NL Rookie of the Year odds: Just as the name implies, the award goes to the most outstanding rookie in both the American League and National League.
  • AL and NL Manager of the Year odds: Being the skipper of a dominant team that leads wire to wire can be one way to win this award, but it’s not a sure thing. If a team seems to come out of nowhere or overcomes key injuries, the manager of that squad may get some hardware.

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