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  • See each contender’s odds of winning the 2022 AL and NL MVP awards
  • Aaron Judge (AL) and Paul Goldschmidt (NL) are both massive favorites at the end of the regular season
  • The graphs below track the changes in the NL MVP odds & AL over the course of the season

This page tracks the odds to win AL and NL MVP awards, averaging the odds from legal online sportsbooks in the United States and Canada. The opening odds favored reigning American League MVP Shohei Ohtani and Washington phenom Juan Soto, but both slipped from favorite-status early on.

 

Use the anchors below to jump to the American League MVP odds or National League MVP odds.

2022 AL MVP Odds

 

 

  • Sep. 25: Only four players are left on the board (fewer at many sportsbooks) as Judge is poised to claim his first AL MVP.
  • Aug. 28: Judge’s odds have moved to a season-best -950 while Ohtani has faded to +625. No other player is shorter than +8250.
  • July 31: Judge has come back with a vengeance. He’s back to being favored at a season-best -390. Ohtani has faded to +313.
  • July 17: Ohtani (-110) has taken over as favorite from Judge (+155). No other player is shorter than +1300.
  • June 26: Judge (-103) is an odds-on favorite at this point, with Ohtani dropping to +350.
  • June 5: Judge (+230) has taken over as favorite from Ohtani (+300), while Trout is a close third at +375 before a steep drop to Ramirez (+1200).
  • May 23: Ohtani (+218) shortened slightly, while Judge (+438) is now tied with Trout for second-favorite. Guerrero faded to +1100 and sits fourth.
  • May 17: Ohtani’s odds to repeat improved significantly (from +375 to +235) over the past ten days. Trout remains second at +450. Judge is now third at +650 with Guerrero dropping to fourth at +775.
  • May 8: Perennial favorite Trout has moved to second at +450, ahead of Guerrero, who faded to +475. Judge (+925) and Buxton (+950) round out the top five.
  • Apr. 25: Though he hasn’t been great on the mound or at the plate so far, Ohtani improved to +315. Jose Ramirez moved to fourth, improving from +2000 to +1050.
  • Apr. 17: Guerrero improved from +575 to +350 and is only a hair behind Ohtani (+335).
  • Apr. 10: With three homers and four RBI in his first three games, Twins OF Byron Buxton has improved from +3250 to +1200.
  • Apr. 3: Shohei Ohtani is a +370 favorite over Angles teammate Mike Trout (+500) and the Blue Jays’ Vlad Guerrero Jr (+500).

American League MVP Favorites

Player (Team) Odds
Aaron Judge (NYY) -30000
Shohei Ohtani (LAA) +3500
Jose Ramirez (CLE) +50000
Yordan Alvarez (HOU) +50000

Odds as ofOct. 2, 2022, at FanDuel Sportsbook.

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2022 NL MVP Odds

  • Sep. 25: Not quite as short as Judge in the AL, Goldschmidt is the presumptive NL MVP at -5000 odds.
  • Aug. 28: Goldschmidt’s odds move ever shorter. He’s now -1175 with second-favorite Arenado back at +1850.
  • June 26: A solid June has made Goldschmidt the +170 favorite with Alonso now second at +475.
  • June 5: Betts surged from +1200 to the +305 favorite over the past two weeks. Goldschmidt also made a massive improvement (+2250 to +478) while Machado faded from +213 to +400.
  • May 23: Machado, who leads the NL in average, OPS, and WAR, is now a massive +213 favorite. Second-favorite Arenado faded to +775.
  • May 17: Machado continues to ascend. He improved from +600 to +363 and now holds a sizable lead on Arenado (+600), Soto (+850) and Harper (+900). No one else is shorter than +1300.
  • May 8: Machado (+600) and Arenado (+625) have both moved ahead of Soto (+725) while Acuna Jr faded to fourth (+1000).
  • Apr. 25: No one is grabbing the reins on the NL MVP race yet. Soto faded from +300 to +400. Second-favorite Acuna went from +750 to +800. The only top-five favorite to improve was Lindor (+1550 to +1000).
  • Apr. 17: Cubs rookie Seiya Suzuki has improved from +6500 to +3500 and is now a top-15 favorite.
  • Apr. 10: Slashing just .241/.313/.429 through four games, favorite Juan Soto has slipped from +320 to +353.
  • Apr. 3: Juan Soto (+320) is miles ahead of second-favorite Ronald Acuna (+800) in the opening NL MVP odds.

National League MVP Favorites

Player (Team) Odds
Paul Goldschmidt (STL) -5000
Nolan Arenado (STL) +4000
Freddie Freeman (LAD) +4000
Manny Machado (SD) +10000
Austin Riley (ATL) +10000
Mookie Betts (LAD) +10000
Trea Turner (LAD) +10000
Francisco Lindor (NYM) +15000
Pete Alonso (NYM) +50000
Dansby Swanson (ATL) +50000

Odds as of Sep. 25, 2022, at Caesars Sportsbook.

 

MLB MVP Winners by Position

AL MVP Winners by Position

Position Number of MVP Winners
Outfield 33
First Base 15
Pitcher 13
Shortstop 9
Catcher 8
Third Base 8
Second Base 5
Designated Hitter 1

NL MVP Winners by Position

Position Number of MVP Winners
Outfield 34
First Base 16
Pitcher 10
Third Base 10
Catcher 8
Shortstop 7
Second Base 6

MLB MVP Winners by Team

AL MVP Winners by Team

Team Number of MVP Winners
New York Yankees 20
Detroit Tigers 11
Oakland A’s 11
Boston Red Sox 11
Texas Rangers 6
Baltimore Orioles 5
Chicago White Sox 5
Minnesota Twins 5
Los Angeles Angels 5
Milwaukee Brewers 3
Cleveland Indians 2
Seattle Mariners 2
Toronto Blue Jays 2
Kansas City Royals 1
Houston Astros 1

NL MVP Winners by Team

Team Number of MVP Winners
St. Louis Cardinals 17
San Francisco Giants 13
Cincinnati Reds 12
Los Angeles Dodgers 11
Chicago Cubs 9
Philadelphia Phillies 8
Atlanta Braves 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 7
Colorado Rockies 1
San Diego Padres 1
Houston Astros 1
Miami Marlins 1
Milwaukee Brewers 2
Washington Nationals 1

Archived MLB MVP Odds: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

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