In case you missed it, my last piece explored the best bets for the 2020 NL MVP race. With the same process in hand, we now pivot our way to the American League side of things. Unlike the NL version of the exercise, the numbers now seem to incentivize a ‘go big or go home mindset,’ with values at the two extremes of the odds spectrum.
2020 American League Most Valuable Player Betting Odds at DraftKings:Mike Trout +100Aaron Judge +1200Gleyber Torres +1200Francisco Lindor +1600Alex Bregman +1600Shohei Ohtani +1800DJ LeMahieu +2500Matt Chapman +2500Anthony Rendon +3000.
2020 AL MVP Betting Odds, Picks, and Predictions. The MVP races in both leagues are going to be quite fascinating this season. Over the course of a full year and somewhere around 650-700 plate ...
If he sits, the odds for everyone else will change. The current odds at WilliamHill.com are as follows: 2020 American League MVP Award Odds. Mike Trout +200; Aaron Judge +800; Francisco Lindor +1000; Alex Bregman, Anthony Rendon +1500; Gleyber Torres +1800; Jose Ramirez, Josh Donaldson +2000; Matt Chapman, Xander Bogaerts +2500
Aug. 8: The air of inevitability around Ohtani continues to grow. His odds shortened to -750 while second-favorite Guerrero Jr faded from +500 to +600. Aug. 2: This has become the most-lopsided race in the majors with Ohtani now at -700 and second-favorite Guerrero fading to +500.
If you’re new to betting, with those odds, a $100 bet would return you $4100 if Torres were to win AL MVP. If Torres can stay healthy, I think he does have a legitimate chance to take this down. Some of the players that have the same odds as he does, Jose Altuve, Marcus Semien, Rafael Devers, I simply don’t see them doing enough to win this award. Add in that New Jersey is DraftKings’ biggest market, and this makes even more sense.
There are a couple of sophomore studs that warrant consideration as dark horses. Both Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Yordan Alvarez have identical +6600 odds to win the AL MVP. They merit consideration for different reasons. Going into last season, Vladdy was the consensus top prospect in baseball.
Odds to Win 2021 American League MVP; Player Odds Opening Odds; Shohei Ohtani-8000 +3000: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +1500 +3000: Marcus Semien +6600: N/A: Matt Olson +6600 +5000: Rafael Devers +6600 +3000