Cubs

2021 MLB odds: Bryant, Báez among favorites for NL MVP

Cubs
USA Today

The Cubs won the NL Central in 2020, but their playoff run ended quickly.

And with Theo Epstein stepping down from his role atop the baseball operations department, the future of the team and the Cubs' championship core is in flux.

And while different Cubs players have fought through their own struggles in their own various ways since that championship run, they still have some high-level, MVP-caliber players.

Not surprisingly, when PointsBet sports book recently released odds for 2021 NL MVP award it included some familiar names:

Player Odds
Mookie Betts +500
Christian Yelich +700
Ronald Acuña Jr. +750
Cody Bellinger +800
Freddie Freeman +800
Fernando Tatís Jr. +1000
Juan Soto +1000
Nolan Arenado +1000
Bryce Harper +1200
Ketel Marte +1400
Trevor Story +2000
Eugenio Suarez +2000
Kris Bryant +2000
Paul Goldschmidt +2000
Pete Alonso +2500
Jacob deGrom +2800
Manny Machado +3000
Rhys Hoskins +3000
Marcell Ozuna +3000
Corey Seager +3500
Javier Báez +4000

Odds provided by our partner, PointsBet.

Kris Bryant and Javier Báez have been the focal point of MVP conversations on the north side in recent years. Bryant won the award in 2016 and Báez finished as a runner-up for the award in 2018.

Bryant has the better odds between the two at +2000 ($10 bet wins $200). Of the players with odds, Báez's +4000 ($10 bet wins $4000) are the longest before the field.

Ian Happ is not on the odds list, but he did earn an MVP vote this past season. Could he be a dark horse contender for the award in 2021 if he improves on his play from a shortened 2020-season.

Editor's note: PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.

 

SUBSCRIBE TO THE CUBS TALK PODCAST FOR FREE.

Download
Download MyTeams Today!