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Trout, Betts MVP favorites at PointsBet

by Sam Panayotovich
Updated On: November 21, 2020, 11:51 am ET

Another day, another new betting market. 

PointsBet Sportsbook was the first shop to post Most Valuable Player odds for the 2021 Major League Baseball season. Angels outfielder Mike Trout (+175) and Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts (+500) are the odds-on favorites in the American League and National League respectively.

Trout already has three AL MVPs in his trophy room (2014, 2016, 2019) and four second-place finishes since breaking into the Majors ten seasons ago. Bookmakers slot Trout on the top line every single offseason because of his track record and the inevitable liability that would follow if he didn't have extremely low odds. 

Betts won the AL MVP in 2018 with the Red Sox and now he's favored to do it the Senior Circuit. He finished second this past season behind Braves slugger Freddie Freeman, but had the last laugh when Los Angeles hoisted the World Series trophy. It was Betts' second championship in three seasons. Now he'll aim to be just the second player (Frank Robinson) to win the MVP in both leagues.

Here are the top ten contenders in each league:

American League MVP odds: 

Mike Trout +175

Alex Bregman +1000

Jose Abreu +1000

Aaron Judge +1100

Shohei Ohtani +2000

Francisco Lindor +2000

Anthony Rendon +2000

Matt Chapman +2300

Gleyber Torres +2500

DJ LeMahieu +2500

National League MVP odds: 

Mookie Betts +500

Christian Yelich +700

Ronald Acuna Jr. +750

Cody Bellinger +800

Freddie Freeman +800

Fernando Tatis Jr. +1000

Juan Soto +1000

Nolan Arenado +1000

Bryce Harper +1200

Ketel Marte +1400

The full betting rolodex can be found here

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Sam Panayotovich

Sam Panayotovich is a sports betting analyst from the South Side of Chicago. He'll probably pick against your favorite team a lot. Follow him @spshoot