2024 MLB MVP Odds: Betting Lines for AL & NL MVP Race

Bobby Witt Jr. couldn't be considered a breakout candidate after his strong 2023, but he's showing an extra gear. His stock has risen through strong play, and though he's not the betting favorite, he could be soon enough.

Apr 15, 2024 • 11:02 ET • 5 min read
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The MLB season is 162 games, so awards aren't won in a week or month. But, it's possible to dig a hole so deep while rivals hit the ground running that the MLB odds to win an MVP award can dry up pretty quickly.

So while a hot or cold start doesn't tell the whole story, every game still matters. Let's take a look at the early returns and where baseball's top stars stand in the AL and NL MVP races through the season's first couple of weeks.

Odds to win AL MVP 2024

Player DraftKings FanDuel bet365 Caesars
Yankees Juan Soto +350 +300 +300 +350
Royals Bobby Witt Jr. +550 +700 +700 +600
Yankees Aaron Judge +900 +850 +700 +800
Astros Yordan Alvarez +1,000 +1,400 +1,400 +900
Angels Mike Trout +1,100 +1,000 +1,000 +900
Orioles Gunnar Henderson +1,300 +1,800 +1,600 +1,600
Rangers Corey Seager +1,500 +1,800 +1,600 +1,600
Mariners Julio Rodriguez +1,600 +1,800 +1,800 +1,000
Orioles Adley Rutschman +2,000 +2,200 +2,500 +2,200
Blue Jays Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +2,000 +3,500 +3,500 +2,400
Astros Kyle Tucker +2,500 +2,500 +2,500 +1,800
Guardians Jose Ramirez +2,500 +3,000 +3,000 +2,000
Red Sox Rafael Devers +3,000 +4,000 +4,000 +3,000
Astros Jose Altuve +3,000 +2,500 +1,800 +2,500
Rangers Marcus Semien +4,000 +3,000 +3,500 +5,000
Blue Jays Bo Bichette +4,000 +3,500 +3,500 +3,500

Odds as of April 15, 2024.

AL MVP odds analysis

4/15/2024: For the second straight week, Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. has been the biggest riser. He was still available to win AL MVP at 13/1. That ship has sailed as his scorching start continues. He hit two more home runs and is slashing .333/.389/.697 through 16 games. 

On the opposite end, Julio Rodriguez has fallen in estimation from as short as +550 last week to as long as +1,800 today. Obviously, a .186/.238/.203 slash line with zero home runs through 16 games is suboptimal, but it might also represent opportunity. In 2023, when J-Rod finished fourth in AL MVP voting, he hit just .239 in the first month. It was worse in his MLB debut, batting .205 with no long balls and 30 strikeouts through the first 20 games of his career. He rebounded well enough to capture the 2022 AL Rookie of the Year.

Rodriguez has started slowly in each of his first two MLB seasons and is making it 3-for-3. When he starts to turn things around, his long odds will likely disappear rather quickly.

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Odds to win NL MVP 2024

Player DraftKings FanDuel bet365 Caesars
Dodgers Mookie Betts +330 +300 +325 +340
Braves Ronald Acuna Jr. +700 +700 +600 +600
Phillies Bryce Harper +900 +1,400 +1,400 +1,400
Padres Fernando Tatis Jr.  +900 +950 +900 +750
Dodgers Shohei Ohtani +1,000 +1,400 +1,400 +1,500
Dodgers Freddie Freeman +1,100 +1,100 +1,100 +1,100
Braves Matt Olson +1,600 +1,400 +1,200 +1,200
Mets Pete Alonso +2,000 +2,100 +3,000 +3,000
Pirates Oneil Cruz  +2,200 +5,500 +5,000 +1,800
Diamondbacks Corbin Carroll +2,500 +3,000 +3,000 +2,700
Phillies Trea Turner +2,500 +5,500 +5,000 +2,400
Braves Austin Riley +2,500 +2,500 +2,200 +3,500
Padres Manny Machado +2,800 +4,200 +4,000 +2,800
Reds Elly De La Cruz +3,000 +5,500 +5,000 +2,500
Cubs Seiya Suzuki +3,000 +4,200 +3,000 +2,500

Odds as of April 15, 2024.

NL MVP odds analysis

4/15/2024: We don't need to go long on how Mookie Betts is the odds leader for NL MVP. He's incredible, plays for the team with the best World Series odds, and has a long enough track record to expect his high level of play at the plate AND in the field to continue.

While some books shortened Fernando Tatis Jr.'s odds to win MVP already, there were still some books offering longer than 10/1 even a week ago. Those are gone, with the best odds being around +950. He's slashing .290/.364/.536 with five home runs in 18 games. If the San Diego Padres are going to survive in a post-Juan Soto world, Tatis will have to be a key contributor.

Previous MVP winners

Here are the last 10 winners of the AL and NL MVP Award, with Mike Trout leading the way as a three-time winner. Bryce Harper has won twice with two different teams and Miguel Cabrera was the last player to win back-to-back MVP awards (2012-13). Barry Bonds holds the record for most MVP awards (seven)

The New York Yankees have won the most MVPs in MLB history with 23 while the St. Louis Cardinals are second, leading all NL teams, with 21. No player for the Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets, or Tampa Bay Rays has ever won MVP.

Previous AL MVP winners

Year American League Winner
2023 Angels Shohei Ohtani
2022 Yankees Aaron Judge
2021 Angels Shohei Ohtani
2020 White Sox Jose Abreu
2019 Angels Mike Trout
2018 Red Sox Mookie Betts
2017 Astros Jose Altuve
2016 Angels Mike Trout
2015 Blue Jays Josh Donaldson
2014 Angels Mike Trout

Previous NL MVP winners

Year National League Winner
2023 Braves Ronald Acuna Jr.
2022 Cardinals Paul Goldschmidt
2021 Phillies Bryce Harper
2020 Braves Freddie Freeman
2019 Dodgers Cody Bellinger
2018 Brewers Christian Yelich
2017 Marlins Giancarlo Stanton
2016 Cubs Kris Bryant
2015 Nationals Bryce Harper
2014 Dodgers Clayton Kershaw

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MLB MVP odds explained

Most sportsbooks will display odds in the American format as listed above. When Goldschmidt ran away with the MVP award in 2022 his odds had a minus (-) sign ahead of the number for a large part of the season. 

  • Paul Goldschmidt -6,000

That means that a bettor in August had to wager $6,000 to win $100 by betting on Goldy to win MVP. Before the season starts, almost every player will have a plus (+) sign ahead of their odds.

  • Shohei Ohtani +200

That means a bettor would have profited $200 for a $100 wager on Ohtani before the season started. 

If American odds aren't your thing, simply use a tool like our odds converter to switch the odds to decimal or fractional format. Most online sportsbooks also give you the option to change the odds format that you see.

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