NL MVP Updated Betting Odds

NL MVP Updated Betting Odds

Tyler Vaysman
3 years ago
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NL MVP Updated Betting Odds

As the days count down towards the trade deadline, teams have a pretty good idea of whether they are contenders or not at this point. With teams making a push for the playoffs, let’s take a look at the players who are helping them get there by analyzing the updated betting odds for the National League MVP race.

Fernando Tatis Jr. (-170)

Despite having the third-best record in their own division, the San Diego Padres have been one of the best teams in the National League with a 58-44 record.

One large part of their success is superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. On the season, he is hitting .289/.371/.645 with 30 home runs, 67 runs batted in, 76 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases.

Not only do those stats lead the Padres, but in the majors, he ranks third in home runs, ninth in runs batted in, second in runs, and second in stolen bases.

With the acquisition of Adam Frazier, the Padres have shown they will be aggressive at the trade deadline, but it will ultimately be Fernando Tatis Jr. that helps propel them into any postseason success they may have.

Jacob deGrom (+130)

Jacob deGrom has shown that he is not only one of the best pitchers in baseball but one of the best overall players in the game.

In 15 starts, he is 7-2 with a minuscule 1.08 ERA, 0.554 WHIP, and opponents are hitting just .129 against him.

In 92 innings pitched this season, he has 146 strikeouts and just 11 walks. All of these stats not only have him with the second-best odds to win NL MVP, but it also puts him with the best odds to win the NL Cy Young this year (-1000).

Given his success, it is no wonder that the Mets are in the top ten in earned run average at sixth with a 3.53 ERA.

The biggest concern for deGrom at this point is health. He is currently on the injured list with forearm tightness. While he is working his way back to the mound, any time that a pitcher deals with any issues with the forearm or elbow, it is always a cause for concern.

Trea Turner (+1500)

Trea Turner’s inclusion on this list is interesting solely because of his availability on the trade block. With the Nationals entertaining offers for the shortstop, it will be interesting to see if he remains with the Nationals, or even in the National League, past Friday.

While the Nationals are just 45-54 and 8.5 games back in the division, it isn’t because of Turner. He has been sensational this season, hitting .319/.367/.521 with 18 home runs, 49 runs batted in, 65 runs scored, and 21 stolen bases.

While his current stats may not match up with Tatis, Turner certainly has the ability to put together a strong stretch run and put himself firmly in the MVP conversation.

Max Muncy (+2500)

Even with teammates like Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger, it is first baseman Max Muncy that is leading the Dodgers’ offense this year.

Muncy is currently hitting .272/.413/.565 with 22 home runs, 59 runs batted in, and 58 runs scored. Muncy has been especially hot over the last month. In that time, he is hitting .301/.407/.658 with seven home runs and 23 runs batted in.

Muncy and his wife recently welcomed their first child. Could Muncy add to the excitement this year by also adding an MVP?

Freddie Freeman (+2500)

After starting slowly, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has really stepped up lately. For a Braves team that lost Ronald Acuna Jr for the season, it couldn’t come at a better time.

The 31-year-old Freeman is currently hitting .290/.393/.519 with 23 home runs, 58 runs batted in, and 70 runs scored in 362 at-bats.

It is especially impressive knowing that six of those home runs and 15 runs batted in have come in the last month.

Given that he is a free agent at the end of the season, his strong season couldn’t come at a better time as the Braves look to make the playoffs and Freeman looks for another payday at the end of the season.

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