National League MVP Betting Odds: Paul Goldschmidt Tabbed Heavy Favorite to Capture Award
Joe Puetz/Getty. Pictured: St. Louis Cardinals standout Paul Goldschmidt.
Paul Goldschmidt is a solid favorite to earn his first MVP award this year, as he currently sits at +100 at BetMGM.
Goldschmidt is currently posting an outrageous .332/.415/.591 slash line and notched 19 home runs to go with 67 RBIs.
The Cardinals’ first baseman leads the MLB with a 4.6 offensive Wins Above Replacement total, 0.4 ahead of Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers.
Goldschmidt sat anywhere from +5000 to +7500 at the beginning of the season, but his odds have been slashed fast in each week of the season so far.
Manny Machado got as low as +213 to win the MVP, but an ankle injury derailed his progress and he hasn’t been as strong since. Machado is currently the second favorite for the award at +500.
Mookie Betts similarly dipped to low odds, getting as short as +325 at the beginning of June, but he’s also tailed off.
Betts now has the fourth-shortest odds at +1100, but Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is ahead of him at +700 odds.
Alonso got to +475 after his strongest stretch of the season, but he’s plateaued in the market, partly due to the sheer success that Goldschmidt has had thus far.
Bryce Harper, last year’s NL MVP, has been impactful when on the field, but he has dealt with injuries that have limited how much he’s been able to play.
Harper is +15000 to win the award and it would be a major shock to see him get close to the top of the market at this point.