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Shohei Ohtani Odds: Prop Bets And Picks For The Angels Superstar

Shohei Ohtani is having a historic season. Check out the latest Ohtani player props at Odds Shark.

It is difficult to overstate how impressive a season Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani is having – and the betting markets have reacted by making Shohei Ohtani odds available.

The 27-year-old from Oshu, Japan, is putting together a campaign for the ages as the first player to be one of the best batters and pitchers in the league, simultaneously, in more than 100 years.

The great Babe Ruth is generally thought of as the last player to do that, but even he didn’t quite have a season that matches what Ohtani is accomplishing. During Ruth’s tenure with the Boston Red Sox early in his career, he was primarily a pitcher while his batting numbers were inconsequential.

It wasn’t until Ruth went to the New York Yankees that he started to put up legendary numbers with the bat – but he only started two games as a pitcher in his entire 15-year career in pinstripes.

The 1919 season, Ruth’s last with Boston, is really the only season in his career in which he put up good numbers as both a pitcher (9-5, 2.97 ERA) and at the plate (.322, 29 HR, 113 RBIs), and even in that year he only started 15 games on the mound.

If Ohtani stays healthy, he will eclipse Ruth’s 1919 numbers on the mound – all while being the best hitter in baseball and likely winning an MVP in the process.

Bettors and sportsbooks alike are fascinated with Ohtani’s historic season, and the betting markets have made it easy to wager on the kind of greatness that could be ahead for him this season.

Shohei Ohtani odds are available now at online sportsbook Bovada and bettors can wager on Ohtani’s performance at the MLB Home Run Derby, the MLB All-Star Game and during the second half of the season.

Let’s take a look at some of the best bets and props on the board:

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Will Shohei Ohtani Win the American League MVP?

Will Shohei Ohtani Win The American League MVP?
OptionOdds
Yes-190
No+145

Odds as of July 9 at Bovada 

Shohei Ohtani’s odds for AL MVP won’t make you much money. But it would be pretty shocking at this point for any other player to win the AL MVP. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is having a fantastic MVP-caliber season at the plate, leading all of baseball in batting average, OPS, on-base percentage and RBIs as of Friday, July 9, while also ranking second in home runs.

But even that great season pales in comparison to Ohtani, who is putting up similar numbers at the plate while pitching with a 3.49 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and a 4-1 record in 13 starts. Ohtani’s season is simply impossible to match and he should be a lock for the award.

Will Shohei Ohtani Win The 2021 MLB All-Star Game MVP?

WIll Shohei Ohtani Be The 2021 MLB All-Star Game MVP?

OptionOdds
Yes+900
No-2900

Odds as of July 9 at Bovada  

This is a fun Shohei Ohtani prop bet because while props like this are close to impossible to predict, the odds are so enticing at +900 for Ohtani to win the All-Star Game MVP that it is worth throwing some money down to see what happens.

And betting on Ohtani to take home the award is not without a bit of educated guessing. First of all, he’s the best hitter in baseball so he has as good a chance as anyone to have an MVP-like performance at the plate. But as the first player ever to be elected to an MLB all-star game as both a position player and pitcher, Ohtani’s bar for greatness is a lot lower than other players.

If he is any good on the mound and then has a big hit or two, bettors have a great chance to cash this ticket, barring a standout performance by another player.

Will Shohei Ohtani Win The 2021 MLB Home Run Derby?

Will Shohei Ohtani Win The 2021 MLB Home Run Derby?
OptionOdds
Yes+325
No-310

Odds as of July 9 at Bovada 

While he is the favorite to win the Home Run Derby as the first Japanese player to participate, we prefer putting money down on other players with longer odds to win. You can get players like reigning champ Pete Alonso (+525) or Trevor Story (+850 at his home park in Denver) at far better odds than Ohtani.

You also won’t make much of anything by simply taking No at -310. Better to sprinkle some cash on a couple of the other participants.

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Will Shohei Ohtani Hit A Home Run In The 2021 MLB All-Star Game?

Will Shohei Ohtani Hit A Homer In The 2021 MLB All-Star Game?
OptionOdds
Yes+500
No-900

Odds as of July 9 at Bovada  

Will Shohei Ohtani Hit The First Home Run In The 2021 MLB All-Star Game?

Will Shohei Ohtani Hit The First Homer In The 2021 MLB All-Star Game?
OptionOdds
Yes+900
No-2900

Odds as of July 9 at Bovada