A game into the 2021 MLB World Series, no one player has made his mark yet. In the latest World Series MVP odds, there is no clear favorite to take the hardware.
According to the best baseball betting sites, Houston outfielder Michael Brantley leads a crowded pack as favorite for World Series MVP at +750.
Below, we’ll break down the favorites and some long shots for World Series MVP. For now, here are the top 10 players in the odds to win World Series MVP. You can find the full odds list at Bovada.
Who Will Win World Series MVP?
Odds as of October 27 at Bovada
World Series MVP Odds Value Bets:
Eddie Rosario (+900)
The World Series MVP award is a trophy that specifically recognizes production during the last series of the year. However, Eddie Rosario has been the talk of the postseason, embodying the deadline moves that have brought Atlanta to the World Series and showing up with his bat. In 11 postseason games (including WS Game 1) Rosario is hitting .465 with a 1.278 OPS.
He’s hot at the right time, had two hits in World Series Game 1, and has the storyline to back up his case. Rosario is the top player I’d be betting on in World Series MVP odds right now.
Carlos Correa (+1500)
If Eddie Rosario is poised to be the hero of this World Series, Carlos Correa might be the villain.
Pimping home runs, leading his team and smacking baseballs around this postseason, the only reason Correa’s odds aren’t higher is because his team lost Game 1. As one of Houston’s best right-handed bats, Correa could feast on Atlanta lefties like Max Fried and Will Smith, skyrocketing his odds in the next few days.
World Series MVP Odds Long-Shot Bets:
Joc Pederson (+5000)
It’s JocTober, and Joc Pederson knows what it’s like to play in these moments. Despite being just 29, Pederson has played over 75 postseason games already in his career. In these playoffs, he already has three homers and an .860 OPS. He may not play every day, with poor splits against lefties, but he is the type of player who could run into a few big homers and put his stamp on this series.
Travis d’Arnaud (+10000)
Travis d’Arnaud has just a .200 batting average and .517 OPS this postseason, but that could all change with a few big World Series games.
The reason I’m identifying d’Arnaud as a deep value pick is not because I see his play turning around, but because +10000 odds on an everyday player is just too low to pass up. He has played in every game of Atlanta’s postseason so far and looks like he’ll catch every World Series game too. If he can step up in a few big moments, this could be a massive payout.
How To Read MLB World Series MVP Odds
When you visit your MLB betting site of choice, you’ll notice 2021 World Series MVP odds laid out like this:
Unlike a moneyline bet where favorites are shown by the minus sign (-) and underdogs have a plus sign (+), the player with the lowest odds with the plus sign (+) is the fave. In this scenario, it’s Mike Trout. If you were to bet $100 on Trout in World Series MVP betting odds and it hits, you would win $500 – your $100 is returned and you would get +400 in profit.
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Odds Shark Staff Mon, May 23, 12:41pm