- Mookie Betts is now favored to win the 2023 NL MVP with -145 odds.
- Ronald Acuna Jr. appeared to be a lock just a month ago but now has +130 odds to win the MVP.
- Freddie Freeman has +1200 odds to win the NL MVP award, indicating it’s now a two-man race between Betts and Acuna Jr.
LOS ANGELES – Mookie Betts is the betting favorite to win the National League MVP award with -145 odds.
Ronald Acuna Jr. was favored with -1000 odds in the beginning of the month. But, an incredible August performance led California sportsbooks to favor Betts over Acuna Jr. Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Freddie Freeman is third in NL MVP odds at +1200.
2023 National League MVP Betting Odds
- Mookie Betts -145
- Ronald Acuna Jr. +130
- Freddie Freeman +1200
Mookie Betts emergence to the top of the NL MVP betting board is because of his .464 batting average and 1.328 on base + slugging percentage (OPS) in August. Betts’ monster month saw him record 45 hits in just 25 games. Plus, there are still four games remaining before August finishes.
A critical four-game series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning on Thursday. This will have big implications on how MLB sportsbooks list the NL MVP odds.
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Betting by the Numbers: Betts Vs Acuna Player Comparison
Ronald Acuna Jr. is two home runs and one stolen base away from the first 30 home run and 60 stolen base season in MLB history. Still, odds are favoring Mookie Betts to win the NL MVP award because of other statistics.
|Stat||Ronald Acuna Jr.||Mookie Betts|
|Wins Above Replacement (WAR)||6.3||7.4|
It’s a race that will come down to the wire. Although Mookie Betts splits in August are absurd, Ronald Acuna Jr. is going to make history.
If Mookie Betts returns to normal and Ronald Acuna Jr. continues his incredible season, the current +130 odds at USA online sportsbooks for Acuna Jr. to win the MVP award are valuable.
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