Vlad Guerrero Jr., Shohei Ohtani Controlling AL MVP Odds

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the current betting favorite to win the AL MVP with +105 odds.
  • Shohei Ohtani is right behind Vlad Jr. with odds of +120 as the second option.

LOS ANGELES Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the odds-on favorite to win the American League MVP as a potential Triple Crown winner, but Shohei Ohtani is having one of the most dynamic seasons in MLB history.

Sportsbooks suggest it is a two-man race between the two young stars.

American League MVP Betting Odds

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +105
  • Shohei Ohtani +120
  • Xander Bogaerts +2200
  • Aaron Judge +2800
  • Byron Buxton +2800
  • Mike Trout +3000
  • Jose Ramirez +3300
  • J.D. Martinez +4000
  • Jose Abreu +4000
  • Carlos Correa +5000
  • Jose Altuve +5000
  • Rafael Devers +5000
  • Tim Anderson +5000
  • Yordan Alvarez +5000

Vladimir Jr. Is Having An Amazing Year

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. currently is tied for the league lead in home runs, leading the league in RBI and ranks fourth in batting average.

He's on the right track to be in contention for the Triple Crown but Vlad Jr. also leads the league in on-base percentage and is second in slugging percentage. Online sportsbooks rightfully have him at the top of the current betting odds.

While Guerrero is at the top of many statistical categories, his biggest competitor is right alongside him in many.

Should Shohei Ohtani Be Ahead of Vlad?

Shohei Ohtani is having a season quite unlike any other season we've seen in recent memory. Ohtani is tied with Guerrero atop the home run leaders, third in RBI and third in slugging but "lacks" in batting average and on-base percentage with a .272 and .357, respectively.

Ohtani also has a 3-1 record with 2.70 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. There are hundreds of stats that can show how incredible of a season Ohtani is having, but just looking at his last week of games can tell the story.

Given his impact both on the mound and at the plate, there's a fair argument to be made that Ohtani should be the betting favorite, but a potential Triple Crown winner is tough to beat out.

With that said, this may be the best time for MLB betting followers to take Ohtani as his odds may only get shorter from here on out.

Unless Guerrero is able to keep up the pace he's on, the factor of being a two-way player should be enough to vault Ohtani into the leading spot for the American League MVP.

Those willing to wait in hopes of Ohtani's odds becoming more rewarding would be playing a risky game considering his ability to offset an 0-for-4 game at the plate with a 7-inning shutout on the mound.