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Where To Bet MLB World Series MVP

Graeme

The World Series is perhaps the most prestigious championship in all of sports. It’s certainly one of the very oldest and the season that leads up to it is the very longest. Winning the World Series is a big deal and players can make their whole careers off of winning one.

For the MVP, that is especially true. The list of World Series MVP winners is an exclusive club and there is something special about winning one. Only three players have won the MVP twice and no one has repeated since Reggie Jackson in 1977. So, of course this is something that you can bet on.

In today’s article we’re going to talk about betting the World Series MVP. Where to bet on it, how to bet on it and our own strategy for picking a winner. Let’s get into it.

What are World Series MVP Bets?

Before the World Series, sportsbooks will put out a list of odds pertaining to who will win the MVP in the World Series. These odds will encompass just about every major player on both teams with varying odds. For instance, the best player on one team might be -120 or something similarly low stakes. While more of a role player might be +1000 or more.

The World Series MVP is awarded by a committee of reporters and officials that are present during the World Series.

Variants To A World Series MVP Bet:

  • World Series Winner
  • NL MVP
  • AL MVP
  • NL Cy Young
  • AL Cy Young

Common World Series MVP Questions:

Pitchers or hitters?

The eternal question.

In the past twenty years, there have been six pitchers and 15 hitters to win this award. (In 2001, Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling were co-MVPs.) So while hitters are probably the better bet, pitchers do win quite a bit as well.

Is the MVP or Cy Young winner more likely to win this award?

If they are playing in the series on the winning team, sure. They are a solid bet as 11 times a player has won both in the same season.

The only players to have won an MVP award and the World Series MVP in the same year are Sandy Koufax, Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Willie Stargell, and Mike Schmidt.

While six players who won the Cy Young Award went on to be named the World Series MVP. Those men are Bob Turley, Whitey Ford, Koufax, Bret Saberhagen, Orel Hershiser, and Randy Johnson.

Where To Bet the World Series MVP:

America: Bovada is your place for betting World Series MVP and all the other World Series props you could imagine.

Canada: Sports Interaction always has great odds on the World Series MVP and a ton of other MLB props.

Everywhere Else: The best place for MLB futures and props is 888.

How To Bet World Series MVP:

The World Series MVP odds typically come out in the last couple of days before the World Series begins and then are adjusted during the series. You can find them by going to the baseball section of these books:

Bovada: From MLB go to MLB Futures or World Series futures to find the World Series MVP odds. You can always search for it as well if you are having difficulty.

Sports Interaction: From the MLB section you will be able to click “MLB Props” or “MLB Futures” to find the World Series MVP Odds.

World Series MVP Betting Strategy:

I find that the World Series MVP is rarely a superstar so it’s best to look for value when betting this.

In the past ten years, we’ve seen names like Hideki Matsui, David Freese, Salvador Perez and Ben Zobrist. These are mostly guys hitting fifth or lower in the order.

I think this is because teams generally come prepared for the superstars in these series and choose not to let them beat them. I like to focus on some good, but not great baseball players and try to get value. Of course, it’s important to pick a guy from the winning team as well.