Late on Dodgers fever is rising at an ever-rapid rate. Los Angeles won 106 games last year but flopped in the postseason. For the past several years LA has been in the hunt for the World Series. Now comes the arrival of 2018 American League Most Valuable Player Award winner Mookie Betts from the Red Sox. It should come as no surprise that Betts quickly became the MLB odds favorite to win NL MVP honors for 2020. Of great concern is the price on Betts. Especially when you consider that there are several quality alternatives at much better prices.
2020 National League Most Valuable Player Odds
2020 National League Most Valuable Player Odds Overview
Anything Dodgers is going to get a considerable amount of online betting activity. Another LA star, Cody Bellinger, ranks as an additional top tier favorite for NL MVP this year. Most important of all is the fact that there are plenty of good alternative choices that have a realistic shot at winning the award.
Despite the fact that Betts won the 2018 AL MVP Award he is way overpriced for 2020. To illuminate Betts had a significant drop in production last year. He will also be adjusting to a new role on a new team in a new league. Also, Betts will have to learn National League pitchers.
Ronald Acuna Jr
Although the MLB Bets price isn’t cheap, Acuna figures to be in the hunt for 2020 NL MVP. First, consider that the 2019 Atlanta All-Star was the 2018 NL Rookie of the Year. Acuna compiled 127 runs, 41 home runs, 101 runs batted in, a .532 slugging percentage and OPS of .883. Atlanta is one of the favorites to win the National League pennant and Acuna is expected to play a key role in that effort.
Accordingly, Yelich was the 2018 NL Most Valuable Player with the Brewers. Despite missing 32 games in 2019 Yelich still managed 44 home runs as Milwaukee was able to get into the wild card game. Yelich has been an NL All-Star the past two seasons. In view of his recent production, he can win the MVP a second time if he can stay healthy.
First, let’s not forget that Bellinger was the 2019 National League Most Valuable Player. He will be attempting to become the first player since Albert Pujols in 2009 to win back to back NL MVP honors. Bellinger is coming off a career year in which he exploded into stardom. To illustrate he scored 121 runs with 34 doubles, 47 home runs, 115 runs batted in, a .629 slugging percentage and 1.035 OPS. Now entering his fourth season in MLB, was that a portent of things to come or an anomaly?
In 2019 Arenado produced 102 runs, 41 home runs, and 118 runs batted in his fifth consecutive All-Star season. But playing for dreadful Colorado hurts his chances.
Harper was named virtual 2019 NL MVP when he arrived as a megabuck free agent with the Phillies. He never came close to meeting the hype. Can he do so in 2020 with the spotlight off him?
MLB Bets online Pick: Christian Yelich