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NL MVP Odds & Predictions 2022 | National League MVP Award Futures Bets

It might seem hard to believe, but the first quarter of the MLB season is just about over.

Superstar players have risen to the top of the leaderboard and some clear MVP favorites have emerged in the National League. But with the majority of the season still left to be played, there’s plenty of time to cash in on the race for NL MVP.

So who should you bet on to take home the hardware? Let’s dive in with our updated 2022 NL MVP predictions and best bets.

NL MVP Odds 2022

NL MVP MLB betting odds are current as of May 17, 2022, from Caesars Sportsbook.

  • Manny Machado, 3B, San Diego Padres (+375)
  • Nolan Arenado, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals (+650)
  • Juan Soto, OF, Washington Nationals (+850)
  • Bryce Harper, OF, Philadelphia Phillies (+900)
  • Ronald Acuna Jr., OF, Atlanta Braves (+1300)
  • Freddie Freeman, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers (+1400)
  • Francisco Lindor, SS, New York Mets (+2000)
  • Mookie Betts, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers (+2500)
  • Pete Alonso, 1B, New York Mets (+3000)
  • Christian Yelich, OF, Milwaukee Brewers (+3000)
  • Trea Turner, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers (+3000)

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NL MVP Prediction 2022

Manny Machado, 3B, San Diego Padres (+375) at Caesars

We had Machado pegged from the get-go as the NL MVP, but don’t feel bad if you didn’t take him at (+3500) before the season. Machado is off to a monster start, batting .359/.443/.586 while carrying the Padres’ offense as Fernando Tatis, Jr. remains sidelined due to a preseason wrist injury.

Given the absence of Tatis as well as an injury to ace pitcher Blake Snell, Machado is looking like a potential runaway candidate for the award as long as he keeps hitting. People forget he is only a year removed from finishing third in the 2020 NL MVP voting — his third top-five finish overall.

He’ll need to keep playing at an MVP level as our MLB bet of the day if San Diego is going to make the playoffs in a non-shortened season for the first time since 2006.

Player Prop

+375

Manny Machado: To Win 2022 NL MVP

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NL MVP Contenders 2022

Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals (+650) at Caesars

Arenado is off to a fast start, leading the majors in RBIs as of May 17. That’s helped the Cardinals stay around the top of the NL Central standings, which makes him a candidate to keep an eye on as the calendar moves from spring to summer.

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+650

Nolan Arenado: To Win 2022 NL MVP

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Juan Soto, Washington Nationals (+850) at Caesars

The 2021 NL MVP runner-up is without a doubt one of the best players in MLB, which is why he was the preseason betting favorite. But Soto isn’t off to a great start, and as expected the Nationals are in last place in the NL East. Can he go on another big second-half run like last year?

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+850

Juan Soto: To Win 2022 NL MVP

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Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves (+1300) at Caesars

It’s not necessarily how you start but how you finish in the race for MVP, which is why Acuna has to remain a contender despite multiple early-season injuries.

The defending World Series champions have underachieved without their star outfielder, which means his return is poised to serve as a jumping-off point for both Atlanta and Acuna’s MVP candidacy. Monitor his progress and pounce when Acuna returns.

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+1300

Ronald Acuna Jr.: To Win 2022 NL MVP

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Francisco Lindor, New York Mets (+2000) at Caesars

We believed in Lindor’s candidacy since he was due a bounceback season after his nightmare 2021 campaign, and while he hasn’t broken out just yet, he’s off to a better start for the first-place Mets.

Lindor and/or teammate Pete Alonso are likely to be MVP candidates since someone has to get credit for New York’s success, especially with Jacob deGrom sidelined. If you expect either to go off in the next few months and the Mets run away with the division — which they should probably do anyway — now is the time to cash in on their long odds.

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+2000

Francisco Lindor: To Win 2022 NL MVP

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NL MVP Sleepers 2022

Jazz Chisholm, Miami Marlins (+5000) at BetMGM

Chisholm is the Marlins’ best player, and his meme-worthy moments have created a firestorm online.

Besides producing viral content, Chisholm is also producing with the stick, leading Miami in almost every offensive category as of mid-May while also ranking among NL leaders in RBIs, total bases, slugging percentage, and WAR.

If the Marlins get in the mix for a playoff spot, it’ll be because Chisholm carried them there.

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Jazz Chisholm: To Win 2022 NL MVP

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C.J. Cron, Colorado Rockies (+8000) at BetMGM

Colorado’s in last place in the NL West, and Cron isn’t even the biggest star on his own team with Kris Bryant around.

So why is Cron worth considering? Because he’s off to a great start, ranking second in total bases (79) and tied with Bryce Harper for the NL lead in home runs (9) as of May 17.

The Rockies might be in fifth but are treading water, and if they can get into a playoff race Cron will earn consideration.

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+8000

C.J. Cron: To Win 2022 NL MVP

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Max Scherzer, New York Mets (+10000) at BetMGM

Scherzer’s Mets career is off to an impressive start. He’s tied for second in the NL in wins and sitting among the league leaders in WHIP and strikeouts.

We stated above that deGrom’s lengthy absence could create an opening for Alonso and Lindor, but it’s also opening the door for Scherzer to draw MVP votes. We know that pitchers rarely win the award, but Scherzer’s had three top-10 finishes in the past and has clearly stepped up as New York’s ace with deGrom out.

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Max Scherzer: To Win 2022 NL MVP

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