NL MVP Race 2022: Odds Highlight Paul Goldschmidt as Favorite Over Mookie Betts and Manny Machado

NL MVP Race 2022: Odds Highlight Paul Goldschmidt as Favorite Over Mookie Betts and Manny Machado


The NL MVP race was considered completely wide open heading into Opening Day. Juan Soto was a pretty sizable favorite in the MLB odds from FanDuel Sportsbook, but at +380 he was still already considered a long shot.

Of course, it's a long season, and things change quickly in the world of baseball. That's reflected in the betting markets too.

NL MVP Favorites 2022

The current favorite in the 2022 NL MVP race is Paul Goldschmidt, with +220 odds. Mookie Betts isn't far behind at +360, and Manny Machado (+500) and Pete Alonso (+800) are the only other players with odds better than +1000. As for Soto? He's fallen to +5000, which has him tied for 11th.

Here's a look at how the favori5tes' odds stack up among the rest of the NL.

NL MVP Odds 2022

1. Paul Goldschmidt (+220)

2. Mookie Betts (+360)

3. Manny Machado (+500)

4. Pete Alonso (+800)

5. Bryce Harper (+1000)

6. Ronald Acuna Jr. (+2000)

7. Nolan Arenado (+3500)

8. Francisco Lindor (+3500)

9. Freddie Freeman (+4000)

10. Trea Turner (+4000)

11. Austin Riley (+5000)

12. Juan Soto (+5000)

13. C.J. Cron (+6000)

14. Willy Adames (+11000)

15. Matt Olson (+11000)

16. Jazz Chisholm (+11000)

17. Christian Yelich (+13000)

18. Rhys Hoskins (+13000)

19. Corbin Burnes (+13000)

20. Kyle Schwarber (+15000)

21. Nick Castellanos (+15000)

22. Zack Wheeler (+18000)

23. Marcell Ozuna (+18000)

24. Brandon Crawford (+18000)

25. Tommy Edman (+18000)

Paul Goldschmidt NL MVP Odds

Paul Goldschmidt is the favorite to win the NL MVP award in 2022, with +220 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Goldschmidt ranks top three in the NL in home runs (16), runs (47) and RBI (56) while sitting tied for first in WAR (3.6). Those +220 odds give him an implied probability of 31.3% to take home his first NL MVP award.

Mookie Betts NL MVP Odds

Mookie Betts' last MVP award came when he was playing in the AL, but he is sitting second in the odds to win NL MVP in 2022. At +360 on FanDuel Sportsbook, he boasts an implied probability of 21.7% to join Frank Robinson as only the second player in major league history to win both AL MVP and NL MVP.

Manny Machado NL MVP Odds

Another player looking to win his first MVP, Manny Machado ranks third in the odds at +500 (16.7% implied probability).

Pete Alonso NL MVP Odds

The current National League home run leader (18), Pete Alonso ranks fourth in the NL MVP odds at +800. That gives the Mets slugger an implied probability of 11.1% to win the award in 2022.

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