NL MVP Odds: Recent Longshot Bryce Harper Surges Sharply at FanDuel Sportsbook

Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper is making a push for NL MVP.
Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper is making a push for NL MVP. / Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Futures odds can have dramatic changes, and injuries are always a risk when betting on players to win season awards. That's the case with New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, who topped both the MVP odds and Cy Young charts a month ago before being sidelined.

Similarly, current NL MVP favorite Fernando Tatis Jr. (-110) has missed 11 straight games with a dislocated shoulder. The young San Diego Padres standout is expected to return this weekend and potentially play in the outfield for the rest of the year to avoid another shoulder-related injury.

That's opened the door for Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper to make an incredible surge in the MVP odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Harper is now +240 to win NL MVP after sitting at +5000 in early July and +900 last week.

Harper is hitting .298 with 21 HRs while his .981 OPS and .568 SLG are top three in the National League. His performances and stats are sizzling since the All-Star break, as he's helped lead the Phillies to first place in the NL East.

Here are the current National League MVP odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

2021 NL MVP Odds

1. Fernando Tatis Jr. (-110)

2. Bryce Harper (+240)

3. Max Muncy (+550)

4. Tre Turner (+1000)

5. Freddie Freeman (+1200)

6. Joe Votto (+5500)

7. Juan Soto (+8000)

8. Manny Machado (+8000)

9. Nick Castellanos (+8000)

10. Buster Posey (+8000)

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