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NL MVP Odds: Ronald Acuna Jr. Takes Over on Top at FanDuel Sportsbook

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Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. has solidified himself as the favorite in the odds to win NL MVP.
Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. has solidified himself as the favorite in the odds to win NL MVP. / Todd Kirkland/Getty Images
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Entering the 2021 MLB season, there were four players with nearly identical National League MVP odds. But closing out the opening month of the season, and Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (+300) has become the clear favorite in the NL MVP odds at FanDuel Sportsbook. He's followed by Juan Soto (+900), Mookie Betts (+900) and Fernando Tatis Jr. (+1000) in the early award race.

Acuna is off to a sizzling start. He's batting .394 and is tied for the league lead in home runs (7) while racking up 16 RBIs and an NL-best 21 runs scored.

The biggest mover in the NL MVP odds is the NL Cy Young favorite Jacob deGrom. He went from +10000 in the offseason to +5000 to start the season and now +1500. He touts a 2-1 record with a majors-best 0.31 ERA and NL-best 50 strikeouts. The most recent pitchers to win MVP were Clayton Kershaw (2014) of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Justin Verlander (2011) of the Detroit Tigers.

Here's a look at the updated NL MVP odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

NL MVP Odds 2021

1. Ronald Acuna Jr. (+300)

2. Juan Soto (+900)

3. Mookie Betts (+900)

4. Fernando Tatis Jr. (+1000)

5. Jacob deGrom (+1500)

6. Corey Seager (+1600)

7. Freddie Freeman (+1600)

8. Bryce Harper (+2100)

9. Francisco Lindor (+2100)

10. Cody Bellinger (+2500)

11. Manny Machado (+2500)

12. Nolan Arenado (+2500)

13. Christian Yelich (+3000)

14. Justin Turner (+3000)

15. J.T. Realmuto (+4000)


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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