And here are the top five betting favorites for MVP and Cy Young in both leagues entering the season (odds via William Hill Sportsbook): © Copyright 2022 MyBookie What’s most interesting about these splits is most of the bets and handle are coming in on players with longer odds. The top 2 players in terms of AL MVP odds are Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout (200) and Houston Astros 3B Alex Bregman (1000). Neither player is on the betting splits we got for March 1. Most of the money line explained for Indian players is going toward White Sox in Luis Robert and Tim Anderson, and New York Yankees 2B DJ LeMahieu among others. The other thing that stands out is not one player is separated by more than 2 percent in terms of bets. The public views this as a wide open race heading into the season. As long as Ohtani was being juxtaposed with Trout, it was going to be very difficult to craft a convincing MVP narrative. 8220;But, but, but, he led his team to a fifth-place finish in the AL West with the help of the best player in baseball history!8221; The World Series MVP betting market is as fascinating as it is fluid. © Copyright 2022 MyBookie Blum said the SuperBook is facing a "low five-figure" liability on Ohtani winning the MVP, primarily because of some early interest from sharp bettors who grabbed him early at 30-1. Blum added that he wouldn't change anything to the way he booked the AL MVP market, though. Gabe Kapler, Giants: The Giants last won the World Series in 2014 and hadn't reached the postseason since 2016, which was also the last time they had a winning record. But in Kapler's second season, the Giants won 107 games, the most of any team in baseball. The turnaround came with the resurgence of veterans like Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt, who were critical parts of the Giants' World Series stretch earlier in the 2010s, and breakout performances from starters like Kevin Gausman, Logan Webb, Anthony DeSclafani and Alex Wood.