2017 World Series MVP Odds

Justin Turner

Kevin Stott

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 2:15 PM GMT

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 2:15 PM GMT

With long-forgotten names like Hideki Irabu, David Eckstein, Mike Lowell and David Freese, the World Series MVP Futures market has provided some really unexpected longshot winners over the last decade and before the first pitch.

Major League Baseball's World Series Beginning Tuesday Night in La la Land, BetOnline Offering Up MVP Odds

The Fall Classic—MLB’s World Series —begins tonight (Tuesday) at Dodger Stadium in scenic Los Angeles (FOX, 8:09 pm ET/5:09 pm PDT) when the AL-champion Houston Astros face the NL-champion Dodgers in Game 1 of their best-of-7 series to determine MLB's new champions in a battle between truly the two best teams in the league who both finished with over 100 Wins in dreamlike seasons. Oddsmakers have made LHP Clayton Kershaw and the host Dodgers -164 Favorites (7u -145, 5Dimes) over the Astros and scheduled starter RHP Dallas Keuchel. Los Angeles is scheduled to send Rich Hill to the mound for Wednesday’s Game 2 from Chavez Ravine. And along with the Props and Series price (LAD -170, HOUSTON +160, 5Dimes) markets in which to dabble, there is also the oft-overlooked World Series MVP Award winner market.

And the World Series MVP winner is more often than not someone really unexpected as this list of the last 11—why 11? Because it's better than 10—winners shows there’s often value to be had if one can find the right guy who gets hot for this 4- to 7-game series and who will get enough Playing Time (and Starts for Starting Pitchers) to potentially garner enough votes.

 

Last 11 World Series MVPs

2016—Ben Zobrist, Chicago Cubs

2015—Salvador Pérez, Kansas City Royals

2014—Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

2013—David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

2012—Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants

2011—David Freese, St. Louis Cardinals

2010—Edgar Renteria, San Francisco Giants

2009—Hideki Matsui, New York Yankees

2008—Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies

2007—Mike Lowell, Boston Red Sox

2006—David Eckstein, St. Louis Cardinals

 2017 MLB World Series MVP Odds 

Clayton Kershaw (LAD) +450 (9/2)

Justin Turner (LAD) 6/1

José Altuve (HOU) 7/1

Chris Taylor (LAD) 8/1

Justin Verlander (HOU) 8/1

Kenley Jansen (LAD) 10/1

Dallas Keuchel (HOU) 10/1

Yasiel Puig (LAD) 12/1

Corey Seager (LAD) 14/1

Yuli Gurriel (HOU) 16/1

Cody Bellinger (LAD) 16/1

Ken Giles (HOU) 20/1

George Springer (HOU) 20/1

Carlos Correa (HOU) 25/1

Logan Forsythe (LAD) 25/1

Austin Barnes (LAD) 33/1

Alex Bregman (HOU) 33/1

Brian McCann (LAD) 33/1

Yu Darvish (LAD) 50/1

Marwin González (HOU) 50/1

Curtis Granderson (LAD) 50/1

Rich Hill (LAD) 50/1

Chad Morton (HOU) 50/1

Josh Reddick (HOU) 50/1

 

In that vein of thinking, players like the Dodgers Chris Taylor (8/1 to win 2017 World Series MVP, BetOnline), Corey Seager (14/1)—added to the Dodgers World Series Roster after missing the NLCS—or Yasiel Puig (12/1) or the Astros George Springer (20/1), Alex Bregman (33/1) or the underrated Marwin González (50/1) might perfectly fit that mold. We'll see soon enough.

 2017 WORLD SERIES MVP PICK: Justin Turner, 6/12017 WORLD SERIES MVP LONGSHOT PICK: Marwin González, 50/1Best Line Offered: at BetOnline
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