The Major League Baseball season is here as Spring Training is off and running. As the teams attempt to narrow their lineups and look forward to a winning season, the baseball handicapper is working on their MLB Future wagers.
Betting on baseball is much different then betting on any other sport. The Major League Baseball season is a true grind because it lasts all summer long and takes place when most people are enjoying a vacation. This can make it very difficult for the fan and the handicapper to keep up with the sport on a daily basis. That is why it is more important than ever to really pin down the future wagering baseball market. There are many types of future wagers that a player can bet on which includes winning their division, the World Series or even the Most Valuable Player award.
Heading into this year the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award may be one of the most intriguing races to watch and wager on. Last season it was Toronto’s Josh Donaldson (+1600) and Bryce Harper (+1600) of the Washington Nationals who were the winners of this prestigious award in their leagues. Mike Trout started the season as the favorite to win the award at (+100) but he fell short as he finished second in AL MVP voting. In the National League it was Andrew McCutchen at (+400) over Giancarlo Stanton (+450), as slight favorites when the season started. Andrew McCutchen who finished fifth in NL MVP voting was a major disappointment, so the premise to remember is that if you can pick who will win the MVP in the preseason or before the season starts you could be in for a big payout.
Last year if you were savvy enough to think that Josh Donaldson or Bryce Harper would win the award and bet on it in the preseason you would have had (+1600) odds which is pretty sweet. The odds are out for the 2016 season and it comes as no surprise that the favorite in the National League is Bryce Harper (+200) to have yet another MVP campaign and go back to back to win this award.
In the American league Mike Trout (+150) is the front runner to win the award after finishing second a season ago and the Blue Jays Josh Donaldson is close behind him at (+400).
If you are looking for underdogs or a long shot to win the award in the National league it will be worth watching Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers who is listed at (+4000) to win the award or Jason Heyward (+3300) of the Chicago Cubs who are a team that is projected to have a good shot at winning the World Series.
In the American League Robinson Cano (+4000) of the Mariners is on the board as well as Jose Bautista (+2500) of the upstart Blue Jays.
The Major League Baseball is going to begin very soon and if you want to find some value, then look for your selection on the MVP and cash in on the season!