Shohei Ohtani is now the favorite to win American League MVP.
The Angels pitcher overtook New York Yankees player Aaron Judge in the FOX Bet odds after his stellar performance on Wednesday night, Fox Sports reports. He pitched 12 strike-outs in six innings and only allowed one run.
Ohtani now sits at +115 while Judge sits at +170. According to NOLA.com, Caesars Sportsbook has also listed Ohtani as the favorite again.
“We had to make a move,” said Eric Biggio, Lead Baseball Trader at Caesars Sportsbook told NOLA.com
“It’s been a combination of Ohtani seemingly not doing anything wrong in the past month and Judge struggling a bit of late. We were sitting on 2/1 for a while on Ohtani and we had a pretty decent flow of Ohtani tickets. Bettor are all the way back on him for sure.”
Ohtani won AL MVP last season. According to CBS Sports, he will become the 14th player to win consecutive MVP awards if he wins again this season.
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