It seems like a cruel joke that the 2021 MLB season starts on April 1st the way recent history has gone. Opening Day begins with a slate of 15 games. The 2021 season marks the fourth consecutive year that all 30 teams are scheduled to play on Opening Day. If you want to bet any of these top 5 MLB futures bets I recommend these sites:

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Odds to Win 2021 MLB World Series

(BetMGM currently offers the best value for odds)

Dodgers +400

Yankees +600

Padres +900

White Sox +1000

Braves +1000

Mets +1200

Twins +1600

Athletics +1600

Blue Jays +3000

Cardinals +3000

Best World Series Bet: New York Mets +1200

The New York Mets have made plenty of headlines this offseason and bettors are riding the wave. The Mets have jumped from +2500 up to +1200 during this offseason. At BetMGM almost one-third of the money bet this year has been on the Mets.

The Mets are getting plenty of betting love thanks to their aggressive approach to overhauling the team. A league-shaking trade with the Cleveland Indians is the foremost reason the Mets are receiving so many bets to win it all.

The Mets managed to acquire star shortstop Fransisco Lindor and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco without giving up too much. They have a deep bullpen and perhaps the best starting pitcher in baseball to go along with a strong offense. The Mets will be a tough team to face in any playoff series.

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Odds to Win 2021 American League MVP

(Odds from PointsBet0)

Mike Trout +175

Alex Bregman +1000

Jose Abreu +1000

Aaron Judge +1100

Francisco Lindor +2000 

Shohei Ohtani +2000

Anthony Rendon +2000

Matt Chapman +2300

Gleybar Torres +2500

DJ LeMahieu +2500

Gerrit Cole +3000

Best Bet: Aaron Judge +1100

Aaron Judge is one of baseball’s true physical freaks. Judge possess the power to smack dingers all the way to the moon. If Judge can get through a season without injury he should easily be able to take home the AL MVP.

Judge is always a full season played from rewriting the record books. Aaron Judge was robbed of the MVP in 2017 and should have been rightfully given it after the discovery of the Astros sign stealing scandal. Expect Judge to come back with a fury this season.

Odds to Win 2021 National League MVP

(Odds from William Hill)

Juan Soto +850

Marcus Betts +850

Cody Bellinger +850

Fernando Tatis Jr. +900

Ronald Acuña Jr. +1000

Nolan Arenado +1200

Freddie Freeman +1200

Christian Yelich +1500

Corey Seager +1600

Best Bet: Juan Soto +850

There is a lot of value presented by betting the favorite. Soto is due an MVP very soon. Soto had a great 2020 season hitting .351/.490/.695, he led the National League in batting average and leading majors in On Base Percentage, slugging and On Base-Slugging.  Soto can match his 2020 numbers to win the MVP in 2021. 

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2021 Team Odds to Win American League

(Odds from BetMGM)

Yankees +250

White Sox +400

Twins +700

Rays +700

Athletics +800

Blue Jays +1100

Astros +1100

Indians +1600

Angels +2000

Red Sox +2000

Best Bet: Angels +2000

The Angels currently have 3 players in the top 10 MVP odds. Anchored by Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon on offense and Shohei Ohtani on defense the Angels pose a threat to all teams in the American League.

The Angels have also added Jose Quintana and Alex Cobb to deepen the bullpen and to provide some consistency outside of Ohtani. This team can take the next step if they can figure out how to utilize all their potential.

2021 Team Odds to Win National League

(Odds from BetMGM)

Dodgers +200

Padres +400

Braves +500

Mets +600

Reds +1200

Cardinals +2000

Nationals +2000

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Best Bet: Padres +400

But you said “Mets to win the World Series” I know, I know. But remember you can’t put your eggs all in one basket. The Mets represent the best value to win the World Series and have a lot of potential. But they are a paper tiger.

After their first winning season since 2010, earning their first postseason run since 2006, and first playoff win since 1998. The Padres bring proven talent and a team who lost only two free agents.

Here is what the Padres offer. Three MVP candidates in Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr., Wil Myers and two potential Cy Young candidates Dinelson Lamet and Mike Clevinger. Although injuries led to a postseason exit, don’t expect the Padres luck to be so bad again.