Clayton Kershaw is the odds-on favorite to win the National League MVP award.

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw can match Orel Hershiser’s franchise record for most consecutive wins by beating the Angels today. (Getty Images)

As if you needed another reason to watch Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout in tonight’s Angels-Dodgers game: The two young stars are now the odds-on favorites to win the MVP award in their respective leagues, per online oddsmaker Bovada.

Kershaw is now the 4-to-7 favorite to win the National League MVP, ahead of second-place Giancarlo Stanton (7 to 4) and Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (10 to 1).

Kershaw enters tonight’s game unbeaten in his last 11 starts since June 2, going 10-0 with a 0.94 ERA, five complete games, two shutouts, 104 strikeouts (against only eight walks) and a .165 opponents’ batting average (49-for-297) in that span. A win tonight would give Kershaw the longest winning streak of his career and match Orel Hershiser’s team record run from July 18 to Oct. 2, 1985.

He also leads the Majors in ERA (1.71), wins (13, tied with Madison Bumgarner, Wily Peralta, Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer and Adam Wainwright), strikeout-to-walk ratio (10.00) and WHIP (0.82).

Here’s the complete list of updated odds:

Odds to Win the 2014 AL MVP   

Mike Trout (LAA)                                   2/5
Miguel Cabrera (DET)                            7/1
Jose Abreu (CHW)                                 10/1
Robinson Cano (SEA)                           10/1
Michael Brantley (CLE)                           14/1
Josh Donaldson (OAK)                          20/1
Nelson Cruz (BAL)                                 25/1
Jose Altuve (HOU)                                 25/1
Jose Bautista (TOR)                              33/1
Victor Martinez (DET)                             33/1

Odds to Win the 2014 NL MVP  

Clayton Kershaw (LAD)                          4/7
Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)                         7/4
Yasiel Puig (LAD)                                  10/1 

Odds to Win the 2014 AL Cy Young          

Felix Hernandez (SEA)                           9/4
Chris Sale (CWS)                                   3/1
Max Scherzer (DET)                               6/1
Sonny Gray (OAK)                                 7/1
Corey Kluber (CLE)                                7/1
David Price (TB)                                    12/1
Jon Lester (BOS)                                   12/1
Scott Kazmir (OAK)                               15/1
Yu Darvish (TEX)                                   25/1
Garrett Richards (LAA)                           33/1
Rick Porcello (DET)                               33/1

Odds to Win the 2014 NL Cy Young          

Clayton Kershaw (LAD)                          2/7
Adam Wainwright (STL)                          5/1
Johnny Cueto (CIN)                               5/1
Zack Greinke (LAD)                               25/1
Madison Bumgarner (SF)                       50/1

Who will hit the most HR’s in the 2014 Regular Season? 

Jose Abreu (CHW)                                 4/7
Nelson Cruz (BAL)                                 2/1
Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)                         10/1
Edwin Encarnacion (TOR)                      15/1
Mike Trout (LAA)                                   20/1
David Ortiz (BOS)                                  20/1
Anthony Rizzo (CHC)                             33/1
Jose Bautista (TOR)                              100/1

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email
This entry was posted in JP on the Dodgers and tagged , , by J.P. Hoornstra. Bookmark the permalink.

About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.