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Who is favored to win World Series MVP after Game 2?

We go over who has the edge in the WS MVP race after the Astros evened the series on Wednesday night.

Eddie Rosario #8 of the Atlanta Braves hits a double against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning in Game One of the World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 26, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves stole home advantage in Game 1 on Tuesday night as they defeated the Houston Astros 6-2 at Minute Maid Park. The Braves jumped out on the Astros early with a solo home run from Jorge Soler. From there, they would score four more runs in the next two innings. Adam Duvall hit a two-run home run in the third inning to put the Braves up 5-0.

The Astros will look try to even up the series in Game 2 on Wednesday night. But before we get to first pitch, it’s a good time to take a look at the MVP odds after Game 1, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

World Series MVP odds after Game 2

The World Series got even on Wednesday night when the Astros took down the Braves 7-2 heading to Atlanta for Game 3 on Friday. The odds to win WS MVP took a big turn in the direction of the Astros. This pretty wide mood swing for the odds is going to give us a ton of value on the Braves heading into three games in ATL. Let’s take a look at the updated odds on DKSB after Game 2.

Brantley and Altuve are now the favorites after Rosario and Freeman were in those spots a day ago. Altuve deserves to be up there after hitting another playoff HR on Wednesday. The rest of the names should be wide open. Yordan Alvarez at 11/1 feels like a great play if he has a monster game, likewise for Tucker (both players have the power). Freeman and Rosario are down to 11/1 and 14/1, respectively. There’s still a lot of value on Duvall (16/1), Albies (16/1), Soler (16/1) and Riley (17/1).

World Series MVP odds after Game 1

After Game 1 on Tuesday night, we see Eddie Rosario (+800) and Freddie Freeman (+800) are the favorites to win the MVP. Rosario, who won the NLCS MVP last week, went 2-for-5 at the plate with a run scored. As for Freeman, he went 1-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and a walk. If the Braves are to win the World Series, it will fall on those two players’ shoulders.

Outside of Rosario and Freeman, we did see some movement with Albies, who came into the World Series with long shot odds to win MVP at +1800. He has now moved up to +1100 after his Game 1 performance.

When it comes to the Astros, Michael Brantley went from +1800 to +1000 for his MVP odds. It seems as if he was one of the few Astros players, who had success in Game 1, going for 3-for-5 at the plate. Along with Brantley, I’d say that Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker, and Carlos Correa still have value for MVP odds. The trio of Correa, Alex Bregman, and Jose Altuve went an unflattering 0-for-12 with six strikeouts. If Houston wants to steal Game 2 and win the series, they’ll need someone from their big three to step up.

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