The Major League Baseball season is approaching its final summer stretch as August arrives. Thankfully, there’s still plenty of time for new bettors in the Mountain State to take advantage of the MLB promo at BetMGM Sportsbook WV.
New customers receive $200 in free bets after simply placing a $10 bet on an MLB game. Regardless of how your qualifying bet turns out, BetMGM credits your account with the $200 bonus.
Once new players acquire their free bets, they can turn to a variety of enticing MLB markets. As July ends, several division races are tighter than ever. There are lots of interesting odds available for all of the major player awards as well.
Let’s break down the details of BetMGM’s latest deal and examine some of the odds posted in the state.
West Virginia’s BetMGM MLB promo
As always, BetMGM is one of the better operators among WV sportsbooks, constantly delivering different promotions to utilize. For all those located in the Mountain State who don’t already gamble with BetMGM, it’s providing a can’t-miss deal.
When new customers sign up for the online sportsbook, they can get $200 in bonus funds following a $10 bet. To qualify, new BetMGM users just need to put $10 on any MLB team’s moneyline odds.
The outcome of your bet doesn’t matter in regard to obtaining the bonus money. BetMGM sends the $200 in free bets directly to your account as soon as your original bet settles. These come in the form of four separate $50 free bets.
This is beneficial for players, as you’re able to spread the bonus funds out, rather than needing to put the entire $200 on just one market. With four $50 free bets, you’re much more likely to win some of your bets and secure that money as withdrawable cash.
Your initial bet with BetMGM does act as a normal bet and gets paid out as such. If your $10 bet is successful with odds of +100, you’ll see that $20 in total in your account along with the bonus.
It appears this BetMGM promo is available for the foreseeable future. It should also be noted that if you claim this offer, you won’t be eligible for any other welcome bonuses from the operator.
American League MVP odds at WV sportsbooks
As the MLB calendar turns to August, some of the battles for individual player awards are becoming clearer. One of the more intriguing races is for the MVP award in the American League.
According to WV sportsbooks, this category is coming down to two players. Currently, BetMGM shows the Yankees’ Aaron Judge as the slightest favorite (-105) ahead of the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (+110).
The only other contender even in the conversation according to the odds is the Astros’ Yordan Alvarez, at +1300.
While Ohtani entered the season with the top odds after winning the award last season, his play through four months moved him up significantly. The Angels’ two-way star began the year around +350.
It appeared as if Judge might run away with the MVP honors, but he’s come back down to earth. Still, the Yanks’ leader owns the most homers in MLB this season with 39, with his pace on course for around 60.
Even though Ohtani excels at both hitting and pitching, a 60-homer campaign from Judge will likely wrap up the MVP.
Judge isn’t a slouch in other areas either. He’s playing a solid center field this year while totaling 83 RBI and an OPS at 1.028 at the moment.
Ohtani features quality hitting numbers once again, but not quite at the level he was a year ago. He’s popped out 21 long balls, posting an OPS at .835. That being said, his pitching statistics look even better than last season.
Judge’s massive advantage in this market is that his team is playoff bound. New York holds a strong lead in the AL East, whereas the Angels find themselves 15 games below .500.
It’s usually rare for the MVP to come from a side that doesn’t compete for a postseason spot.
Betting on the AL Cy Young
The Cy Young Award in the AL is just as interesting. Naturally, Ohtani’s performance to this point puts him in the conversation. Right now, BetMGM lists him fourth, with odds of +1000.
The current leader at the online sportsbook is Tampa Bay ace Shane McClanahan. The 25-year-old is the MLB leader in ERA at 1.76. BetMGM shows his current odds at +155, only slightly ahead of Houston’s Justin Verlander.
The veteran is having a resurgent year, as he leads the league in wins with 13 and is ranked third in ERA (1.86). Bettors can take the big righty with odds of +250.
Chicago’s Dylan Cease (+800) is the only other pitcher truly vying for the Cy Young at this point. The White Sox hurler is having a breakout season in his fourth year with the team.
His earned run average in 2022 is nearly half of last season’s average. His strikeout rate is also up, sitting right behind Ohtani’s efficiency at 12.5 punchouts for every nine innings.
This category’s leader to start the season, Gerrit Cole, is at +1500. Toronto’s Alek Manoah isn’t far behind either, with odds of +1600.