The National League has a plethora of top-tier pitchers, and it makes in-season wagering on the NL Cy Young a terrific betting market. Will Jacob deGrom keep up his torrid pace? Can Trevor Bauer slide in as a top-tier candidate again? Time will tell, as it is a long season.

Let’s take a deeper look at the NL Cy Young betting market, including the current odds, opening odds, and we will update news as the betting market changes throughout the season.


Current Odds To Win NL Cy Young

Here is a look a the current odds to win the 2021 NL Cy Young award, with the best prices from all your favorite legal sportsbooks. Remember, betting futures is fun but it is key to get the best prices available. For example, if you like Trevor Bauer at +1500, but you can get +1700 odds on him at another sportsbook, you would want to take that wager for higher payouts. Let’s take a look at the best prices.

For full odds of NL Cy Young candidates and contenders, check DraftKings Sportsbook.



Opening Odds To Win 2021 NL Cy Young Award

Player Odds to Win Cy Young
Jacob deGrom +500
Trevor Bauer +700
Max Scherzer +850
Walker Buehler +1000
Yu Darvish +1000
Aaron Nola +1200
Blake Snell +1200
Jack Flaherty +1300
Luis Castillo +1500
Max Fried +1700

While the best pitchers in baseball may be in the American League, the National League has a deeper selection of dominant pitchers. Last year’s Cy Young winner was Trevor Bauer, who is now with the Dodgers. For this year’s award, it will certainly be a race to the finish between some of the best arms baseball has to offer. Jacob deGrom leads at +500 for the Mets, but is closely followed by Bauer and perennial candidate Max Scherzer. In the top 10, nearly half of the list is represented by Padres or Dodgers, so it seems likely one of those two will have a representative as the winner.

Last season, Bauer ran away with the Cy Young award, has he finished with two complete game shutouts in 11 starts, a 1.73 ERA, and 100 strikeouts in 73 innings of work. Most impressively, Bauer held opposing hitters to a .159 batting average and walked just 17 batters. For this season, Jacob deGrom will have a better defense behind him along with a stronger lineup that may allow for him to finally put some wins together. deGrom is the favorite at +500, but it is hard to count Bauer out after last year’s campaign. One pitcher worth thinking about is Walker Buehler, who has some of the best stuff in baseball and is set to pitch for the best team in the MLB.


Corbin Burnes NL Cy Young Odds rise as June begins

One of the pleasant surprises of the 2021 season so far is just how dominant Brewers’ starting pitcher Corbin Burnes has been. Of course, we know about Jacob deGrom’s dominance, and the usual suspects in Max Scherzer, Trevor Bauer, and the Dodgers’ trio in Buehler, Kershaw, and Trevor Bauer. Seeing pitchers like Burnes burst onto the scene makes the betting market far more fun, as there are more options to wager on. Here is a look at the odds as of early June.

Player Odds to Win NL Cy Young
Jacob deGrom -143
Corbin Burnes +450
Brandon Woodruff +1300
Yu Darvish +1500
Jack Flaherty +1500
Max Scherzer +1800
Trevor Bauer +1900
Aaron Nola +2000
Walker Buehler +2200
Clayton Kershaw +2500

When it comes to betting on the NL Cy Young award, the obvious favorite is deGrom with his dominant stats despite the lack of run support. If you are betting the field though, there are a few pitchers with plenty of value.

Trevor Bauer at +1900 is far too steep, as he leads the NL in strikeouts, has an ERA just over two, and a ridiculous WHIP of just 0.82. While deGrom is the clear favorite, Bauer’s dominance cannot be understated and he is most likely to keep up his pace compared to others ahead of him as far as the odds are concerned. Plus, Bauer is a lot of fun to watch.

At +1900 on DraftKings, he is a value wager as the summer begins as you are likely to get closing line value on his odds.


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There is nothing like betting on MLB futures, as a sign of better weather and a summer of baseball is around the corner. It’s not just wagering on the NL Cy Young though, as DraftKings Sportsbook has a plethora of futures markets ready for your enjoyment and possible winnings. Many baseball bettors love to attack the futures market as they believe in exploiting the win totals, opening odds being soft, and more. Here’s a look at some of the futures markets available at DraftKings Sportsbook as the MLB season is set to begin.



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