With just a few months left in the regular season, the NL Cy Young odds have shifted after Jacob deGrom’s injury and the expectation that he is out until September. This opens up the award for bettors, giving them a chance to grab some value with a market in flux as deGrom was a heavy favorite earlier in the summer.
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.
NL Cy Young Odds Timeline
- August 13th, 2021 – Zach Wheeler odds rise to +175 to win NL Cy Young as the favorite.
- Early August 2021 – Walker Buehler leads at +350, with Zach Wheeler at +380 and Corbin Burnes at +400.
- Mid July 2021 – deGrom will not return until September due to injury, and Zack Wheeler and Walker Buehler odds skyrocket.
- Early July 2021 – Jacob deGrom’s odds rose to -145, and everyone else falls. It’s his award to lose.
- June 2021 – Max Scherzer and Jack Flaherty odds rise, but deGrom still leads.
- May 2021 – Burnes’ odds rose again, this time to +500. deGrom still led.
- April 2021 – As the MLB season started, Corbin Burnes’ odds skyrocketed from +4000 to as high as +1000.
- March 2021 – In spring training, Jacob deGrom led at +500 with Trevor Bauer at +700.
Crazy odds movement for the NL Cy Young after the Degrom injury.
Zack Wheeler is now favored, but race is insanely close.
— Action Rush (@ActionRushBets) August 13, 2021
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 Max Scherzer at +1000, 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.
Zack Wheeler Cy Young Odds Soar in Summer 2021
Phillies ace Zack Wheeler has soared up the odds leaderboard in the summer of 2021, as NL pitchers have been injured or inconsistent. As of mid-August, here are the odds to win NL Cy Young, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
- Zack Wheeler +175
- Walker Buehler +350
- Corbin Burnes +400
- Brandon Woodruff +425
- Kevin Gausman +450
- Max Scherzer +800
- Jacob deGrom +1000
2021 NL Pitching WAR Leaders
Zack Wheeler (6.0)
Wade Miley (5.5)
Brandon Woodruff (5.0)
Walker Buehler (4.9)
All Leaders: https://t.co/lmb8QSp3Dz
— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) August 10, 2021
Opening Odds To Win 2021 NL Cy Young Award
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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.
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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.
Trevor Bauer does sword celebration but Giants broadcasters aren’t sure what it is and call it “weak” pic.twitter.com/60PzRcGQDg
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) May 22, 2021
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.
Bet on the World Series, MLB Futures at DraftKings Sportsbook
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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