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Breaking down NL Cy Young betting splits early in Spring Training

We take a look at how the public is betting on the National League Cy Young market on DraftKings Sportsbook.

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MLB’s 2021 season is right around the corner, and the race for this year’s National League Cy Young Award could be a close won. Several clear-cut frontrunners seem certain to remain contenders throughout the upcoming campaign, and one candidate stands out from the rest DraftKings Sportsbook. Here’s who baseball fans are putting their money on.

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (+425) is the odds-on favorite. deGrom was dethroned by Trevor Bauer (+700) last year after winning in 2018 and 2019, but leads the field with 32% of the handle and 21% of the total bets. The 32-year-old New York Mets star has been successful in recent years and could very well be named the best pitcher in the NL for the third time in four years.

Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks (+6600) is a long-shot that’s making waves. He commands 20% of the handle and 16% of the total bets. Hendricks ranked third in NL Cy Young Award votes in 2016, when he led MLB in ERA. The 26-year-old will have to take a big step forward in 2021 to contend with deGrom and others.

Walker Buehler (+1000) has the fourth-best odds and commands 12% of the handle with 14% of the total bets. The young Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher is surrounded by talent, and competing with Bauer and Clayton Kershaw (+2000) could hurt his chances. We’ll have to wait and see how being part of the best rotation in baseball will affect Buehler.

NL Cy Young Betting Splits — March 1

Handle Rank Team Odds % of Handle % of Bets
Handle Rank Team Odds % of Handle % of Bets
1 Jacob deGrom +425 32% 21%
2 Kyle Hendricks +6600 20% 16%
3 Walker Buehler +1000 13% 14%
4 Jack Flaherty +1500 5% 8%
5 Zac Gallen +5000 5% 3%
6 Corbin Burnes +4000 2% 2%
7 Brandon Woodruff +2200 2% 2%
8 Trevor Bauer +700 2% 7%
9 Clayton Kershaw +2000 2% 2%
10 Max Fried +1700 2% 1%

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