It’s hard to argue with the odds and right now, it looks like Jacob deGrom will win the Cy Young award when announced tomorrow.
According to sports betting research and intelligence site, US-Bookies, the Mets righthander has 1-7 odds to win his first Cy Young award after his historic season.
His competition is Max Scherzer, who won the award last year, with 3-1 odds and the Phillies Aaron Nola at 8-1 odds.
Most of deGrom’s stats should make him the clear favorite with a league leading 1.70 ERA, giving up only 41 earned runs in 217 innings. Because the Mets couldn’t score runs for him, he was hampered with just a 10-9 record, which is why h candidacy has any question.
But these odds proved to be pretty accurate, as the sports betting intelligence site, accurately predicted yesterday’s Rookies of the Years with Ronald Acuña Jr (1-2) and Shohei Ohtani (4-6) taking home the winners, even though some Yankees fans objected with the candidacy of Miguel Andujar.
In the other awards, Blake Snell is ahead of Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander (3-1) and Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians (5-1) for the American League Cy Young Award, while Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox (1-4) and Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich (1-2), are expected to win the AL and NL MVPs, respectively.
Oakland Athletics’ Bob Melvin (3-1) and Atlanta Braves’ Brian Snitker (2-1) are current favorites for Manager of the Year in the AL and NL, respectively.
The winner of the Cy Young Awards will be presented tomorrow.