Cy Young Odds For 2024 MLB Season

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MLB Cy Young Odds

Baseball season has arrived, and sportsbooks have betting markets up for the Boys of Summer. Cy Young odds are live. Tarik Skubal (+300) and Corbin Burnes (+400) are at the top of the AL Cy Young odds board. NL Cy Young odds have Zack Wheeler (+350) and Tyler Glasnow (+475) as the favorites. Betting information on all of these pitchers is available below.

Cy Young odds

MLB Cy Young odds for the 2024 season have been posted by sportsbooks. Check out AL and NL odds below.

Tarik Skubal AL Cy Young odds (+300)

Besides being among the early AL leaders in wins (4) and ERA (1.72), Tarik Skubal ranks in the top 20 among all MLB pitchers in strikeouts. The Detroit Tigers lefty had +1300 AL Cy Young odds prior to the start of spring training. Now in his fifth year, the 2023 season marked the first time Skubal finished with a winning record (7-3, 2.80 ERA).

Corbin Burnes AL Cy Young odds (+400)

The former NL Cy Young winner is now the ace of the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff. Some books have Burnes listed with a Cy Young price in the +320 to +350 range. He ranks among the top-20 pitchers in wins (3), Ks (41), and WHIP (0.92). The O’s are counting on Burnes to be a major contributor in the pursuit of a second straight AL East crown.

Cole Ragans AL Cy Young odds (+1100)

The Kansas City Royals lefty is catching some early attention as a result of being among the MLB strikeout leaders. This is only Cole Ragans fourth MLB season, and second in KC. The Royals, at least for now, are among the top AL Central teams. Ragans opened the season with +2300 AL Cy Young odds, good enough for the top 10.

Zack Wheeler NL Cy Young odds (+350)

Wheeler just inked a lucrative $126 million extension after posting 39 victories, a 3.08 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP over his first three non-COVID-shortened Phillies seasons. The veteran right-hander didn’t pick up his first W of the current season until April 20, but the Phillies scored a total of six runs in the previous four starts. Wheeler has never won more than 14 games, but the talent and bats could be there to propel him to a career-best season.

Tyler Glasnow NL Cy Young odds (+475)

Glasnow is in his first season of wearing Dodger blue, and is stepping up as the early leader on an extrmely deep and talented pitching staff. The veteran right-hander’s solid start includes leading all MLB pitchers in wins (5) and strikeouts (53). Having one of the best lineups in baseball supporting him, Glasnow will be a name worth monitoring throughout the season.

Freddy Peralta NL Cy Young odds (+850)

With Burnes now playing for Baltimore, right-handed Freddy Peralta is the new ace of the Brew Crew pitching staff. Peralta is coming off one of his best seasons in Milwaukee in which he set career highs for starts (30), wins (12), and Ks (210). If the Brewers are going to contend for another NL Central crown, they’ll need another strong season from Peralta.

AL Cy Young odds

Here are how AL Cy Young odds are changing throughout the course of the season.

PlayerAL Cy Young Odds February 29AL Cy Young Odds March 28 (Opening Day)AL Cy Young Odds May 2
Gerrit Cole+590 +2500+10000 (injured)
Kevin Gausman+700+800+4000
Corbin Burnes+1000+750 +400
Framber Valdez+1000+800+4500
Pablo Lopez+1200+1000+1200
Tarik Skubal+1300+1000+300
Luis Castillo +1500+1300+1800
George Kirby+1500+1200+2500
Grayson Rodriguez +1600+1800+2000
Cole Ragans +2300+1200+1100
Logan Gilbert+2500+2500+1200
Dylan Cease +2500— (traded to Padres)
Shane Bieber +3500+3000— (injured)
Joe Ryan +3500+4000+2200
Zach Eflin +4000+3000+6000
Justin Verlander +4500+5000+5000
Carlos Rodon+4500+3300+3500
Gavin Williams+5000+5000+9500
Kyle Bradish+5500+5500+7500
Jose Berrios +6500+5500+2000
Nestor Cortes +7000+7000+8000
Christian Javier+7500+4500+6000
Nathan Eovaldi +7500+4000+5500
Tanner Bibee+8000+8000+8000
Marcus Stroman+8000+8000+7000
Lucas Giolito+8000— (injured)
Chris Bassitt+8000+8000+17500
Mason Miller+10000+10000+9500
Triston McKenzie +10000+8000+8000
Nick Pivetta+10000+10000+7500
Yusei Kikuchi+10000+9000+8000
Kenta Maeda +10000+10000+10000
Seth Lugo +10000+12500+4000
Hunter Brown +10000+10000+8000
Reid Detmers +12500+12500+2200
Bailey Ober +15000+7500+8000
Aaron Civale +15000+15000+9000
Matt Brash+15000+15000+15000
Jon Gray +15000+15000+15000
Paul Blackburn +15000+15000+7500
Patrick Sandoval +15000+15000+15000
Josh Hader +15000+15000+15000
Brady Singer +15000+15000+7000
Reese Olson+15000+15000+15000
Yariel Rodriguez +15000+15000+15000
Max Scherzer+15000+15000+15000
Brayan Bello +15000+15000+15000
Ryan Pepiot+15000+10000+10000
Griffin Canning+15000+15000+15000
Bryce Miller +15000+7000+2500
Shane Baz +15000+15000+15000

NL Cy Young odds

Here are how NL Cy Young odds are changing throughout the course of the season.

PlayerNL Cy Young Odds February 29NL Cy Young Odds March 28 (Opening Day)NL Cy Young Odds May 2
Spencer Strider+600+400— (injured)
Zach Wheeler+1000+850+350
Logan Webb+1200+1200+1500
Yoshinobu Yamamoto+1200+1400+2500
Zac Gallen +1200+1600+1800
Max Fried +1700+1200+4000
Tyler Glasnow+1750+1600+475
Justin Steele+2000+1800+6500
Blake Snell— (unsigned)+1800+7500
Aaron Nola+2500+2000+2500
Freddy Peralta+2800+850+850
Dylan Cease — (traded)+2200+1100
Bobby Miller+3000+2500+6500
Jesus Luzardo+3300+3000+6000
Kodai Senga+3300+3300+5500
Sonny Gray +3500+3500+1600
Mitch Keller+3500+3500+6000
Hunter Greene+4000+4000+5500
Shota Imanaga+4000+3300+1000
Eury Perez +5000+4000— (injured)
Joe Musgrove+5000+5000+7500
Jordan Montgomery — (unsigned)+6000+7000
Eduardo Rodriguez +5000+7500+9000
Merrill Kelly+5000+5000+7500
Walker Buehler +5000+5500+7000
Yu Darvish+5000+4500+7500
Braxton Garrett +6000+6000+12500
Chris Sale +6000+3300+3500
Nick Lodolo +8000+8000+6000
Charlie Morton+8000+8000+9000
Michael King+10000+10000+10000
Edward Cabrera +10000+12500+12500
Trevor Rodgers +10000+10000+10000
Jameson Taillon +10000+10000+10000
Brandon Pfaadt+10000+10000+8000
Alex Cobb+12500+12500+12500
Frankie Montas +12500+12500+12500
Andrew Abbott +15000+15000+10000
Josiah Gray +15000+6000+9000
Ranger Suarez+15000+15000+1000
Jose Quintana +15000+15000+15000
Graham Ashcraft+15000+15000+15000
James Paxton+15000+15000+15000
Max Meyer +15000+15000+15000
Jordan Hicks +15000+10000+3500
Christopher Sanchez +15000+15000+15000
Steven Matz +15000+15000+10000
Taijuan Walker +15000+15000+15000
Kyle Harrison+15000+15000+15000
MacKenzie Gore +15000+15000+6000
Emmet Sheehan +15000+15000+15000
Miles Mikolas+15000+15000+15000
Luis Severino +15000+15000+7000

Cy Young odds history

Here is a look at Cy Young odds history.

YearAL WinnerOddsNL WinnerOdds
2023Gerrit Cole (NYY)+650Blake Snell (SD)+3500
2022Justin Verlander (HOU)+1600Sandy Alcantara (MIA)+1600
2021Robbie Ray (TOR)+20000Corbin Burnes (MIL)+4000
2020Shane Bieber (CLE)+1200Trevor Bauer (CIN)+2000
2019Justin Verlander (HOU)+1500Jacob deGrom (NYM)+350
2018Blake Snell (TB)+10000Jacob deGrom (NYM)+2500
2017Corey Kluber (CLE)+4000Max Scherzer (WAS)+350
2016Rick Porcello (BOS)+20000Max Scherzer (WAS)+10000
2015Dallas Keuchel (HOU)+15000Jake Arrieta (CHC)+4000
2014Corey Kluber (CLE)N/AClayton Kershaw (LAD)+500
2013Max Scherzer (DET)+2000Clayton Kershaw (LAD)+600
2012David Price (TB)+700R.A. Dickey (NYM)N/A
2011Justin Verlander (DET)+1000Clayton Kershaw (LAD)+1500
2010Felix Hernandez (SEA)+500Roy Halladay (PHI)+250

Best Cy Young betting site(s)

The best MLB betting sites are available to bet on below.

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook is one of the top sports betting apps to find current prices for the Cy Young Award. You’ll find the AL and NL Cy Young odds under the “Awards” tab on the MLB page. Plus, the welcome offer of up to $1,200 is one of the strongest currently available.

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook is another one of our top choices for MLB bettors. Besides the weekly Dinger Tuesday promo, the app is extremely user-friendly, with an extensive MLB betting menu easily accessible for both mobile and desktop users. The current new user offer of Claim $150 can be broken up in several ways, including for betting on which National League pitcher will win this year’s Cy Young Award.

Bet365 Sportsbook

Bet365 Sportsbook continues to step up to the MLB betting plate by expanding into new US markets. The current odds for the MLB regular season awards, Cy Young included, can be found under the “Futures” tab, followed by “Regular Season Awards.” Bet365 also takes a slightly different approach with its welcome offer of up to a $1,000 bonus that lets new customers choose between two different promos using the promo code THELINESVA.

BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM Sportsbook is another one of the big players in the MLB betting game, especially for bettors looking to price shop for the best current Cy Young prices. The Grand Slam Jackpot is one of the newer baseball promos BetMGM now offers. Additionally, the current up to $1,500 welcome offer using THELINES promo code is one of the more generous deals available to first-time customers.

How to bet on the Cy Young

Placing an MLB futures bet on the AL or NL Cy Young award is all about mixing risk with reward. Your bet of choice will need to stay healthy and approach both 30 starts and 200 innings in a normal 162-game season. This is made more complicated by needing to target pitchers likely to rack up more than 200 strikeouts.

Preseason odds are assigned based on past pitcher and team success, and they’ll be regularly updated throughout the season based on current performance, as well as the public’s betting action. The favorites, as seen above, generally are the aces of teams expected to get to the MLB Playoffs. Getting top value means bettors need to correctly predict who’ll be the best pitcher on the team that will best exceed their expectations.

As mentioned earlier, many teams are stocked with two or even three “aces” in their starting five. This means that come voting season these pitchers will be sharing, or splitting, votes among themselves. It’s wise to target the more proven commodities on these teams, as they’re viewed as the de facto No. 1 option by those who aren’t true fans of the team.

The odds are best before the season, and they’ll become less and less profitable as the favorites emerge mid-way through the season. Bieber, who won last season’s AL Cy Young Award, opened with +330 odds at FanDuel for this season. This would return a profit of $330 on a $100 bet if he were to go back-to-back.

Where can I bet on the Cy Young Award?

An extensive list of MLB futures odds, including AL and NL Cy Young, are available at all legal and regulated US sportsbooks, such as DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and BetRivers.

To access these odds, head to the primary MLB/Baseball tab at your online book of choice. From there, select Futures from a drop-down menu and proceed to Player Futures or Awards. The American and National League Cy Young contenders will be displayed on separate lists or charts. The betting options will include all pitchers (starters and relievers) the books view as viable Cy Young candidates. Emerging contenders will be added throughout the year and injured or struggling pitchers may be dropped from the options.

Two new states will offer this futures market for fans looking to bet on this award next season. Kentucky betting apps will launch in September 2023, and North Carolina betting apps will launch in early 2024.

How the Cy Young Award is decided

As discussed above, players from the same team often need to split votes. This is because the Cy Young voters from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America are chosen from each MLB city. The local BBWAA chapter chairman of each city recommends two beat writers from daily newspapers, magazines or select websites. Writers from National League cities then vote for the NL Cy Young award and writers from American League cities vote for the AL Cy Young award.

Each writer is able to submit a ballot of five players for the Cy Young award. These ballots must be submitted prior to the start of the postseason and votes are then tallied based on a points system. A first-place vote is worth 7 points. Second-place is 4 points, third is 3 points, fourth is 2 points and a fifth-place vote is worth a single point.

Unlike with the MVP awards being open to the writer/voter’s interpretation of what Most Valuable Player may mean, the Cy Young simply goes to the best pitcher from either league. To be regarded as a top contender, pitchers must remain relatively healthy all season, and reach the desired statistical milestones of each voter.

The most hotly-debated issue when it comes to who’s worth a vote is “pitcher wins”. Some writers will discredit a hurler for finishing with a win-loss record below .500, or at least below another comparable pitcher. Others base their vote(s) purely on more individual pitcher statistics such as ERA, xFIP, and strikeout and walk rates.