Baseball provides bettors with a number of different ways to bet over the course of the season.
Instead of getting into the MLB betting lines, it may be worth taking a look at some futures bets, which have already changed quite a bit in the young season.
Here’s a look at the updated MLB odds for this year’s National League Cy Young.
National League Cy Young Odds
Corbin Burnes – Brewers (+325)
Last Week: Burnes (1-2) was touched up for four runs and seven hits over six innings in his May 18 home start, earning a no-decision as the Brewers rallied to defeat the Atlanta Braves 7-6. The reigning Cy Young winner struck out five and walked none. In eight starts, the right-hander sports a 2.26 ERA with a 0.83 WHIP.
This week: Burnes is scheduled to start Tuesday, May 24, in San Diego as the Brewers face the Padres in the second of a 10-game road trip. The 27-year-old will then likely face the Cardinals in the finale of a four-game series at Busch Stadium. The Brewers wrap up the road trip with three games at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.
Carlos Rodon – Giants (+600)
Last week:Rodon suffered a tough loss Saturday, dropping a 2-1 decision to the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park. Rodon posted a quality start, working six innings, giving up the two earned runs on five hits. He struck out six and walked four. The outing was encouraging following the May 15 shellacking he endured at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals.
This week: Rodon has now lost three of his last four starts, but the debacle in St. Louis is the only outing in which he has given up more than two earned runs. The veteran’s next start is slated for this Friday as the Giants open a 10-game road trip squaring off against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Pablo Lopez – Marlins (+900)
Last week: Lopez (4-1) is enjoying a breakout season with the Miami Marlins and is deservedly in the Cy Young conversation at the quarter pole. The right-hander’s May 18 home start against the Washington Nationals, however, was his shortest of the season as he surrendered three runs on four hits over just three innings of work. Despite the abbreviated outing, Lopez still owns a sparkling 1.57 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP in eight starts.
This week: With an off-day Monday, Lopez will likely get the ball Tuesday or Wednesday against the Rays as the Marlins travel to Tampa for a mini two-game inter-league aquatic series.
Joe Musgrove – Padres (+1200)
Last Week: Musgrove (5-0) remained unbeaten, earning his fifth victory as the Padres edged the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Saturday. It was the 29-year-old’s eighth consecutive quality start in as many outings. While admittedly there is a long way to go, the former Pirate is enjoying a career season thus far – one which has him in the thick of the Cy Young chatter.
This week: Musgrove is scheduled to toe the rubber on May 28 at home against the lowly Pirates, who own an MLB-worst -88 run differential, and 26th ranked .283 wOBA.
Walker Buehler – Dodgers (+1300)
Last week: Buehler registered his fifth victory of the season, yielding two runs on six hits over five innings as the Dodgers downed the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 at Dodger Stadium on May 18. Buehler (5-1) has now failed to work six innings or more in six of his eight starts this season. Of note, none of his victories have come against teams that currently sport winning records.
This Week: The 27-year-old’s next scheduled start is Tuesday in Washington, the second of a three-game series with the struggling Nationals.