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NL Cy Young Tickets & Handle
The National League boasts plenty of elite pitchers, although some of the best arms come with question marks. The biggest of which is New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who is scheduled to miss at least the first month of the regular season.
He was the odds on favorite to win the award and opened at +350 but is currently sitting at +1200 due to injury concerns and time missed.
Even with that in mind, deGrom is still bringing in 18% of the tickets and 35.8% of the handle at the BetMGM online sportsbook, both of which currently lead all NL pitchers in those categories.
You can still make a case for backing deGrom though, who has put up historic numbers in the past but there will likely still be questions about whether he can remain healthy enough to compete for the award, as was the case last season following his historic start.
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With deGrom sidelined to begin the season, his new teammate Max Scherzer has the best odds to take home the NL Cy Young at +600. Scherzer is bringing in 7.1% of the tickets and 5.9% of the handle.
Corbin Burnes of the Milwaukee Brewers won the award in 2021 and is sitting just behind Scherzer at +800 with the second-best odds. Burnes is drawing 6.1% of the tickets and 5.7% of the handle.
Sandy Alcantara of the Miami Marlins is gaining momentum which saw him open at +2500 and rise all the way to +1600. Alcantara currently is in a tie for the third-highest ticket percentage at 8.1 with Ranger Suarez of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Suarez presents the biggest liability at the moment generating 16.6% of the handle, which is just second to deGrom.