2021 NL Cy Young Bets: May MLB Odds, Predictions & Sleeper Picks Update

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
Last Updated: May 17, 2021

Frank Ammirante stops by with 2021 NL Cy Young Bets: May MLB Odds, Predictions & Picks Updates.

We’re now one month into the 2021 MLB season, and we’ve seen some interesting pitching storylines so far. Jacob deGrom has taken his game to another level, but Corbin Burnes has fully morphed into an ace with a historic run. Be sure to check out our 2021 preseason National League Cy Young odds and predictions to see how the lines have moved.

2021 NL Cy Young Bets: May MLB Odds, Predictions & Picks Update

2021 National League Cy Young Odds

  • Jacob deGrom, New York Mets (-125)
  • Corbin Burnes, Milwaukee Brewers (+450)
  • Trevor Bauer, Los Angeles Dodgers (+1300)
  • Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies (+1500)
  • Yu Darvish, San Diego Padres (+1800)
  • Brandon Woodruff, Milwaukee Brewers (+1800)
  • Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals (+2000)
  • Walker Buehler, Los Angeles Dodgers (+2000)
  • Jack Flaherty, St. Louis Cardinals (+3000)
  • Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers (+3000)
  • Joe Musgrove, San Diego Padres (+3000)
  • Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies (+3500)
  • Trevor Rogers, Miami Marlins (+4000)
  • Wade Miley, Cincinnati Reds (+4000)
  • Zac Gallen, Arizona Diamondbacks (+4500)
  • Blake Snell, San Diego Padres (+5000)
  • Luis Castillo, Cincinnati Reds (+5000)
  • Pablo Lopez, Miami Marlins (+5000)
  • Marcus Stroman, New York Mets (+5000)
  • Sandy Alcantara, Miami Marlins (+5000)

2021 National League Cy Young May Odds: Sleeper Bet Picks

Max Scherzer (+2000)

Max Scherzer looks like he’s bouncing back from a disappointing shortened season, posting a 31.4 K-BB% (3rd) and 32.4% CSW (7th) in 46.1 innings (10th). The Washington Nationals are currently 13-18, so they’ll need to depend on their veteran ace to carry them into the playoffs. That’s definitely within the realm of possibilities, so Scherzer is worth a look at this price.

Walker Buehler (+2000)

Walker Buehler continues to exhibit phenomenal control, posting a 1.8% walk rate (T-2nd in MLB) along with a 27.6% strikeout rate (21st in MLB). While Buehler has had issues with allowing hard contact (4.00 xERA), he boasts a diverse repertoire of pitches that could take him to the next level if he can command his fastball a bit better and stay out of the wheelhouse. Playing for a contender like the Dodgers keeps Buehler in play for this bet.

Jack Flaherty (+3000)

Jack Flaherty is bouncing back from last year’s disappointing performance, putting up a 2.83 ERA and 19.8 K-BB% in 41.1 innings. The Cardinals have gotten off to a great start with a 22-14 record and Flaherty is the ace of this rotation, so if he can keep it up then he has a chance at the Cy Young. Let’s not forget how dominant he was down the stretch in 2019: 0.82 ERA in 44 innings in September.

2021 National League Cy Young May Odds: Best Bet Pick

Brandon Woodruff (+1800)

Brandon Woodruff is my favorite pick for 2021 NL Cy Young. He’s put up a 1.73 ERA (2.45 xERA), 25.5 K-BB%, and 31.4% CSW. Woodruff does a fantastic job at limiting hard contact, ranking in the 91st-percentile with a .253 expected weighted on-base average (xwOBA). Hitters have only barreled the ball on 3.2% of the time against Woodruff. He’ll need to carry this Brewers team because of their weak offense, so he’s a terrific value at +1800.


Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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