2012 MLB Second Half Predictions: Odds To Win AL And NL Cy Young
We are midway through the 2012 MLB Season, with the All Star Game festivities now behind us from Kansas City. It was a fun couple of days, with Prince Fielder winning the Home Run Derby on Monday night, and the National League jumping all over the American League in the All Star Game on Tuesday night.
But as we look ahead to the second half of the season, oddsmakers have jumped on a couple of betting lines, including the odds to win the AL and NL Cy Young in 2012.
Let’s start in the AL.
Jered Weaver lead the way here on the betting lines to win the AL Cy Young Award, going off at 5/2 on the payout. Wever was the American League starter in the All Star game on Tuesday night, for good reason. Wever is 1-0 on the season with an ERA of 1.96. In fact, Wever has given up just 21 earned runs all season in 15 starts throwing two complete games in the process.
There are a couple of pitchers just behind Wever on the betting odds for the AL Cy Young, including Chris Sale of the chicago White Sox, and a man familiar with winning a Cy Young in Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. Verlander is 9-5 this season with a 2.58 ERA. You can clearly see why Wever is favored, but there is still the complete second half of the season to be played. Both Sale and Verlander are going off at 3/1 on the payout.
On the National League side of things, it’s R.A Dickey of the New York Mets who is atop the list. Dickey did not get the start in the All Star Game, but shines atop the betting lines. The knuckle ball thrower is 12-1 on the season with a 2.40 ERA, including three complete games and two shutouts. Dickey has been set as a near even money favorite to win the NL Cy Young, going off at 5/4.
Unlike the AL, Dickey has a solid lead on the betting odds in the NL, with Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto next on the list of Cy Young favorites, but set back at 4/1.
It appears to be Dickey’s to lose as of now, though with many starts still in front of all of these players, each will have plenty of chances to state their case.
Below, the full betting odds for both the AL and NL Cy Young favorites are listed, so check them out and see how the odds look going into the second half.