2021 AL Cy Young Odds: Carlos Rodon To IL Means Lance Lynn Is Staunch Favorite

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  • Lance Lynn's odds to win the AL Cy Young Award have gone from -170 to -200 after Carlos Rodon hit the injured list on Wednesday.
  • Lynn has never received a vote for the Cy Young Award in his career.
  • Rodon might be out for more than 10 days with left arm soreness.

The Chicago White Sox have placed pitcher Carlos Rodon on the 10-day injured list with left arm soreness, and his Cy Young odds have plummeted as a result.

While Rodon was +275 at PointsBet entering Wednesday, his odds have lengthened all the way to +600 as a result of the news.

There is a possibility that Rodon could be out for more than 10 days, too, ESPN reported.

Rodon has thrown for a 2.38 ERA over 19 starts and 109 2/3 innings so far this season. The 28-year-old had also been second in the American League in strikeouts with 160.

Teammate Lance Lynn is now the staunch favorite to win the Cy Young for the first time in his career. (In fact, the 34-year-old has never even received a single vote for the award.)

Lynn’s odds shortened from -170 to -200 after Rodon was placed on the IL.

2021 American League Cy Young Award Odds

Lines are according to PointsBet as of Aug. 11

Pitcher Odds
Lance Lynn -200
Gerrit Cole +225
Carlos Rodon +600
Robbie Ray +1300
Chris Bassitt +4000
Sean Manaea +5000
Jose Berrios +6000
Nathan Eovaldi +6000
Lance McCullers Jr. +6000
Lucas Giolito +8000
Hyun-Jin Ryu +8000
Shohei Ohtani +10000
Frankie Montas +10000
John Means +10000

Lynn has the lowest ERA in the American League at 2.04 and has done so over 20 starts and 114 2/3 innings. The two-time All-Star also leads the AL in hits per nine innings with 6.672.

The next closest ERA is Robbie Ray, who has a 2.90 earned run average heading into play on Wednesday — almost a full run higher than Lynn’s mark.

Ray’s odds have also shortened significantly and moved on Wednesday from 25/1 to 13/1.

PointsBet took a $1,250 bet on Ray to win the AL Cy Young Award a few weeks ago at +8000, an analyst at the sportsbook, Michael Korn, told The Action Network. That bet would net $100,000 if it hits.

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