Another Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone. With the largest gambling day of the year now in the rearview mirror, sportsbooks are beginning to shift focus to other sports.
Yesterday, DraftKings opened their lines for the 2021 AL Cy Young Award, and a few White Sox starters are in the mix.
Lucas Giolito currently has the third-best odds to win the 2021 AL Cy Young Award at +450. Teammates Lance Lynn and Dallas Keuchel are not far behind with +1700 and +2200 odds, respectively. In 2020, Keuchel, Lynn, and Giolito finished fifth, sixth, and seventh in voting, so all three being in the mix in 2021 isn't surprising.
What was a bit surprising, however, was the omission of newly acquired closer Liam Hendriks after he finished tenth in voting last season. Additionally, Dylan Cease opened with the 22nd-best odds as a long-shot bet at +4000.
While the cold weather in Chicago is numbing, it's nice to see that the hype for the South Siders continues to heat up. Many pitchers have reasonable odds, but only one will prevail at the season's end. Choose wisely!