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National League Awards Odds Moving Around Coming Down the Stretch

National League Awards Odds Moving Around Coming Down the Stretch

As Major League Baseball moves into the final month of the 2023 regular season, the odds for the big three awards in the National League have shifted around. These are going to be fun to follow in the final 30+ games of the season. Let’s see where all three stand as we head into September.

National League Most Valuable Player

Ronald Acuna Jr. -145

Still, the odds on the favorite to win the award. Acuna ranks third in batting and is a home run shy of 30 on the season. His Braves team is the best in the National League as they head into the final month. Honestly, there is no knock on the slugger for the month of August, as he is 40 for 118, just over .333, with five home runs and 18 runs batted in. Over his last five games, he has eight hits.

Mookie Betts +100

The odds of Acuna winning this award a month ago were almost guaranteed. But, Mookie Betts had such a blistering August that he is now an even-money contender. Betts is hitting .316 with 36 bombs and 94 runs batted in. His power numbers are ahead of Acuna as we head into the final month.

Betts needs one hit Thursday night to reach 50 for the month. That’s going to be in just over 110 at-bats. Betts also has 9 home runs in August. If he keeps this up for September, he will win the award.

Freddie Freeman +1200

Freeman is the third choice for the award. The first baseman is hitting .338 with 25 home runs and 89 runs batted in. In most seasons, Freeman would be a great and easy winner of this award. In 2023, with Acuna and Betts tearing it up, he is likely to finish third. Freeman’s goal is to guide his Dodgers past his old team – Atlanta for the top record in the National League.

National League Cy Young

Blake Snell +100

Snell leads all of Major League Baseball with a 2.60 earned run average. His record is 11-9, but that’s more about the struggles San Diego has had as a team. Snell is tied in second in all of baseball with an 11.7 strikeout per 9 ratio. He needs just 7 more strikeouts to reach 100.

Snell is coming off a great outing on the road against St. Louis. The lefthander is on a team with not much to play for down the stretch, but look for him to get plenty of innings.

Spencer Strider +180

Strider is the leader in all of Major League Baseball in strikeouts. He has 236 strikeouts on the season. His strikeouts per 9 innings are the best in the league. Strider has a 15-4 record and a 3.46 earned run average. Strider has one more quality start this season than Snell. Playing for the best team in the league should add some juice to his resume.

Zac Gallen +400

The Diamondbacks ace is 14-6 with a 3.32 earned run average. His 17 quality starts are tied for fourth in all of baseball. Gallen needs 18 strikeouts in the final month to reach 200. In August, Gallen started six games and threw 36.2 innings, allowing 13 earned runs and striking out 39 batters. He had won three straight starts before his start in Los Angeles on August 28th.

Justin Steele +900

One of the biggest mysteries in Major League Baseball is how the Chicago Cubs are a wildcard team heading into September. One of the answers would be their ace, Justin Steele. Steele does not have overpowering stuff, with 141 strikeouts in 144 innings. But Steele does not give up many runs. His 2.69 earned run average is one of the best. He is also 15-3 with 18 quality starts on the season.

National League Rookie of the Year

Corbin Carroll -3500

The Diamondbacks rookie is going to win this award and do it going away. Carroll has played in 129 games this season and will get over 500+ at-bats. He is on 23 home runs and 65 runs batted in. His numbers went down in the second half of the season, but he is still an anchor to the Diamondbacks offense, competing for a wildcard spot.

Kodai Senga +4000

This Mets rookie was one of the lone bright spots for a struggling New York team. Senga sits with ten wins as September arrives. His 3.17 earned run average is very solid, and he is 36 strikeouts away from 200 on the season. Not only has he had a promising rookie campaign, but he will be on lists to compete for a National League Cy Young heading into the 2024 season as the Mets ace.

There you have it. If you have not yet, you can still bet on any of these three awards—best of luck with all your Major League Baseball betting. The postseason is right around the corner, and it should be a great one!

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