Bryce Harper hasn’t climbed the charts this accelerated since helium near Las Vegas High School aft his sophomore twelvemonth to be the College of Southern Nevada.
In a span of 11 days, Harper had his National League MVP likelihood astatine BetMGM slashed from 150-1 connected July 30 to 4-1 connected Monday.
The Philadelphia Phillies close fielder is the 2nd prime to triumph the grant down San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., the -110 favourite for MVP who has been sidelined since July 30 with a enarthrosis injury.
“Tatis looked similar helium had the MVP wrapped up but the wounded changed everything,” Caesars Sports vice president of trading Nick Bogdanovich said. “Now you’ve got a feline who’s blistery connected a winning squad contending for MVP successful Harper.”
The 2015 NL MVP, Harper is hitting .391 successful his past 15 games. He’s batting .367 with 4 location runs and 7 RBIs during Philadelphia’s eight-game winning streak that has propelled it into archetypal spot successful the NL East.
According to MGM Resorts manager of trading Jeff Stoneback, nary wagers were placed connected Harper astatine 150-1.
“There were nary takers astatine those odds,” helium said. “We’re a victor with Harper.”
Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler is making a complaint of his ain successful the NL Cy Young Award contention aft opening astatine 35-1 astatine BetMGM. The erstwhile 51s starter emerged arsenic the 2-1 favourite Sunday to triumph the grant aft tossing a two-hit shutout successful Philadelphia’s 3-0 triumph implicit the New York Mets.
“Wheeler got lowered from 7-2 aft that outing. We took fractional a twelve bets connected him,” Stoneback said. “He’s really a victor for us.”
Wheeler is 10-6 with a 2.42 ERA and leads the majors successful strikeouts (181) and innings pitched (156.0).
Mets ace and erstwhile 51s starter Jacob deGrom appeared to beryllium a fastener to triumph his 3rd Cy Young earlier helium was sidelined July 7 with a forearm/elbow injury.
DeGrom was a prohibitive -1,000 favourite astatine BetMGM connected July 6 to triumph the grant but has since soared to 15-1.
“That’s wherefore betting those props are truthful tricky due to the fact that you person to enactment healthy,” Bogdanovich said.
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler is the +260 2nd prime to triumph the NL Cy Young Award and is BetMGM’s biggest liability.
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