We are getting closer and closer to the start of the 2016 MLB season. Now is the time to get in your future bets for the upcoming year.

The focus for this article will be on the Cy Young award, but there’s other betting options out there. One that goes right along with this one, is the MVP betting odds.

Another popular future bet is regular season win totals. Each team has a set number of wins and you bet over or under based on how many you think they will get.

There’s also a number of individual player prop wagers. These are all based on individual performance. Such as will “Player” hit more or less than 25 home runs.

Of course, the biggest future wager of them all is the World Series odds.

For now, let’s turn our attention to the aces of the 2016 season and their odds to win the coveted Cy Young title.

National League Odds

Last year it was 50 to 1 long shot Jake Arrieta who took home the award  thanks to an incredible finish to the season. Arrieta went 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA and 0.865 WHIP in 33 starts.

Right behind him was Zach Grienke of the Los Angeles Dodgers. There were plenty who thought Greinke was more deserving. He was 19-3 with a 1.66 ERA and 0.844 WHIP in 32 starts. He also presented great value at 25 to 1 to open the season.

Let’s take a look at the betting odds for the NL going into the 2016 campaign.

Clayton Kershaw+175
Jake Arietta+750
Madison Bumgarner+1000
Max Scherzer+1000
Jacob deGrom+1000
Matt Harvey+1200
Gerrit Cole+1400
Stephen Strasburg+1400
Jose Fernandez+1400
Zack Greinke+1400
Johnny Cueto+2000
Noah Syndegaard+2000
Adam Wainwright+2000
Jon Lester+2000
Carlos Martinez+3300
Francisco Liriano+3300
Shelby Miller+5000
John Lackey+5000
Scott Kazmir+5000

Not a big surprise to find Clayton Kershaw at the top of the list at +175. Kershaw is widely considered the best pitcher in the game. He’s already won the award 3 times in 8 big league seasons. That includes back-to-back titles in 2013 and 2014.

While Arrieta has the next best odds, he’s all the way down at +750. Greinke on the other hand is tied for the 7th best odds at 14 to 1. That has a lot to do with him leaving LA to join the Diamondbacks.

Madison Bumgarner, Max Sherzer and Jacob deGrom are all at 10 to 1 behind Arrieta.

There’s plenty of value plays worth looking at. My favorites are  Stephen Strasburgh (+1400), Gerrit Cole (+1400) and Adam Wainwright (+2000).

American League Odds

If you though Arrieta came out of no where, that’s nothing compared to Dallas Keuchel in the AL. Keuchel wasn’t even listed when the original odds were posted.

It’s hard to believe he wasn’t looking back now. While Keuchel went just 12-9 in 2014, he had a 2.93 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 29 starts.

Both Arrieta and Keuchel serve as great reminders of the value that can be had if you do your research.

Here’s a look at the odds for the AL in 2016.

David Price+400
Corey Kluber+600
Chris Archer+600
Chris Sale+600
Felix Hernandez+600
Dallas Keuchel+800
Carlos Carrasco+1200
Sonny Gray+1200
Cole Hamels+2000
Marcus Stroman+2000
Justin Verlander+2000
Garrett Richards+2500
Danny Salazar+2500
Jordan Zimmerman+3300
Jake Odorozzi+5000
Marco Estrada+5000
Collin Mchugh+5000
Yordano Ventura+5000
Wade Davis+5000
Taijuan Walker+5000
Jordan Zimmermann+5000
Masahiro Tanaka+5000
Carlos Rodon+5000
Michael Pineda+5000
Jose Quintana+8000
Jake Odorizzi+8000
Craig Kimbrel+10000
Ian Kennedy+10000
Luis Severino+10000
Rick Porcello+20000

The frontrunner is David Price at 4 to 1, who is now a member of the Boston Red Sox. Right behind him is Corey Kluber, Chris Archer, Chris Sale and Felix Hernandez. All currently listed at 6 to 1.

As for the reigning champ, Keuchel is sitting at 8 to 1. For those of you wondering. The last AL starter to win the award in consecutive seasons was Pedro Martinez in 1999 and 2000.

No other pitcher is listed with odds better than 10 to 1, but that doesn’t mean much this time of year. If you ask me, the AL race is wide open in 2016.

There’s value littered throughout the list. Two of my favorites are Sonny Gray (+1200) and Garrett Richards (+2500). If you want a long shot, Jose Quintana at +8000 is a nice option.