Halfway into the season, there's been no let-up with Aaron Nola. He continues to pitch like an ace nearly every time out, and through 17 starts he's 10-2 with a 2.48 ERA and .205 opponents' batting average.
In Bovada's latest odds update Monday, Nola is fourth in NL Cy Young odds at 8/1.
He trails only heavy favorite Max Scherzer (1/6), Jacob deGrom (3/1) and Jon Lester (7/1).
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After Nola, nobody else in the NL has better than 40/1 odds.
One of the most amazing aspects of Nola's season has been that he's allowed just six home runs in 109 innings and two in 56 innings at homer-friendly Citizens Bank Park. His rate of 0.5 home runs per nine innings is the best in the National League.
NL East odds
Interestingly, the Nationals are still the favorite to win the division despite being six games behind the Braves and three behind the Phillies. Vegas still believes in the talent on Washington's roster, even if the lineup has been a major disappointment.
The Nats are 10/11 to win the NL East, the Braves are 2/1 and the Phillies are 13/4. For the Phils, it's a slight upgrade over their 15/4 odds on June 1.
World Series odds
Lastly, the Phils are 25/1 to win the World Series. When the season began, they were 75/1.
It's an interesting number considering the Mariners are also 25/1 despite being 7½ games better than the Phils. It speaks to how much tougher the AL looks this season than the NL.