LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - After signing a whopping new contract extension with the Dodgers, is ace Clayton Kershaw in line for an award-winning 2014 season?

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Will Kershaw win the 2014 NL Cy Young award? According to oddsmakers from online sports book, the odds aren't in Kershaw's favor. The odds of him winning the award are 3/1 while the odds against him accomplishing the feat is 1/5.

Will Kershaw have the lowest ERA in Major League Baseball at the end of the 2014 regular season for a fourth straight year? The odds for are 4/1 while the odds against are 1/7, again indicating that another pitcher will have a better season than the recently signed Kershaw, who just inked a seven-year, $215 million deal with the Dodgers on January 16.

Finally, how many total wins will Kershaw rack up in 2014? The over/under according to is sitting at 16. He won 16 a year ago in 2013, 14 in 2012 and a career-high 21 on 2011. He also won 13 games in 2010 with an ERA of 2.91, which was his highest ERA over the past four years. He had a 1.83 ERA a year ago, a 2.53 ERA in 2012 and a 2.28 ERA in 2011.

Now that Kershaw has a new contract, which team will sign Japanese free agent Masahiro Tanaka? The Yankees are the current favorites at 3/2 while the Dodgers have the next-best odds at 11/4. The Mariners are 5/1 to sign Tanaka while the Cubs are 7/1 and the Red Sox are 10/1. The long shots to sign the Japanese ace are the Diamondbacks at 12/1, the Rangers and Angels at 15/1, respectively, while the Blue Jays and White Sox are 18/1, respectively.

Will Tanaka sign with an MLB team before the January 24th deadline? The over is sitting at -175 on the money line while the under is +125.

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