USA vs Jamaica CONCACAF Gold Cup Final Odds & Pick

Odds & Pick USA vs Jamaica Gold Cup Final

Jamaica upset Mexico this past Sunday to stamp their ticket to the Gold Cup Final. The Reggae Boyz meet Team USA in the final on Wednesday, July 26. Kick-off is at 9:30 pm ET from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

The United States has 4 wins, 0 losses, and a tie in their last 5 matches. Jamaica is 3-0-2 in their last 5 matches.

USA vs Jamaica CONCACAF Gold Cup Final Odds & Pick

What: USA (4-0-1) vs Jamaica (3-0-2)
When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Start Time: 9:30 PM ET  
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Moneyline: USA -450 vs Jamaica +331
Game Total: 2
Watch: FS1
Stream: Fox Sports Go

Bet on USA because…

New manager Bruce Arena has been brilliant with his lineups. Arena brings Clint Dempsey, arguably the greatest player in USA Soccer history, off the bench. Dempsey has grabbed his new role and run with it. With Dempsey coming off the bench, USA can put a great, fresh, striker into the second half of every match.

Bet on Jamaica because…

Jamaica upset Mexico this past Sunday, July 23. The Jamaicans beat Mexico 1 to 0 in a game they were supposed to lose. How did the Reggae Boyz do it? I’m not sure. That’s why the win was so impressive. Jamaica played an incredibly patient game versus El Tri.

Expert Pick & Gold Cup Final Prediction

There’s history between these 2 teams. In 2015, Jamaica knocked the USA out of the Gold Cup Finals, and into the third-place game. The Americans should be fired up to make amends on Wednesday.

But, Jamaica beat El Tri on Sunday. Is that a reason to believe the underdog Reggae Boyz have a shot against USA?  I don’t think so. Mexico obviously looked past the Jamaicans in their big upset loss. El Tri already had their sights on USA. They didn’t play nearly as well as they usually do.

What it means to me is that USA, who hasn’t allowed a goal in 3 straight matches, takes it to Jamaica on Wednesday. I don’t see the Jamaican’s putting up to big of a fight.

I think Team USA beats Jamaica by a sweet 2 to 0 score.

My final Gold Cup Final Prediction is USA 2, Jamaica 0

MLB Top Games July 24-31

MLB Top Games July 24-31

Can the streaking Chicago Cubs stay red-hot and get back on track to potentially make consecutive World Series appearances?

Can the overachieving Milwaukee Brewers snap out of their doldrums to keep pace with the surging lovable Cubs?

Will the Washington Nationals keep playing at a high level despite not getting the national attention they rightfully deserve and last but not least, can Aaron Judge keep smacking home runs to keep the New York Yankees in the conversation for a wild card berth at the very least?

With the 2017 MLB regular season heating up just like the still-increasing summer temperatures (Yes, global warming is real No. 45) it’s time for another look at the top MLB games of the week.

MLB Top Games July 24-31

Chicago Cubs (51-46) at Chicago White Sox (38-57)
Wednesday, July 26, 8:10 PM ET
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: ESPN

Analysis: The Chicago Cubs are heating up nicely, having won two straight and a blistering eight of their last 10 games overall. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Chicago White Sox who are fading faster than a pair of my 20-year-old blue jeans.

The ChiSox have lost a whopping nine straight and look like they’re in real trouble against their cross-town rivals on Wednesday night.

Cubs’ right-hander Jake Jake Arrieta is 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA in two post all-star break starts while holding opponents to a minuscule .191 batting average.

White Sox veteran right-hander James Shields has gotten smacked senseless since starting the season with a fantastic 1.62 ERA over his first 16.2 innings. Shields has gotten pounded to the tune of an 8.10 ERA over his last six starts spanning just 30 innings while allowing nine home runs and 15 walks.

Milwaukee Brewers (53-48) at Washington Nationals (59-38)
Thursday, July 27, 12:05 PM ET
Where: Nationals Park
TV: MLBN

Analysis: Milwaukee is struggling mightily right now having lost seven of their last 10 games while Washington has gone a red-hot 8-2 over their last 10. Brewers right-hander Matt Garza was solid in his last start as he limited Philadelphia to just two earned runs on three hits over five innings.

Washington’s Max Scherzer has been mostly rock-solid this season, although he did give up a stunning three consecutive homers to kick off his last start against Arizona, the only time that has happened in his career. The Nats are 26-19 at home this season, but Milwaukee has succeeded on the road more often than not in going 25-24 on the road this season.

Tampa Bay Rays (51-48) at New York Yankees (51-46)
Friday, July 28, 7:05 PM EDT, Yankee Stadium
TV: MLBN

Analysis: While Tampa Bay has posted a respectable 5-5 record over their last 10 games, they’ve also dropped four straight heading into the new week. The Yankees haven’t been much better in going 6-4 over their last 10 although they did get a win to kick off the new week the last time out.

Tampa Bay right-hander Jake Odorizzi has been wildly inconsistent in finding the strike zone this season with a whopping 82 walks in just 94.2 innings. The 27-year-old hurler gave up three earned runs on three hits in just four innings in his last start against Texas on Sunday and looks like he could give up a home run – or three to New York heavy hitters Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez

Chicago Cubs (51-46) at Milwaukee Brewers (53-48)
Saturday, July 29, 7:10 PM ET, Miller Park
TV: WGN, FSWI

Analysis: While neither team has announced their respective starter for this NL Central showdown, it certainly doesn’t bode well for the Brewers that they’ve dropped seven of their last 10 entering the new week while Chicago has won eight of their last 10 over the same span.

I guess the good news for the Brew Crew is that they’ve posted a solid 28-24 mark at home this season even though Chicago has gone 25-25 on the road.

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Odds & Picks For The Open

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The three biggest betting favorites to win the 2017 British Open all failed to make the cut at the recently completed U.S. Open. Now the question is if there’s still money to be made at the upcoming 2017 Open Championship? Click here to bet on golf at 5dimes.

Better known as the British Open, the 2017 version looks like it could be a wide-open ‘brawl for it all’ when the146th version of the renowned tournament, goes down from July 20-23 at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

This year marks the 10th time that the British Open will be played at Royal Birkdale. The last time was back in 2008 when Padraig Harrington successfully defended his title. The course is a par-70 that is 7,173 yards in length. Now, let’s get to my picks.

Odds & Picks For The 2017 British Open

What: The Open
When: Thursday-Sunday | July 20-23, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 AM ET  
Where: Lancashire, England
Course: Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Watch: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live

The Oddsmakers’ Consensus Pick To Win The Open: Dustin Johnson 11/1

Despite missing the cut at the US Open after shooting an opening round of 75 and following that up with a 73, not to mention, missing the Master’s all together, Johnson is the favorite entering the 2017 British Open. The bad news is that Johnson has two missed cuts. One 13th place finish and one 12th place finish over his last four starts. The good news is that DJ recorded a pair of wins, one second place finish and one third place finish in his four tournaments prior to his recent dry spell. Johnson’s got the length, but it remains to be seen if he can manage the often tricky wind conditions that the British Open presents on an almost annual basis, although he has finished in the top 15 in five of the last seven years.

The Insider Pick To Win The Open: Tommy Fleetwood 20/1

Englishman, Tommy Fleetwood can hit it long and straight and that means he’ll have a shot to win this year’s British Open – if he can overcome the pressure that is always associated with being a home favorite. The 26-year-old who, ironically, hails from Southport, finished fourth at this year’s U.S. Open and second at the WGC Championships in Mexico in March, while also winning the HNA Open de France in June and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January. Make no mistake about it people, it could happen for Fleetwood.

The Long Shot Pick To Win The Open: Lee Westwood 60/1

Last but not least, another Englishman, 44-year-old Lee Westwood is my pick to upset the entire field as a 60/1 longshot after finishing 55th at the U.S. Open, 65th at the Players Championship an encouraging 18th at the Masters. Westwood also finished 10th at the HNA Open de France on June, 15th at the Nordea Masters and eighth at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January. Sure he’s going to have to battle, but the Worksop native will have a shot to pull off the outright upset.

The Complete British Open Odds

Player Odds To Win
Dustin Johnson 11/1
Jordan Spieth 12/1
Jon Rahm 12/1
Rory McIlroy 15/1
Sergio Garcia 15/1
Rickie Fowler 15/1
Justin Rose 15/1
Jason Day 20/1
Hideki Matsuyama 20/1
Tommy Fleetwood 20/1
Henrik Stenson 25/1
Adam Scott 25/1
Brooks Koepka 30/1
Phil Mickelson 30/1
Paul Casey 30/1
Justin Thomas 40/1
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1
Thomas Pieters 40/1
Branden Grace 40/1
Alex Noren 40/1
Patrick Reed 50/1
Martin Kaymer 60/1
Shane Lowry 60/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 60/1
Brandt Snedeker 60/1
Lee Westwood 60/1
Tyrrell Hatton 60/1
Marc Leishman 60/1
Daniel Berger 60/1
Matt Kuchar 80/1
Charl Schwartzel 80/1
Zach Johnson 80/1
Francesco Molinari 80/1
Ian Poulter 80/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 100/1
Jason Dufner 100/1
Chris Wood 100/1
Bernd Wiesberger 100/1
Ross Fisher 100/1
Andy Sullivan 100/1
J.B. Holmes 125/1
Si Woo Kim 125/1
Bubba Watson 125/1
Kevin Kisner 125/1
Bill Haas 125/1
Russell Henley 125/1
Brian Harman 125/1
Charley Hoffman 125/1
Padraig Harrington 125/1
Emiliano Grillo 125/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 125/1
Andrew Johnston 125/1
Hideto Tanihara 125/1
Byeong Hun An 150/1
Adam Hadwin 150/1
Ryan Moore 150/1
Kevin Chappell 150/1
Jimmy Walker 150/1
Russell Knox 150/1
Billy Horschel 150/1
Tony Finau 150/1
Steve Stricker 150/1
Gary Woodland 150/1
Soren Kjeldsen 150/1
Martin Laird 150/1
Peter Uihlein 150/1
Kyle Stanley 150/1
Brendan Steele 200/1
Pat Perez 200/1
Cameron Smith 200/1
Kevin Na 200/1
William McGirt 200/1
Webb Simpson 200/1
Joost Luiten 200/1
Jamie Lovemark 200/1
Charles Howell III 200/1
Xander Schauffele 200/1
Danny Willett 250/1
Brandon Stone 250/1
Haotong Li 250/1
Stewart Cink 250/1
Ernie Els 250/1
Jeunghun Wang 250/1
Sean O’Hair 250/1
Anirban Lahiri 250/1
Richard Bland 250/1
Dylan Frittelli 250/1
Pablo Larrazabal 250/1
Alexander Levy 250/1
Fabrizio Zanotti 250/1
Sung Kang 250/1
Matthew Southgate 250/1
Ryan Fox 250/1
Wesley Bryan 300/1
K.T. Kim 300/1
David Horsey 300/1
Jhonattan Vegas 300/1
Scott Hend 300/1
Aaron Baddeley 300/1
Thongchai Jaidee 300/1
Paul Waring 300/1
David Lipsky 300/1
Alexander Bjork 300/1
Julian Suri 300/1
Richie Ramsay 300/1
David Drysdale 300/1
Robert Streb 300/1
Younghan Song 500/1
Roberto Castro 500/1
Phachara Khongwatmai 500/1
Paul Lawrie 500/1
Jbe’ Kruger 500/1
Darren Fichardt 500/1
Yuta Ikeda 500/1
Yusaku Miyazato 500/1
Maverick McNealy 500/1
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 500/1
Shiv Kapur 500/1
Austin Connelly 500/1
Sebastian Munoz 500/1
Prayad Marksaeng 1000/1
Michael Hendry 1000/1
Matthew Griffin 1000/1
Ashley Hall 1000/1
Adam Bland 1000/1
Paul Broadhurst 1000/1
Stuart Manley 1000/1
Luca Cianchetti 1000/1
Tom Lehman 1000/1
John Daly 1000/1
Mark O’Meara 1000/1
Chan Kim 1000/1
Yikeun Chang 1000/1
Giwhan Kim 1000/1
Shaun Norris 1000/1
Kent Bulle 1000/1
Harry Ellis 1000/1
Toby Tree 1000/1
Haydn McCullen 1000/1
Mark Foster 1000/1
Joe Dean 1000/1
Robert Dinwiddie 1000/1
Connor Syme 1000/1
Laurie Canter 1000/1
Darren Clarke 2000/1
David Duval 2000/1
Todd Hamilton 2000/1
Nicholas McCarthy 2000/1
Adam Hodkinson 2000/1
Ryan McCarthy 2000/1
Sandy Lyle 3000/1
MLB Top Games July 17-23

MLB Top Games July 17-23

With the 2017 MLB all-star a thing of the past, it’s time to buckle down and make some cold hard cash as we move into the second half of the regular season. This look at the top games of the coming week, will both inform and entertain baseball betting enthusiasts everywhere while giving a hint into just what you can expect in each matchup.

Top MLB Games July 17-23

St. Louis Cardinals at NY Mets
Wednesday, July 19, 7:10 PM ET, Citi Field
TV: ESPN

Analysis: Jacob deGrom will take the mound for the Mets, opposite St. Louis’ yet to be named starter. deGrom has compiled a perfect 6-0 mark with a 1.53 ERA over his past six starts while tossing at least seven innings each time out. The bad news is that the right-hander gave up a career-high four home runs against St. Louis on July 7 the last time he faced the Cards. New York is 4-6 over their last 10 while St. Louis has gone 5-5 over the same stretch.

Washington Nationals at LA Angels
Wednesday, July 19, 10:07 PM ET, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
TV: ESPN

Analysis: Washington lefty, Gio Gonzalez had his best start of the season on Friday, by limiting Cincinnati to just four hits in 8.1 shutout innings. L.A. right-hander Ricky Nolasco limited Tampa Bay to one run on two hits in seven innings in his last start on Friday. The 34-year-old veteran has a solid 3.65 career ERA in 23 career appearances, including 21 starts, against Washington. The Nats have compiled an impressive 29-17 mark on the road this season while the Halos have gone 24-21 at home.

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Friday, July 21, 2:20 PM ET, Wrigley Field
TV: FS-M, MLBN

Analysis: Chicago right-hander Jake Arrieta will take the mound against St. Louis’s yet to be named starter in their Friday night NL Central divisional battle. Arrieta limited Baltimore to two runs on four hits in 6.2 innings, although he did give up his 15h home run of the season in the process, which is just one short of the figure he gave up all of last season. The veteran hurler is 1-1 in two starts against St. Louis this season. Chicago is +4 (24-20) at home this season while St. Louis is -5 (18-23) on the road.

Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles
Friday, July 21, 7:05 PM ET , Oriole Park at Camden Yards
TV: MLBN, MASN

Analysis: While neither team in this matchup has yet to name their starter for this Friday night showdown, the Astros have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games, but Baltimore will almost assuredly put up a big-time fight, seeing as how they’ve gone 25-19 at home this season. Unfortunately for Baltimore, they’ve gone 2-8 over their last 10 games at the time of this writing while Houston has gone 7-3 over the same span.

Mid-season Odds & Picks To Win 2017 World Series

Mid-Season Odds & Picks To Win 2017 World Series

The second half of the 2017 MLB Season starts on Friday, July 14. Will the teams that were hot in the first half of the season remain hot in the second half? I’m not so sure. Below, I write about the L.A. Dodgers, who were on fire to end the first half. I also make my picks for the smart, and longshot play to win this year’s World Series.

Mid-season Odds & Picks To Win 2017 World Series

TEAM OPENING ODDS CURRENT ODDS
Los Angeles Dodgers 10-1 3-1
Houston Astros 12-1 9-2
Boston Red Sox 10-1 5
Washington Nationals 10-1 6
Cleveland Indians 12-1 7
Chicago Cubs 3-1 12
Arizona Diamondbacks 100-1 18
Colorado Rockies 60-1 20
New York Yankees 25-1 20
Kansas City Royals 30-1 20
St. Louis Cardinals 20-1 25
Milwaukee Brewers 100-1 30
Tampa Bay Rays 60-1 50
Seattle Mariners 25-1 60
Texas Rangers 16-1 60
Los Angeles Angels 100-1 100
Pittsburgh Pirates 30-1 100
Atlanta Braves 100-1 100
Minnesota Twins 100-1 100
New York Mets 12-1 100
Toronto Blue Jays 14-1 100
Miami Marlins 40-1 200
Chicago White Sox 60-1 200
Baltimore Orioles 20-1 200
Detroit Tigers 20-1 300
San Francisco Giants 16-1 500
Cincinnati Reds 100-1 500
Oakland Athletics 100-1 500
San Diego Padres 100-1 2000
Philadelphia Phillies 100-1 9999

The Odds-On Favorite To Win The 2017 World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers 3/1

The Dodgers should be the favorites. The key is how Alex Wood continues to pitch. If Wood is as hot in the second half as he was in the first half, the odds on L.A. should continue to slide. Wood went 10-0. He also recorded a 1.67 ERA and a .89 WHIP in the first half. Clayton Kershaw is good. The bullpen is ranked second in ERA.

There are a ton of reasons to like the L.A. Dodgers. But, this is baseball. What are the chances of Wood remaining hot? They aren’t that great. I’ll look elsewhere.

The Insider Pick To Win The 2017 World Series: Boston Red Sox 5/1

Chris Sale is on his way to another Cy Young. The Red Sox ace has a 2.75 ERA, an 11-4 record, and a .90 WHIP. He can pitch 7 or 8 innings every night.

The key for the Red Sox is pitcher David Price. Price was hurt for most of the first half of the season. When he returned, he started slow, but in his last couple of starts before the All-Star Break, he was terrific. He didn’t yield an earned run against Texas on July 4. On July 9, he yielded only 2 earned runs. If Price can get even better, the Red Sox are going to be tough to beat. The bullpen is solid while they bat about as well as anybody in MLB.

The Long Shot To Win The 2017 World Series: Kansas City Royals 20/1

Watch out for the KC Royals. The team that won the World Series only 2 years ago is now only 3 games behind last year’s AL Pennant winner, Cleveland. Can the Royals make up enough ground to win the division? Yes, they can. KC’s line-up is starting to get hot with Mike Moustakas hitting homers in 3 out of the last 5 KC games before the All-Star Break.

Not only that, but Jason Vargas is having a career year as a pitcher. Vargas had a 2.62 ERA, a 12-3 record, and a 1.15 WHIP in the first half. If Vargas remains hot, KC should be right there. 20 to 1 odds aren’t bad on a team with World Series experience.

CONCACAF Gold Cup

The top soccer squads from North & Central America and the Caribbean are battling it out for continental supremacy at the 14th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Mexico has won three of the past four Gold Cups. Team USA was responsible for breaking up their recent dominance.

At the time of writing Team USA is 0-0-1 after a draw against Panama. The American squad faces Martinique and Nicaragua this week.

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2017 MLB All-Star Game Odds & Analysis

MLB All-Star Game Odds

Finally, the MLB did the right thing. The 2017 edition of the MLB All-Star Game will no longer determine home-field advantage for the World Series. The players will now be fueled by monetary incentives.

Every player on the All-Star Game winning team will receive a $20,000 bonus. With only a handful of teams in the World Series contention, cash is a motivator for everyone. The game is scheduled to start this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET on Fox Sports, from the Marlins Park, in Miami, Florida.

2017 MLB All-Star Game Odds & Analysis

What: 2017 MLB All-Star Game
When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET  
Where: Miami, Florida
Stadium: Marlins Park
Odds: American League +105 vs National League -115
Game Total: 8.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go

Why Bet The American League To Beat The National League

The AL All-Stars are 13-3-1 in the last 17 All-Star games.

With the NL adding power to the lineup, the AL will have a lot of arm-strength to counter. The starting pitchers (Chris Sale, Ervin Santana and Jason Vargas) have combined for 33 wins and just 13 losses this season. None of them have an ERA over 2.99 in the season.

And of course, they will also have the number one attraction in the MLB right now in outfielder Aaron Judge. If the Yankee rookie settles in early, he should send one or two out of the park.

American League Starters

  • First base: Justin Smoak, Toronto Blue Jays
  • Second base: Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
  • Shortstop: Carlos Correa, Houston Astros
  • Third base: Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians
  • Catcher: Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
  • Outfield: Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
  • Outfield: Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox (replaced Mike Trout)
  • Outfield: George Springer, Houston Astros
  • Designated hitter: Corey Dickerson, Tampa Bay Rays

American League Pitchers

  • SP: Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox
  • SP: Ervin Santana, Minnesota Twins
  • SP: Jason Vargas, Kansas City Royals
  • SP: Luis Severino, New York Yankees
  • SP: Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays
  • SP: Lance McCullers, Houston Astros
  • RP: Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox
  • RP: Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians
  • RP: Dellin Betances, New York Yankees
  • RP: Chris Devenski, Houston Astros
  • RP: Brandon Kintzler, Minnesota Twins
  • RP: Roberto Osuna, Toronto Blue Jays

American League Reserves

  • C: Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees
  • 1B: Yonder Alonso, Oakland A’s
  • 2B: Jonathan Schoop, Baltimore Orioles
  • 2B: Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
  • 3B: Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins
  • 3B: Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals (final vote winner)
  • SS: Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians
  • OF: Avisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox
  • OF: Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians
  • DH: Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners

Why Bet The National League To Beat The American League

The National League has lost the last four All-Star games in a row. Their last win came in 2012. This is the perfect time to snap out of their losing streak and collect some good money out it.

It also helps when you have power bats in the starting lineup. The Washington Nationals trio of outfielder Bryce Harper, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and second baseman Daniel Murphy have combined for 192 RBIs this season so far.

Backing them up on the NL roster are a few more heavy hitters. Outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Cody Bellinger, shortstop Corey Seager, and first basemen Joey Votto and Paul Goldschmidt all have the ability to hit their way to 20K.

National League Starters

  • 1B: Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals
  • 2B: Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals
  • SS: Zack Cozart, Cincinnati Reds
  • 3B: Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies
  • C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
  • OF: Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
  • OF: Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies
  • OF: Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins
  • OF: Justin Upton, Detroit Tigers

National League Pitchers

  • SP: Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals
  • SP: Robbie Ray, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • SP: Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • SP: Carlos Martinez, St. Louis Cardinals
  • SP: Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals
  • SP: Alex Wood, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • RP: Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • RP: Greg Holland, Colorado Rockies
  • RP: Wade Davis, Chicago Cubs
  • RP: Brad Hand, San Diego Padres
  • RP: Corey Knebel, Milwaukee Brewers
  • RP: Pat Neshek, Philadelphia Phillies

National League Reserves

  • C: Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1B: Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • 1B: Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
  • 2B: DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies
  • 2B: Josh Harrison, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 3B: Jake Lamb, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • 3B: Justin Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers (final vote winner)
  • SS: Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • OF: Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • OF: Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins
  • OF: Michael Conforto, New York Mets
  • OF: Ender Inciarte, Atlanta Braves
Home Run Derby Odds & Picks

Home Run Derby Odds & Picks

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game takes place this Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. After taking the HR crown last year, Miami’s top home run hitter, Giancarlo Stanton, is the favorite to win the Home Run Derby on Monday during All-Star Game Festivities. Is Giancarlo a good bet at +120? Or is Aaron Judge the smart bet? Keep reading to find out.

Home Run Derby Odds & Picks

  • Giancarlo Stanton +120
  • Aaron Judge +165
  • Cody Bellinger +900
  • Mike Moustakas +1400
  • Charlie Blackmon +1400
  • Miguel Sano +1400
  • Justin Bour +1600
  • Gary Sanchez +2000

What: 2017 Home Run Derby
When: Monday, July 10th, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET  
Where: Miami, Florida
Stadium: Marlins Park
Watch: ESPN

The Favorite To Win The Home Run Derby: Giancarlo Stanton +120

Last season, Stanton hit the most dingers in the Home Run Derby. It was his first Home Run Derby victory. Since Stanton gets to launch homers at the plate he’s most comfortable standing at, it makes sense why his odds are so low. Stanton should have this in the bag, right?

Maybe not. Giancarlo has hit 23 home runs this season. He doesn’t lead MLB in home runs even though he has more at-bats, 311, than any of the 5 players ahead of him that have hit more home runs than he has. At the odds, he’s a play against. 

The Smart Bet To Win The Home Run Derby:  Aaron Judge +165

New York’s 2017 breakout star leads MLB in home runs. He has a crazy 29 on the season. Judge also has 65 RBIs and a .331 batting average. The .331 batting average is what impresses me. Not only can Judge hit for power, he can also hit for average. That’s rare. Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are the only other 2 players that I believe can do that.

Judge can hit home runs out of any park. At 6’ 7”, 280 lbs, he’s big enough to get contact on pitches outside of the strike zone. He’s powerful enough to drive those balls wherever he wants them to go. It’s hard for me to see Judge not winning the Home Run Derby on Monday.  

The Longshot Pick To Win The Home Run Derby:  Mike Moustakas +1400

Moose has 25 home runs this season. He’s tied with George Springer for second place on the home runs list. What I like about Moustakas is he’s been hot in recent games. From his last 10, Moustakas has 6 home runs. He hit a home run at Detroit on June 28. On June 30, he hit a home run versus Minnesota. The next day versus the Twins, Moustakas hit another home run.

Moustakas hit 3 home runs, one each day, from July 3 through July 5. He’s hot. Don’t look it past Moustakas to go yard time and again on July 10. I think he’s worth a look at 14 to 1 odds.

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We are a handful of days into Wimbledon. Bet on top names like Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. They are all still in play. Venus Williams, Petra Kvitová and Karolína Plíšková are also in the Round of 64.

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UFC 213 – Nunes Vs Shevchenko 2

UFC 213 may be void of a marquee fight or top billings, but from the first fight to the last bell, this fight card may become a classic

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The main event between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko will be for the women’s bantamweight title. This will be their second tilt after Nunes beat Shevchenko via unanimous decision last March. The line opened tight, with Nunes being pegged as a slight -125 favorite and Shevchenko at -105.

The co-main event is an interim title fight for the middleweight belt between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker.

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