A popular attraction for Major League Baseball enthusiasts has been wagering on the Home Run Derby that is scheduled the night before the All Star Game. Eight participants will compete for this year’s crown and wagering odds and betting opportunities are widely available. This year the competition will be held in a National League ballpark at Citi Field the home of the New York Mets with a start time on Monday night July 15th at 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will televise. Check the Home Run Derby odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
On the betting board the favorite to win the 2013 Home Run Derby is Baltimore Orioles first basemen Chris Davis who is lined in the wagering at +300 odds. Davis currently leads the league as the slugger has belted 37 home runs on the year. The Orioles hitter is batting .315 on the year and is a MVP candidate but is a distant second to non-Home Run Derby participant Miguel Cabrera who is batting .365 with 30 homers.
The 2012 Home Run Derby winner Prince Fielder is second on the betting board with a +350 return to win Monday’s competition. The Tigers first basemen sits tied for 22nd this year with 16 home runs hit thus far and he carries a .267 average. Robinson Cano is a former champion and the New York Yankees second basemen will compete on Monday and is listed as the third choice in the wagering at +400 odds. After signing a huge contract the Yankees All Star is batting .302 this season and is tied for tenth in home runs with 21 long balls.
Fourth on the betting board is the Washington Nationals young superstar outfielder Bryce Harper who checks in with +450 odds to be crowned the 2013 champion. Playing in a very pitcher friendly Nationals Park in Washington Harper has belted just 13 home runs this season which ranks tied for 48th in MLB. The fifth in the betting is Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes who will return +500 odds for the title. Like Harper, Cespedes is hampered by playing in a very friendly pitchers park in Oakland. Making matters worse the Athletics have to play nine games a year at Pitcher friendly Seattle and plays yearly interleague series against San Diego who also has a very pitcher friendly park. The Athletics left fielder is tied for 32nd in home runs with 15 long balls this season.
With our free pick from the Home Run Derby we will play on Yoenis Cespedes at +500 odds to win the title at the sports books.