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Tonight is the 2022 MLB Home Run Derby and to make watching baseball’s greatest batters launching balls a whole bunch of toes with ease much more enjoyable, now we have a betting preview that will help you get some pores and skin within the recreation on tonight’s occasion.
Beyond that, verify in with the most recent Super Bowl futures odds, see how the British Open performed out, be taught the most recent within the Kevin Durant commerce request saga and extra.
How to Bet on the Home Run Derby
The Mets’ Pete Alonso goes for the three-peat tonight at Dodgers Stadium within the Home Run Derby, however he faces stiff competitors with Kyle Schwarber, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Juan Soto all trying to unseat him.
Below are the percentages for the competitors, which begins at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN:
Pete Alonso +215
Kyle Schwarber +320
Ronald Acuña, Jr. +600
Juan Soto +600
Corey Seager +850
Julio Rodriguez +1000
Jose Ramirez +1500
Albert Pujols +1600
Jen Piacenti broke down the sphere and supplied her decide to win all of it. Here are a few of her notes on the highest opponents:
“Alonso has dominated this event for the past two years and is only the third player to win back-to-back HR derbies. Alonso has the highest max exit velocity of the players competing (116.5).”
“Not only does Schwarber lead the field in average exit velocity (93), barrel rate (21.7%) and max home run distance (468), his first-round matchup is with Albert Pujols. He could take it easy in the first round and still win it all.”
“Soto hit 46 homers last year before being eliminated by Alonso, and one of those homers was 520 feet–the longest recorded in the Statcast era. Soto got his groove back after the Derby last year, hitting 18 homers and batting .348 after the break.”
Super Bowl Futures Odds Shift
The center of the offseason is the proper time to stay up for the seemingly distant futures markets, like the percentages for Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.
Oddly sufficient, the final two groups to win the large recreation hosted it at their very own stadium (Buccaneers, 2021; Rams, 2022), a rarity that hadn’t occurred earlier than in league historical past. That pattern may come to an finish this season for the Cardinals, whose odds are dropping steam because the season approaches.
Frankie Taddeo checked in with the groups whose odds have taken the largest leaps and hits over an offseason that’s been jam-packed with league-altering transactions.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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“The Buccaneers are tied with Buffalo and Green Bay with the highest season win totals of 11.5. Todd Bowles’s squad is the biggest favorite to win any of the eight NFL divisions, currently installed as -325 favorites to win the NFC South.”
Los Angeles Chargers
“The Bolts have a regular-season win total sitting at 10.5, juiced to the over at odds of -143, and are expected to get off to a hot start as they are favored in six of their first seven games.”
“Opposing teams will get up on a weekly basis to play the Bengals and with the Ravens expected to get healthier at numerous positions, oddsmakers now have Baltimore (+160) favored over Cincinnati (+200) to win the AFC North.”
“Perhaps the biggest reason for the adjustment of their odds is due to the six-game suspension of all-pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (performance-enhancing). Kyler Murray will be forced to depend on former Ravens wideout Marquise Brown until Hopkins returns for a Week 7 showdown with New Orleans.”
See how the percentages for the opposite 28 NFL groups have modified within the offseason to seek out worth out there.
In Other News
Cameron Smith Wins British Open: Smith (+2500) received the a hundred and fiftieth British Open and beat favourite Rory McIlroy (+1000) behind a stellar outing on Sunday. It was the primary main title of Smith’s profession.
Suns Reportedly Unlikely to Acquire Durant: Phoenix was beforehand thought-about one of many prime touchdown spots for Kevin Durant after his commerce request, however after the Suns retained Deandre Ayton, who can’t be traded till Jan. 15, the crew now not has the property to make a aggressive supply.
Soto Says No to Nats Offer, Open for Trade: Washington’s All-Star outfielder rejected a 15-year, $440-million deal that will have made him the best paid participant in league historical past. The crew now intends to take heed to commerce presents for Juan Soto, who’s underneath contract by the top of the 2024 season.
Chiefs’ OT Brown to Play Under Franchise Tag: The two sides had been unable to agree on a long run deal earlier than Friday’s deadline and Orlando Brown, a three-time Pro Bowler, is now anticipated to sit down out coaching camp and doubtlessly longer.
Orioles Take Jackson Holiday No. 1 in MLB Draft: Baltimore landed a highschool shortstop and the son of all-star Matt Holiday with the primary decide Sunday night time. Holiday was MLB.com’s No. 2-rated prospect and joins a rising listing of second era gamers within the league.
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