2022 MLB Home Run Derby Betting Picks: Participants, Odds, and Best Bets

Sports bettors won’t have to wait long for the biggest betting event of the week, as that honor goes to the MLB Home Run Derby, which is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. EDT on Monday from Dodger Stadium. You can find a lot of betting options and odds on MLB betting apps that are available in US.

Caesars Sportsbook is offering great odds for MLB Home Run Derby, which are explained below.

The most exciting event of baseball’s All Star festivities will pit eight of baseball’s premier power bats against each other in head-to-head matchups until just one remains. The participants were seeded from one to eight based on their home run totals when the event field was finalized Thursday.

Pete Alonso is unsurprisingly the betting favorite, as the Mets first baseman is attempting to win the Home Run Derby for a third consecutive year. He has +200 odds and got the No. 2 seed thanks to his 23 home runs when seeds were set.

Kyle Schwarber leads the NL in home runs, and this will be the second Home Run Derby appearance for the 2018 runner-up. Schwarber’s 28 long balls earned the Phillies slugger the No. 1 seed, and he has the second-best odds to win at +300.

Juan Soto’s inaugural Home Run Derby performance last year in Colorado included a derby-record 520-foot blast. The young Nationals slugger returns as the No. 4 seed and third-favorite betting option at +600.

Ronald Acuna of the Braves leads the league in average home run distance this season, so he has more than enough power to excel in this competition at +750 odds. The No. 7 seed would likely have even better victory odds if he didn’t have the misfortune of drawing No. 2 seed Alonso in the first round.

Corey Seager signed with the Rangers in the offseason, but the former Dodgers shortstop will be back at his old stomping grounds as the No. 3 seed. His +1000 odds to win are identical to those of his first-round opponent.

Seager’s opponent will be Julio Rodriguez of the Mariners, who is seeded sixth and has +1000 odds. Rodriguez is the first rookie to participate in this event since both Alonso and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. did so in 2019.

Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez leads the AL in RBIs and will be making his first Home Run Derby appearance. The No. 5 seed will face Soto in the first round and has the second-longest odds to win it all at +1600.

Albert Pujols is past his prime, but the retiring Cardinals star will give it his all in his final Home Run Derby appearance and first since 2015. Those who believe the No. 8 seed’s capable of a Cinderella run can lock Pujols in at +2000 odds as the competition’s biggest long shot, but he’ll face a stiff test right off the bat against Schwarber in the first round.

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