When a player is tied for the National League lead in home runs, it’s no surprise to see him favored in a home run-hitting contest.
Bovada pinned Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who entered the All-Star break with 21 home runs, as the favorite to win Monday’s Home Run Derby in Minneapolis with 3-1 odds.
The guy Stanton is sharing the home run lead with — Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki — is the fifth favorite with 8-1 odds.
Oakland A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, last year’s Home Run Derby champion, is tied with Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig for the second-best odds at 5-1. Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is listed at 11-2 odds.
Last year, Cespedes entered the contest with the third-best odds at 11-2 and trumped the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper in the final.
Colorado Rockies veteran Justin Morneau, who won the 2008 Home Run Derby as a Minnesota Twin, faces 10-1 odds at Target Field, which he used to call home.
Here are Bovada’s odds for this year’s Home Run Derby, as of 1 p.m. ET Mpnday:
Giancarlo Stanton: 3-1
Yasiel Puig: 5-1
Yoenis Cespedes: 5-1
Jose Bautista: 11-2
Troy Tulowitzki: 8-1
Josh Donaldson: 10-1
Justin Morneau: 10-1
Todd Frazier: 12-1
Adam Jones: 12-1
Brian Dozier: 12-1
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