Betting Edge Weekly Preview: It's Mostly in the Stars

Monday, July 16, 2018 1:51 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 16, 2018 1:51 PM UTC

This is one of the quietest sports betting weeks of the year, with baseball's regular season on hold until Thursday. However, there is still plenty of betting action on the board at 5Dimes with MLB betting odds for Monday’s Home Run Derby and Tuesday’s All-Star Game.

<p>There are also any number of ways to bet on professional golf’s third major of the season with the Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club in Scotland beginning Thursday. Week 6 of the CFL season offers football betting north of the border, and there is a full slate of WNBA games on the board as well as MLS matches on the heels of France’s victory Sunday in the World Cup final.</p><p>When it comes to <a href="" title="MLB Odds">betting on Monday's Home Run Derby</a> at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), the player with the best odds on the board at <a href="http://;book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">5Dimes</a> is Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper at +300. The value in his odds is a bit inflated in light of current form, but he does have 23 home runs on the year. Next on the list is Jesus Aguilar at +325. The Milwaukee Brewers’ first baseman leads the National League in home runs with 24. The player with the third-best odds to win Monday night’s contest is the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy at +500 betting odds. He comes into this competition with 22 dingers on the year.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;The epic showdown continues live at All-Star Week at the &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#HRDVR&lt;/a&gt; Day 2 qualifier. Tune in to our &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@Twitch&lt;/a&gt; channel to see who will advance &amp;amp; for a chance to win awesome on-stream giveaways.&lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— MLB Home Run Derby (@HRDerbyGame) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;July 15, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>As for moneyline odds for <a href="" title="Free Sports Picks">Tuesday's All-Star Game</a> (8 p.m ET, FOX), the American League opened as a slight -125 favorite with the betting odds on the National League set at +115. The total line is set at seven runs with -122 betting odds favoring the "over."</p><p>The futures odds to win the 2018 Open Championship -- also referred to as the British Open -- favor Dustin Johnson at +1200 to bring home the Claret Jug. The world’s No. 1-ranked player as never won this tournament, but he did tie for second in 2011. Betting odds for a few of the other top contenders to win start with the foursome of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Ricky Fowler at +1600. Spieth won last year’s Open at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England.</p><p>The next wave of golfers at +2000 odds to win includes Brooks Koepka coming off his recent victory in the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods is also in that group along with Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood and Jon Rahm.</p><p>Looking down the road a bit later in the week, the second half of the MLB regular season begins Thursday night with just one game on the slate. The St. Louis Cardinals (48-46) drifted to 7.5 games off the pace set by the Chicago Cubs (55-38) in the NL Central. They will have an excellent chance to make up some ground on the road this weekend in an extended five-game series, starting with Thursday's opener (7:05 p.m. ET, ESPN) and featuring a doubleheader of betting action at Wrigley Field on Saturday.</p><p>Week 6 in the CFL begins Thursday night at 7:30 ET with the Saskatchewan Roughriders going on the road to face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in an inter-division tilt between a pair of .500 teams. Calgary is once again setting the pace in the league at 4-0 both straight-up and against the spread. The Stampeders will close out the CFL Week 6 schedule on Saturday night at 9, at home against Montreal.</p>
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