- Epicenter has +450 odds to win the Kentucky Derby on BetOnline and MyBookie.
- Messier has +1200 odds to win the Kentucky Derby on MyBookie.
- There are +10000 odds for Happy Jack to win the Derby on BetOnline.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With the Kentucky Derby quickly approaching, it is time to start finding the most value in the odds. Different online sportsbooks have odds set for the Derby and they each have different odds set which could mean one book is offering more value than the others.
Line Shopping The Favorite
Legal online sportsbooks clearly have something in mind with Epicenter listed as the favorite to win the 2022 Kentucky Derby.
All signs point to Epicenter as he is trained by the best in the business, Steven Asmussen, the winningest trainer in horse racing.
Looking at where the Kentucky Derby odds are, Epicenter is a +400 favorite on Bovada and a +450 favorite on BetOnline and MyBookie.
As for which lines offer the most value on Epicenter, when betting in $100 units, BetOnline and MyBookie are offering a $450 payout while Bovada is offering $400 if Epicenter were to win. That said, when betting on the favorite BetOnline and MyBookies odds are the ones to take.
Line Shopping The Middle
One horse to keep an eye on with somewhat longer odds is Messier. Messier has been on fire in their six races having won three of them and coming in second place in the other three.
Messiers odds are scattered throughout the different odds boards on online sportsbooks. Bovada has him listed as the second shortest favorite with +650 odds while BetOnline has him listed at +900 for the fourth shortest odds.
Moving on to MyBookie though, they have Messier +1200 for the fifth shortest odds to win offering a $1,200 payout if they were to come out on top.
Line Shopping The Underdog
For those longshot bettors, Happy Jack could be on the radar with three top-3 finishes in 2022 including one win.
When looking to take those underdog odds, MyBookie is offering them at a short +6600 while Bovada has them just above at +8000. With the longest odds on Happy Jack, BetOnline is offering a $10,000 payout on a $100 bet at Happy Jacks +10000 odds.
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