- Saturday’s Belmont Stakes is the final leg of the Triple Crown
- Shopping for odds can produce value
- Only two of 10 horses entered are coming off of a win
Before you buy a new TV it is often worthwhile to look at several stores and online retailers. The same is true in wagering on horses.
As you handicap Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, each sportsbook has somewhat different odds. Let’s look at a cross section of prices and see where you can get some value.
2019 Belmont Stakes Odds
|Horse||Odds at Book 1||Odds at Book 2||Odds at Book 3||Odds at Book 4||Odds at Book 5|
|War of Will||+150||+225||+245||+250||+240|
*Odds taken 06/07/19
Shopping around pays. If you like the favorite, Tacitus, more than 2-1 is a lot better than a shade over 3/2. Should you be interested in Spinoff, getting 15-1 provides significantly better value than 10-1.
At the end of the day, or month, or year, if you count wins and losses and consider return on investment, maximizing your winnings is important. Now pick a winner and cash in.
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