2011 MLB Futures - Most Regular Season Home Runs Predictions
The 2011 MLB regular season is winding down and now is the time of the year where most bettors start making their future bets before it's too late. Most MLB bettors don't like tying up their bankroll for the entire MLB season, which is why most bettors will bet on future bets after the MLB All-Star break. This week we're going to take a look at the players who have the best chance to win the MLB regular season home run title.
» 2011 MLB Most Regular Season Home Runs Contenders
Jose Bautista is the favourite to win the regular season home run title again this season at -400. Jose is leading the majors right now with 31 home runs, but several players have been gaining ground on Bautista recently. Jose is averaging a home run every 10.90 at bats, but he has been in a slump this week and he hasn't hit a single home run.
Mark Teixeira is sitting at +600 odds at Bodog right now and I like those odds. Mark has 29 home runs and 3 of those home runs came this week, which put him within 2 of Bautista. If anyone has a chance to beat Bautista it's definitely Teixeira. Mark has the advantage of playing all his home games at Yankees Stadium and he seems to be turning it up the past few weeks.
Matt Kemp is currently sitting with 26 home runs and will need to start hitting a hot bat if he wants to have the most regular season home runs this season. Kemp is at +5000 right now and considering he's only 5 home runs behind the lead, he still has a great chance to make a run at the title during the last few weeks of the regular season.
Bodog is also offering a Field bet at +500, which includes everyone not listed on their odds page for this future bet. A lot of players are listed for the bet, but certain players have been included in the field bet such as Curtis Granderson and Lance Berkman. Granderson has 28 home runs and Berkman has 27 home runs, so both players could easily win the title this year and at +500 for the field there is tons of value.
» 2011 MLB Regular Season Home Run Predictions
I'm betting on Mark Teixeira at +600 and the field at +500 this season because I really think Bautista is going to slump near the end of the season and fall off of his current pace. Teixeira has the best shot at passing Bautista, but I also like the fact that the field bet at Bodog includes Granderson and Berkman. Berkman is averaging a home run every 11.26 at bats, which is ranked 2nd in the majors behind Bautista, so if he can pick up some more at bats he should pick up some more homers. Curtis is also hitting a hot bat this season and he plays in NY, so he should be able to crack a few more out before the seasons over.