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2019 MLB Home Run Derby Preview & Odds

Some of the best sluggers in MLB will clash in the Home Run Derby tonight at 8:00 PM ET at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

The stakes are high this time because the winner will walk away with a $1 million prize. The eight entries this year will compete in a single-elimination matchup tournament. The first round will include the following duels:

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays) vs. Matt Chapman (Athletics)

Alex Bregman (Astros) vs. Joc Pederson (Dodgers)

Pete Alonso (Mets) vs. Carlos Santana (Indians)

Josh Bell (Pirates) vs. Ronald Acuña Jr. (Braves)

Odds to win the 2019 Home Run Derby
(Courtesy of Jazz Sports)

Josh Bell +325

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +350

Pete Alonso +375

Joc Pederson +650

Ronald Acuña Jr. +700

Alex Bregman +750

Matt Chapman +800

Carlos Santana +900

Matt Chapman to win

Yes +800

No -1450

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to win

Yes +350

No -500

Alex Bregman to win

Yes +750

No -1300

Joc Pederson to win

Yes +650

No -1050

Josh Bell to win

Yes +325

No -475

Ronald Acuña Jr.

Yes +700

No -1200

Pete Alonso to win

Yes +375

No -600

Carlos Santana to win

Yes +900

No -1700

Josh Bell is favored to win this event for a reason, he has an easy path the to Finals, he has five home runs in 26 at-bats in July and he's clearly motivated to participate, as evidenced by his comments on 93.7 The Fan about the $1 million prize:

"There's no real motivation to do it without the money. It's life-changing money. It's double what I'm making. I have a 1 in 8 chance to win. I'll take that over the lottery."

MLB Pick: Josh Bell +325

Check odds here: http://bit.ly/jazzonaff

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