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Despite Cursed Post Draw, Tiz the Law Huge Favorite To Win 2020 Kentucky Derby

kentucky derby favorite tiz the law practicing in a training session

The field and gate draws of the 146th Kentucky Derby are set.

And that, of course, means that betting odds are finally posted for the 2020 Run for the Roses.

If you’ve been following along with this year’s adjusted Triple Crown schedule, it should come as no surprise that Tiz the Law, winner of the abbreviated Belmont Stakes on June 20, is favored to win The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.

However, after the anticipated post-position drawing, you might be very surprised to learn just how big a Kentucky Derby betting favorite he is, especially given the fact that he’ll be starting the race out of the 17th position.

No horse in the history of the Kentucky Derby has ever started from Post 17 and gone on to with the race. Forty-one horses have tried, and 41 horses have failed.

Nevertheless, Tiz the Law is a 3-5 favorite at the official Churchill Downs racebook. That means you’d have to put up $3 to win $5 on Tiz the Law’s Derby chances.

For sports bettors unused to horse racing betting, that translates to American moneyline odds of -167, and it’s a rare thing indeed that a Kentucky Derby horse is favored in the negative.

Of course, Tiz the Law’s post draw is an issue that will likely temper his opening numbers, and the morning line odds on Saturday could certainly shift to offer longer odds – and thus, better payouts – on the three-year-old bay colt out of New York.

As always, the final Kentucky Derby odds won’t be known until all betting is closed right before the race is scheduled to start at 7:01 PM EST (NBC).

For those interested in the entire undercard, the first races of the day will commence at 11:00 AM, with NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage beginning at 2:30 PM.

While there will be plenty of action on the first 13 races of the day (including at all the best international online racebooks), the main event will dwarf the money risked on all these races combined.

The following Derby odds are currently offered at Bovada, and they are listed in post order. When you make a Derby bet at an offshore OTB, the odds you lock in will not change. Remember, these are futures bets, not pari-mutuel wagers.

2020 Kentucky Derby Winner Odds

Via Bovada Racebook

  • Finnick The Fierce +8000
  • Max Player +4000
  • Enforceable +4000
  • Storm The Court +6600
  • Major Fed +5000
  • King Guillermo +2200
  • Money Moves +5500
  • South Bend +8000
  • Mr. Big News +10000
  • Thousand Words +1800
  • Necker Island +12500
  • Sole Volante +3300
  • Attachment Rate +5500
  • Winning Impression +12500
  • Ny Traffic +2500
  • Honor A. P. +650
  • Tiz The Law -150
  • Authentic +1000

Again, because the above are futures odds, if you see a line you like, that line will pay out as listed.

In the case of Tiz the Law, who is a -150 favorite, placing a futures wager on him now carries its own risk.

Consider: If Tiz the Law’s odds lengthen, you will get a smaller payout by wagering today. However, if his odds tighten further – and they very well could given that the only horse anywhere close to him on the boards is Honor A. P. at +650 – right now might be your best chance to lock in the biggest cash haul possible.

Bovada and other top online racebooks also offer Kentucky Derby exotics and props. These retain the futures format, locking in your payout potential when you place your bet.

2020 Kentucky Derby Place Odds (Top-Two Finish)

  1. Finnick The Fierce +2500
  2. Max Player +1200
  3. Enforceable +1200
  4. Storm The Court +2200
  5. Major Fed +1600
  6. King Guillermo +750
  7. Money Moves +1800
  8. South Bend +2500
  9. Mr. Big News +3300
  10. Thousand Words +600
  11. Necker Island +3500
  12. Sole Volante +1000
  13. Attachment Rate +1800
  14. Winning Impression +3500
  15. Ny Traffic +850
  16. Honor A. P. +230
  17. Tiz The Law -400
  18. Authentic +325

2020 Kentucky Derby Show Odds (Top-Three Finish)

  1. Finnick The Fierce +1400
  2. Max Player +750
  3. Enforceable +750
  4. Storm The Court +1200
  5. Major Fed +900
  6. King Guillermo +400
  7. Money Moves +1000
  8. South Bend +1400
  9. Mr. Big News +1800
  10. Thousand Words +325
  11. Necker Island +2000
  12. Sole Volante +550
  13. Attachment Rate +1000
  14. Winning Impression +2000
  15. Ny Traffic +450
  16. Honor A. P. +125
  17. Tiz The Law -700
  18. Authentic +180

Winner – Tiz The Law v The Field

  • Tiz The Law -150
  • Field +120

First Half Mile Time

  • Over 45.9 Seconds -120
  • Under 45.9 Seconds -120

First Quarter Time

  • Over 22.7 Seconds -120
  • Under 22.7 Seconds -120

How Many Words Will Be In The Name Of The Derby Winner?

  • 3 Or More -300
  • 2 +300
  • 1 +900

How Old Will The Winning Jockey Be?

  • 28 Years Or Less -190
  • 29 Years Or More +145

How Old Will The Winning Trainer Be?

  • 75 Years Or More -270
  • 74 Years Or Less +180

How Many Lengths Will The Winner Of The Kentucky Derby Win By?

  • 1 Or More -330
  • Less Than 1 +215

How Many Tweets Will Donald Trump Have On The Day Of The Race?

  • Over 20.5 -120
  • Under 20.5 -120

Last Place Horse’s Saddlecloth Number Will Be Odd Or Even?

  • Odd -140
  • Even EVEN

Last Place Horse’s Saddlecloth Number Will Be?

  • 1-9 -130
  • 10-18 -110

The above Kentucky Derby props are only about half of the total number of different wagers you can place on the race, and that’s before including all the possible combinations of parlays (exactas, trifectas, superfectas, etc.) and boxed bets.

Of course, if Tiz the Law wins on Saturday, the hype for the 2020 Preakness Stakes (Saturday, October 3) will be off the charts, and the available number of horse bets will be, too.

Are you off to the races?

Source: BloodHorse

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