2016 Belmont Stakes Odds

The 148th running of the Belmont Stakes will place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The 1.5-mile long race is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, although history will not be made this year.

After winning the Kentucky Derby as the +300 favorite, many horse racing fans speculated that Nyquist would duplicate American Pharoah’s feat by winning the Triple Crown. Nyquist’s Kentucky Derby win caused his odds of winning the Triple Crown to jump from +1325 to +210 at the William Hill sportsbook. Although more than 80% of tickets were backing Nyquist, sharp money was clearly on the other side.

Although more than 80% of tickets were backing Nyquist, sharp money was clearly on the other side.

Despite closing as an overwhelming -175 favorite to win the Preakness Stakes, Nyquist settled for third place. Exaggerator, who closed with the second best odds at +300, did an excellent job of navigating the muddy track en route to the winner’s circle.

On Tuesday morning, Bovada became the first offshore sportsbook to post odds for the 2016 Belmont Stakes with Exaggerator (+175) listed as the favorite, followed by Nyquist at +275. In a head-to-head matchup at 5Dimes, Exaggerator (-130) was a slight favorite over Nyquist (-110).

Shortly after these odds were posted, it was announced Nyquist will miss the Belmont Stakes due to a high white blood cell count. This caused Exaggerator’s odds to jump from +170 to +110. It has since moved to -120.

The table below examines how the odds to win the 2016 Belmont Stakes have moved at Bovada. It will continually be updated as the race approaches.

Horse Bovada (6/10) Bovada (6/7) Bovada (5/25) Bovada (5/24)
Exaggerator +125 -120 +110 +175
Stradivari +700 +1000 +750 +1200
Suddenbreakingnews +700 +700 +650 +750
Destin +800 +1600 +1000 +1400
Cherry Wine +900 +1000 +750 +900
Brody's Cause +1400 +1800 +1200 +1400
Governor Malibu +1400 +2000 N/A N/A
Lani +1600 +2000 +1200 +1600
Creator +1600 +2500 +2000 +2500
Trojan Nation +4000 +3300 N/A N/A
Forever d'Oro +4000 +4000 N/A N/A
Seeking the Soul +4000 +4000 N/A N/A
Gettysburg +4000 N/A N/A N/A
Unified N/A +3300 +1400 +1600
Wild About Deb N/A +4000 N/A N/A
Mor Spirit N/A N/A N/A +2500
Nyquist N/A N/A N/A +275

For what it’s worth, Exaggerator is the fourth horse since 1960 to win the Preakness Stakes after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby. Of those three previous horses, two did not race in the Belmont Stakes while one did not finish the race.

Who do you think will win? Are any horses offering value? As always, please leave your thoughts and comments in the section below.

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David Solar

David Solar is the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He specializes in sports betting analytics and creating data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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  1. lani will be making his third start in triple crown race do you have any info on horses that ran in all 3 finishing off the board

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