Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and CONCACAF Previews and Odds - 07/12/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Monday sports card features the MLB Home Run Derby and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The MLB Home Run Derby takes place at Coors Field on ESPN at 8 PM ET. 

The money line favorite is Shohei Ohtani, who is listed as a +260 money line favorite (all odds from Draft Kings) to win this event. The Los Angeles Angels’ pitching/hitting superstar has clubbed 33 home runs this season. Fifteen of his home runs clocked at 110 or more miles per hour, tops in the MLB.

Joey Gallo is a +450 money line favorite to win the Home Run Derby. The Texas Rangers’ slugger has clubbed 24 homers this season, with 13 of them occurring in his last 19 games.

Pete Alonso is a +500 money line favorite to win this event. The Mets’ third baseman has 17 home runs this season. The reigning 2019 champion clubbed 57 homers in that event, including 20 and 23 in the semifinals and finals. Alonso earned bonus time with at least three home runs distancing at least 440 yards in all three rounds. 

Matt Olson is a +580 money line favorite to win the Home Run Derby. The A’s slugger has 23 home runs this season. Since his final call-up on August 8th, 2017, Olson has banged out 122 home runs, third-most in the Major Leagues during that span. 

Salvador Perez is s a +700 money line favorite to win the event. The Kansas City Royals catcher has clubbed 21 home runs. Perez aspires to be the first Royals player and the first catcher to win the Home Run Derby.

Juan Soto is a +750 money line favorite. He has 11 homers this season. Soto is the 18th player in AL or NL history to reach at least 80 home runs at 22-years-old. 

Trevor Story is a +800 money line favorite with the Derby. The Rockies shortstop has hit 11 home runs this season. His 487-foot homer on September 5th, 2018, is the longest home run recorded at Coors Field. Three previous Home Run Derby winners were competing in their home park. 

Trey Mancini is a +1000 money line favorite to win the Home Run Derby. He has hammered 16 home runs for the Orioles. Mancini is a sentimental favorite returning to action this season after not playing last year as he recovered from stage 3 colon cancer. 

Coors Field is the sixth-most home-run friendly park in MLB. The left-field fence measures 347 feet, with left-center at 390 feet, center field at 415 feet, right-center measuring at 375 field, and the right-field fence at 350 feet. 

The CONCACAF Gold Cup continues with two matches in the opening round of the group stage on FS1 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Jamaica plays Suriname at 6:30 PM ET as a -1 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. 

The second game of the FS1 doubleheader has Costa Rica facing Guadeloupe at 9 PM ET as a -2 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.

All photographic images used for editorial content have been licensed from the Associated Press.

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