Belmont Stakes 2018: Morning line odds, picks and how to bet on horse racing

Horse racing is still on the American sports radar with Justify going for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.

If you want to get in on the action, good news: Betting on horse racing is legal across the United States, so you won’t have a problem getting picks down online.

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A parimutuel system is used in horse racing, which is different from betting on a basketball or football game against a point spread in Las Vegas. Bettors aren’t wagering against the bookie or house, but against each other, and the house takes a cut. So these numbers could change plenty between now and post time. It also means odds aren’t fixed at the time of the bet.

Belmont odds, post positions

Here are the post positions and morning line odds for the Belmont field, according to Vegas Insider. The morning line odds will be updated before the race.

Post Horse ML Odds 1 Justify 45 2 Free Drop Billy 301 3 Bravazo 81 4 Hofburg 92 5 Restoring Hope 301 6 Gronkowski 121 7 Tenfold 121 8 Vino Rosso 81 9 Noble Indy 301 10 Blended Citizen 151

*Morning Line Odds created by Belmont Park Head Oddsmaker Eric Donovan as of June 9.

Belmont picks

Vinnie Iyer: Justify dominated the Derby and mudded to victory in the Preakness. daftar poker With three weeks to recover, its biggest challenge at the Belmont will be keeping up momentum through a daunting mile-and-a-half race.

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Justify should have plenty of energy, being in the unique position of not having raced as a 2-year-old. It will be ready and it would be shocking if it’s not in great position to take the Belmont coming down the final stretch.

Win: Justify Place: Gronkowski Show: Vino Rosso

— V.I.

How to bet on horse racing

If you’re betting at a window, whether it be at Pimlico or your local track simulcasting the Preakness, say the name of the track, the number race you’re betting, how much you want to wager, the type of wager and the numbers post positions of the horses you’re including in your bet.

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Horse racing wager types

There are tons of different ways to bet on a horse race, but here are some of the most common and ones you’ll likely hear about come Preakness time on Saturday.

— Win, place, show, or first, second and third. When you bet on the winner, you simply get the horse at its odds and if it wins, you cash that amount. So $10 on a horse at 12-to-1 nets you $120. If you bet on a horse to “place,” or come in second, the payout is less, and same goes for “show.”