Make some bucks off Barry Bonds

July 12, 2007

With all the hype and anti-hype surrounding Barry Bond’s chase of Hank Aaron’s home run record, there is one thing that hasn’t been talked about much: the money that bettors could make when Bonds finally breaks the record.

Like him or loathe him, the fact is the San Francisco Giants’ slugger is going to set a new home run record, and you may as well make a few bucks off it. Many, many sportsbooks are offering Prop bets on Bonds’ imminent record-breaking home run.

For example, Bodog has a wide variety of wagers – some serious, some silly – that will make the Bonds Watch much more fun. There are straightforward bets, like: What will the pitch count be when Barry Bonds breaks the HR Record? You can choose among 0 balls, 0 strikes, or 1 ball, 2 strikes, and so on. The lowest odds are 1 ball, 0 strikes (3-1) while the biggest are for 3 balls, 0 strikes (12-1).

There’s also a few that are essentially a flip of the coin, like: When Bonds breaks the record, will the Pitcher’s Jersey number be odd or even?

For the full list of Barry Bonds bets, go to Bodog, click on Baseball, then MLB, then MLB Player Props.

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