The Santa Anita Derby, a key race for recent Kentucky Derby winners, highlights a trio of 3-year-old stakes races on Saturday 2021 rac that will help fill in the ever-changing 3-year-old picture. They are the $800,00 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, the $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct and the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby.
NL West odds from PointsBet Los Angeles Dodgers (-304) San Diego Padres (+195) San Francisco Giants (+5000) Arizona Diamondbacks (+6000) Colorado Rockies (+10000) Prediction The Dodgers are so good, and get some players back in the fold for 2021. There is really no value taking them, unless you put them in a parlay.
NL Central odds from PointsBet NJ, IN, IL, MI (Use code AMGAMBLER on signup to get bonus) St. Louis Cardinals (+120) Milwaukee Brewers (+290) Cincinnati Reds (+350) Chicago Cubs (+430) Pittsburgh Pirates (+10000) Prediction: Everyone is on the Cardinals, but it was the Cubs that won the division in 2020.
NL East odds from William Hill (Use code WHGAMBLERRF on signup to get $500 in free bets) New York Mets (+140) Atlanta Braves (+140) Washington Nationals (+650) Philadelphia Phillies (+850) Miami Marlins (+2500) Prediction Not many people are talking about the 2019 World Series champions (Nats) and the Marlins, who were a playoff team in 2020. This seems to be all about the newly-rich Mets and a Braves’ team that came within a few innings of the 2020 World Series.
There are three teams in the American League West that will think they have a legitimate chance to win the division. One of them, the Houston Astros, has made it to at least the AL Championship Series every year since 2016.
There are not too many Major League Baseball Opening Day playoff matchups from 2020, but this is one of them. The Minnesota Twins come into 2021 as the third choice (odds of +750) to win the American League Pennant, behind the New York Yankees (+230) and division rivals Chicago White Sox (+380).