Will Albert Pujols Hit 700 Home Runs?
The race for the playoffs isn't the only popular storyline heading down the final stretch of the MLB season.
We're also on 700-watch for long-time MLB legend, Albert Pujols, who is trying to become just the fourth person in history to hit 700 home runs throughout their career. He already sits in fourth on the all-time list, and is three away from 700 as of writing this article.
Oddsmakers at FanDuel Sportsbook have set odds for whether or not he'll achieve the feat. Let's dive into those odds now.
Albert Pujols 700 Home Run Odds
- OVER 699.5 Home Runs (-210)
- UNDER 699.5 Home Runs (+168)
So, based on the odds, Albert Pujols is expected to reach at least 700 dingers. In terms of implied probability, -210 odds translates to 67.74%, so Pujols has a favorable chance to reach the historic milestone.
At the All-Star break, things weren't looking good for Pujols. He had only hit six home runs in the first half of the season, but he caught fire since then. He's hit 12 home runs since the break, and now he's just three home runs away.
With 18 home runs in 92 games played this season, he's averaging a home run every 5.11 games. With him needing three more home runs to hit 700, that means he'll need about 16 games to pull it off.
The Cardinals have 19 games left on their schedule, so he might cut it close, but based on his season average, he should be able to get it done.
Also, who wants to be a downer and bet on Pujols to not hit 700 home runs?
Let's take the over, and have fun as we witness history.
Pick: OVER 699.5 Home Runs (-210)
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