Aaron Judge home run props draw widespread betting interest, New York Yankees star closes in on record

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Aaron Judge’s historic season has captivated the betting public, with some sportsbooks reporting more bets on the New York Yankees slugger to hit home runs than the results of games.

Like any other player offered at Caesars Sportsbook, Judge was bet on hitting a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. BetMGM reports that there are more bets on Judge’s home run prop odds than the outcome of the Pirates-Yankees game.

Judge, who has 60 homers this season, is just one shy of tying Roger Morris’ American League record, +200 at Caesars to hit a home run Thursday in the opener of a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox. Judge’s home run Thursday against the Red Sox is the most popular MLB player prop on DraftKings.

Judge settled for a pair of doubles but no homers in the Pirates’ 14-2 rout of the Yankees on Wednesday.

“Fans flocked to see us win a ballgame and hit some homers,” Judge joked after the game. “So I think I’ve got to cut these double things down, I guess.”

Judge’s home run odds were up to +370 when the Yankees opened the season against the Red Sox at Caesars Sportsbook. They were nowhere near as good as last week, but bettors weren’t turned off.

At sportsbook PointsBet in September, Judge attracted 13% of all home run wagers. According to PointsBet, Paul Goldschmidt and Shohei Ohtani — the second- and third-most-betted players — are four times more bet.

Judge led the American League in batting average (.317) and RBI (128) entering Thursday, and Caesars Sportsbook has the All-Star outfielder at even-money to win the Triple Crown.

PointsBet says the onus is bigger for Judge to win the Triple Crown than for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to win the NFL regular-season MVP, an ever-popular awards market.

Judge is a massive -5,000 favorite to win the American League MVP at Caesars Sportsbook and even bigger at other sportsbooks.

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