Bet On The 2016 Belmont Stakes – Odds and Picks

The 2016 edition of the Belmont Stakes won’t have a potential Triple Crown winner in the race like the last couple years, but that doesn’t mean the Belmont Stakes isn’t still a massive race with a lot on the line.  Exaggerator is in the race and looking to build on his Preakness Stakes win as a big favorite at the Belmont this Saturday.  Here’s the video of the Preakness and you can see why Exaggerator is considered the real deal heading into this race:

Exaggerator ruined the chance for Nyquist to get the Triple Crown, but now has the ability to win two of the three Triple Crown races this year and perhaps become the top rated three-year-old Thoroughbred of the year.

In this article I’ll be looking at the early odds for the Belmont Stakes race this week and also provide a step by step guide to betting on the Belmont Stakes race this year.

2016 Belmont Stakes Odds

Here are the early odds for the Belmont Stakes race from  These are the futures odds, so they are fixed odds if you place your wager before Saturday.  If you bet on the race on Saturday the odds will be in parimutuel betting format, which means the odds can change depending on who the bets come in on.

Bovada Belmont Stakes

As you can see Exaggerator is the favorite heading into this race.  Bovada is giving Exaggerator about a 50% chance of winning this race.

How To Bet On 2016 Belmont Stakes in The USA

Here’s a quick step by step guide to betting on the Belmont Stakes race if you’re a US resident.

#1. Open a Account

The first step to placing your Belmont Stakes bets is to open an online sports betting account.  Our top rated sportsbook for American residents is  They’re by far the most popular sportsbook among Americans and are focused completely on the American market by only accepting American players.  This is great for US residents because it means that the entire sports betting experience at is catered towards Americans, which makes deposits, withdrawals and betting options focused on Americans. is currently offering a sign up bonus of $250.

#2. Deposit

Next up you’ll need to make a deposit into your account.  Bovada accepts credit cards, Bitcoin and Rapid Transfer deposits.  These are all very easy to use deposit methods for American residents.  Bovada is focused on making the betting experience easy for Americans at their site and this extends to payment options.

#3. Place Your Belmont Stakes Bets

Now that you’ve deposited you’re ready to bet on this years Belmont Stakes.

Once at the Bovada website you should click on ‘Horses’ and then select Belmont Park and find the Belmont Stakes race on Saturday.

If you’re ready to place your bet before Saturday you can do so by clicking on ‘Horse Racing Futures and Props’ in the sportsbook section of the site.  You will find odds that look like the screenshot I posted above and if you bet through this method your wager will be locked in at the odds provided.

For more general information check out our Belmont Stakes betting tips page.

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