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Belmont Stakes Head To Head Matchups

The casual sports bettor can find racebook betting terminology a little intimidating, but something everyone can understand is a matchup.

Editor Note: With I'll Have Another scratched, the following odds will be replaced with new horse matchups, follow the links below.

And that’s what many online racebooks offer to casual fans at Triple Crown time and in their Belmont Stakes odds menus.

[ See the current Belmont odds here at OddsShark.com ]

Betting on horse vs horse (known as head to head matchups) is a way to bet your favorite horse to finish ahead of another horse. This is similar to NASCAR betting where betting on an outright winner is difficult, but betting on Kyle Busch to finish ahead of Kurt Busch offers better odds.

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Not surprisingly, I’ll Have Another had been favored in every horse matchup posted by racebook Bovada this week. But think back to 2008 when Big Brown came to Belmont with a chance to complete the Triple Crown. He failed and was pulled up, finishing last. In that race, every longshot matchup vs Big Brown paid out.

Could it be the same Saturday?

Check out all the Belmont Stakes matchup odds below, lines courtesy of Bovada:

Head To Head Matchups

Dullahan                      -120

Union Rags                 -110

Union Rags                 -180

Paynter                                    +150

Street Life                   +130

Paynter                                    -160

Optimizer                    -130

My Adonis                  EVEN

Unstoppable U                        +120

Atigun                         -150

Ravelo's Boy               -140

Five Sixteen                +110

Unstoppable U                        +110

Optimizer                    -140

Unstoppable U                        +110

My Adonis                  -140

Atigun                         -110

Optimizer                    -120

Atigun                         -125

My Adonis                  -105

Five Sixteen                -130

Guyana Star Dweej     EVEN

Ravelo's Boy               -135

Guyana Star Dweej     +105

Dullahan                      -170

Paynter                                    +140

Race Props

Winning Time of The 2012 Belmont Stakes?

Over / Under 2:29.00           

Will the winner of the 2012 Belmont Stakes break Secretariats Belmont record of 2:24?   

Yes (Faster than 2:24.00)                    10/1    

No (Not Faster then 2:24.00)              1/20   

How many lengths will the winner of the 2012 Belmont Stakes win by?    

More than or equal to length               4/9       (-225)

Less than 1 length                               37/20   (+185)

How many lengths will the winner of the 2012 Belmont Stakes win by?    

More than or equal to 3 lengths                      29/20   (+145)

Less than 3 lengths                             20/33   (-165)

Will the winner of the 2012 Belmont Stakes win Wire to Wire?      

Yes                  5/1       (+500)

No                   1/8       (-800)