Best Odds For Kentucky Derby Head-To-Head Matchups

  • Essential Quality has -450 odds to beat Dynamic one in a head-to-head matchup.
  • Known Agenda is favored to beat Helium in a head-to-head matchup with -275 odds.
  • Rock Your World has -250 odds to beat Midnight Bourbon.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—As the Kentucky Derby is quickly approaching, bettors can not only begin betting on the futures odds for the race, but they can also look to bet on the head-to-head matchups as well.

Online sportsbooks have odds on different head-to-head matchups including some of the top horses in the race like Essential Quality, Known Agenda, and Rock Your World.

The first matchup that bettors could look to bet on is between Essential Quality and Dynamic one where Essential Quality is favored.

Race Matchup - 11. Dynamic One v 14. Essential Quality

  • Essential Quality -450
  • Dynamic One +290

Essential Quality’s Kentucky Derby odds are favored over Dynamic One for a reason and that is because he is favored to win the Kentucky Derby as a whole.

In fact, Essential Quality is arguably the best horse in the world right now as he has never lost a race in his career having gone 5-0 in all five of his starts. Dynamic One, on the other hand, has not seen the same success as in five races in his career, he has only won one race.

Bettors should make no mistake here and back Essential Quality’s odds at any cost as they are sure to payout.

Race Matchup - 1. Known Agenda v 12. Helium

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  • Known Agenda -275
  • Helium +200

This is one of the more interesting head-to-head matchups taking place in the Kentucky Derby. Known Agenda is going into this matchup as the favorite being that he has the third shortest odds to win the Derby overall, however, bettors should not be so quick to jump on his odds right away.

Although Known Agenda is favored, Helium has never lost a race in his career in the three races he has been in. Known Agenda has gone 3-3 in his six races which is not appealing. With that said, Helium could end up with a better finishing position being that he is on a hotter streak right now.

Race Matchup - 10. Midnight Bourbon v 15. Rock Your World

  • Rock Your World -250
  • Midnight Bourbon +180

Rock Your World is going into the Kentucky Derby with the second shortest odds to win overall which explains why he is favored in this matchup with Midnight Bourbon. Also backing up Rock Your World’s odds is the fact that he has not lost a race in his three races.

Not to mention, Midnight Bourbon has only won two races in his career out of seven total. However, in those seven races, he has placed in the top three every time which could be a bit of an eye-opener.

Bettors here could lean either way, but Rock Your World is coming out looking for a fourth straight win.

The Kentucky Derby is slated for Saturday, May 1 at 6:50 p.m. EST and will be shown on NBC.