Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bovada sets Bryce Harper's home run over/under at 26.5

Bovada set the over/under for home runs hit by Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper at 26.5 for 2014 (hat tip to Buster Olney for tweeting this out).

Harper, who was recently named the most overrated player by his MLB peers has a career-high of 22 dingers in a season, which he hit during his 139-game rookie campaign.

The 21-year-old Harper will need to play in at least 130 games for the bet to be valid. He played in just 118 games in 2013 and hit 20 homers.

Here is Harper's most recent homer from today's action against the New York Mets.

Hard to take the under when you see his raw power. If he reaches the minimum threshold set by Bovada for games played, I believe he is safe for the over.

What about you? Over or under?

Photo courtesy of Scott Ableman via Flickr.

Chris Carelli is a freelance sports writer/editor and the Director of Content Strategy for Sportsideo.