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Kentucky Derby Expert Picks & Predictions for 2021 Race Today

Jason Schandl
Kentucky Derby expert picks and predictions for the 2021 race today.
Kentucky Derby expert picks and predictions for the 2021 race today. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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The 2021 Kentucky Derby is here, with the post time set for 6:57 p.m. EST.

There are no shortage of fun ways to bet on the Derby on TVG, but even if you're just placing some fun wagers, you'll want some info to guide your choices.

With that in mind, here's what the experts are predicting for the race.

2021 Kentucky Derby Expert Predictions & Picks

Doug Kezirian and Anita Marks' picks are from ESPN, Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert's picks are from the New York Times.

Kentucky Derby Winner

Doug Kezirian: Hot Rod Charlie
Anita Marks: Essential Quality
Joe Drape: Mandaloun
Melissa Hoppert: Known Agenda

With nothing even close to a consensus among the experts, today's race is anybody's to win.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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