Copa América Golden Boot odds: Argentina player leads, and it’s not Messi

Argentina has the leading scorer at the Copa América 2024 so far. That’s certainly not a surprise to anyone.

But this next part likely is: That leading scorer is not Lionel Messi.

In fact, Messi did not score in his team’s first two games — though he had some nice chances in the tournament opening win over Canada — and then he sat out Saturday’s game against Peru as he nursed an injury.

Meanwhile, Lautaro Martínez has stolen the show, as the 26-year-old scored twice against Peru, bringing his tournament total to four. No other player has more than two so far, and Martinez’s odds of winning the Golden Boot have jumped from +700 to -135.

Here are the Golden Boot leaders so far, followed by the odds leaders, according to BetMGM (as of July 29).

Copa America Golden Boot leaders:

  • Lautaro Martinez, Argentina — 4 goals
  • Maximiliano Araujo, Uruguay — 2 goals
  • Darwin Nunez, Uruguay — 2 goals
  • Vinicius Junior, Brazil — 2 goals
  • Falorin Balogun, United States — 2 goals
  • Piero Hincapie, Ecuador — 1 goal
  • Jonathan David, Canada — 1 goal
  • Gerardo Arteaga, Mexico — 1 goal
  • Christian Pulisic, United States — 1 goal
  • Michael Murillo, Panama — 1 goal
  • Omar Alderete, Paraguay — 1 goal
  • Davinson Sanchez, Colombia — 1 goal
  • Daniel Munoz, Colombia — 1 goal
  • Facundo Pellistri, Uruguay — 1 goal
  • Matias Vina, Uruguay — 1 goal
  • Federico Valverde, Uruguay — 1 goal
  • Michail Antonio, Jamaica — 1 goal
  • Lucas Paqueta, Brazil — 1 goal
  • Kendry Paez, Ecuador — 1 goal
  • Luis Diaz, Colombia — 1 goal
  • Salomon Rondon, Venezuela — 1 goal
  • Julio Enciso, Paraguay — 1 goal
  • Jeremy Sarmiento, Ecuador — 1 goal
  • Julian Alvarez, Argentina — 1 goal
  • Jefferson Lerma, Colombia — 1 goal
  • Jose Fajardo, Panama — 1 goal
  • Eduard Bello, Venezuela — 1 goal
  • Jhon Cordoba, Colombia — 1 goal
  • Savio, Brazil — 1 goal
  • Jhonder Cadiz, Venezuela — 1 goal
  • Alan Minda, Ecuador — 1 goal
  • Rodrigo Bentancur, Uruguay — 1 goal
  • Cesar Blackman, Panama — 1 goal

Odds to win Copa América Golden Boot

*BetMGM odds as of June 29

  • Lautaro Martinez: -135
  • Vinicius Junior: +200
  • Darwin Nunez: +250
  • Lionel Messi: +1200
  • Julian Alvarez: +1200
  • Luis Diaz: +2000
  • Facundo Pellistri: +2500
  • Rodrygo: +3300
  • Christian Pulisic: +3300
  • Jefferson Lerma: +3300
  • Jhon Cordoba: +4000
  • Endrick: +5000
  • Federico Valverde: +5000
  • Hirving Lozano: +5000

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