I need your help.
Finally local sports betting has come online, properly! I’m trying out this new site called greatodds.com and want to test it a bit this weekend, just to get my head around it.
This is gonna be fun!
So for now I’m just going to put down some R200 – R500 bets on some upcoming weekend rugby matches. Then, once we’ve get the hang of it, I want to do some bigger bets next week, for a grand or so each.
I need YOU to advise me and, using the comments section under this article, tell me HONESTLY which way I should bet on the following games this weekend. Remember not to let your heart do the gambling. Be SENSIBLE!
Chiefs vs Sharks
2.00 for a Chiefs win, 1.833 for a Sharks win and 15 for a draw.
ie. if you put down R500, you’ll get back R1,000 if you correctly choose a Chiefs win, R916.50 for a Sharks win and R7,500 for a draw.
Stormers vs Blues
1.909 for a Stormers win (-7 handicap), 1.909 for a Blues win (+7 handicap) and 15 for a draw (-7 handicap on Stormers score)
These handicap things are quite fun. What that means is you reckon Stormers will win, even if you take 7 off the final score. Or, if you bet for Blues, you reckon they will win, if you ADD 7 onto their final score. So if you bet Blues and the final score is 14-20 to Stormers, you will win. But, using that same example, if you bet Stormers, you would lose. Because if you take 7 off 20, then you’re left with 14-13 to Blues. Quite cool, hey?
France vs Wales
2.00 for a France win (+2 handicap), 1.833 for a Wales win (-2 handicap) and 15 for a draw (+2 handicap on France score).
Ireland vs England
1.833 for an Ireland win (-7 handicap), 2.00 for an England win (+7 handicap) and 15 for a draw (-7 handicap on Ireland score)
I had dinner last night with some friends, one of whom is an actuary. Of course you know that Actuarial Science is the discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in the insurance and finance industries. We discussed this sports betting issue and agreed that a less risky bet would be the more informed bet.
That said, I would appreciate some insight from the rugby inside circle please – the likes of Abbott, Fleck, Smit, Dixon, Skinstad, James, Venter, Dobson, Kahn and co., so that we can get this right!
But besides from those in the game, I reckon the 2oceansvibe armchair punters MUST have some good advice for the four matches mentioned above?
Can someone get Paddy Smuts in here as well please?
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