Betting Companies Offer Lower Odds For Nigeria After Wins Over USA, Argentina


 Sports betting organisations the world over have reacted to Nigeria’s D’Tigers’ victo­ries over the United States and Argentina by improving the odds of D’Tigers chances of winning gold in the bas­ketball event of the Tokyo Olympics.

Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, prior to last weekend’s shock 90-87 win over the world’s top basketball team, USA, were pegged at 151.00 (150/1) across most major sports betting platforms when it came to their chanc­es of clinching gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

But after D’Tigers got the better of Team USA in the pre-Olympic Games tune-up match, the odds improved significantly to 51.00 (50/1) across most of the world’s major sports betting plat­forms.

Nigeria’s 51.00 odds of winning gold in Tokyo was only better than those of Germany (66.00), Czech Re­public (86.00), Japan (101.00) and Iran (101.00).

Those odds have even fur­ther improved to between 29.00 (28/1) and 31.00 (30/1) fol­lowing Nigeria’s 94-71 ‘blow­out’ of another top-ranked team Argentina on Monday night in another pre-Olympic Games preparatory match.

Now, the only teams high­er ranked than Nigeria in the odds department are Slo­venia (20.00), France (17.00), Australia (13.00), Spain (10.00), and the United States (1.18).




Read the Source post on Independent Newspaper Nigeria.

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