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Cole Custer, Collin Morikawa and Sheffield United Shock the Betting World

A weekend of betting upsets
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Cole Custer wins at NASCAR Quaker State 400

It was a weekend of betting upsets and nobody highlighted that more than Cole Custer. Custer became the first rookie regular to win in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years.

The 22-year-old won by a mere .271 seconds to score a victory in Kentucky, narrowly holding off Martin Truex Jr. Custer’s victory came as quite the surprise in the NASCAR circuit, this pre-race optimism was highlighted by sportsbooks. Pre-race Cole Custer was a massive +20000 to win the NASCAR Quaker State 400, which implied he only had a 0.5% chance of winning.

Even though we saw very little betting activity for Custer, there will have been a few lucky bettors who scored big on the youngster. However, hopefully, they checked Oddschecker before placing their bets.

As mentioned, one bookmaker was offering a huge +20000 on Custer winning, other online operators were only offering +10000. Even though it’s the exact same bet, different bookmakers offer different odds.

$20 placed at +20000 would have returned the bettor $4020, whereas $20 at +10000 would have returned just $2020. That’s an extra $2000 from the exact same bet.

Oddschecker is a free tool which allows users to compare all the bookmaker's odds before betting. Get all the latest NASCAR odds here.

Collin Morikawa beats Justin Thomas in a playoff to win the Workday Charity Open

Today was easily one of the best days of golf we’ve seen in 2020, and the day finished with a dramatic play-off between Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas. Thomas had a shocking start to the day, but like the true champion he is, he bounced back to finished -19 for the competition.

Collin Morikawa eventually won the play-off to win his second PGA Tour title. This result was certainly less shocking that Cole Custer’s, but was still slightly unexpected. One lucky better shared their winning bets on Twitter earlier, which showed Morikawa had won them in excess of $1 million. However, the bettor put $10,000 on Collin Morikawa winning the Workday Charity Open at +2800. If only this bettor had used Oddschecker…

Other bookmakers on Oddschecker were offering +3300 on Morikawa pre-competition. If the bettor had put $10,000 on at this price, they would have won an extra $50,000!

As the odds are normally pretty big at golf events, it pays to compare odds before betting!

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Sheffield United beat Chelsea 3-0 in the Premier League

Sheffield United continued their fine season this weekend by smashing Chelsea 3-0 at home. Even though the Blades are exceeding all expectations this season, I doubt even the most hardened Sheffield United fan expected them to beat Chelsea by such a margin.

The bookmakers certainly didn’t expect this to happen. Pre-game one bookmaker was offering +9500 on the 3-0 scoreline, which implied there was a 1% of this happening. However, just like the Cole Custer and Collin Morikawa examples, the odds differed greatly.

The worst price on Oddschecker was +6600. If you placed $20 on Sheffield United winning 3-0 at +9500 (best odds), you would have won $1920, however, if you placed $20 at +6600 (worst odds) you would have only won $1340.

That’s $580 more from the exact same bet!

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What if you put the results in a parlay…

The three examples above just show why bettors need to use Oddschecker before placing their bets, especially as it’s free. However, when you start putting games into parlay the reason to use Oddschecker only increases…

If by some miraculous chance you decided to put $5 on the three results in a parlay, you would have won…

$5 parlay using worst odds would have won: $981,215

$5 parlay using best odds would have won: $3,280,320

That’s $2,299,105 difference from the exact same bet!

We know it’s unlikely you would have combined these results, but this can be applied to any parlay you build. As soon as you start multiplying odds, the need for odds comparison comes far greater. Remember, Oddschecker is FREE to use.


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