Super Bowl XLVII is providing plenty of action, with over $1 million expected to pass through the TAB. Most of the money has been on Baltimore ($2.40) continuing their amazing run, against San Francisco ($1.55), after the underdogs eliminated Denver and New England on their way to the big show. It’s worth noting outsiders have won three of the past five Super Bowls. At one stage this season, the Ravens drifted to $31 after opening at $17, while the 49ers started at $13, with their longest price hitting $15.
Despite losing their past two games and their coach John Kosmina, Adelaide ($2.50) are favourites against the high-flying Western Sydney Wanderers ($2.55, draw $3.40). The two sides have met twice this season with United winning 1-0 in round two in Adelaide before Tony Popovic’s men thumped Adelaide 6-1 at Parramatta Stadium in round 11.
ALL THE RIGHT MOVES
Quarterbacks have won five of the past six Super Bowl MVP awards and San Francisco’s general Colin Kaepernick is favourite to win this year’s gong at $2.50. ”He is the total package and can win the game with his arm or feet,” the TAB’s Matt Jenkins said. Kaepernick is $11 to score the first touchdown and $2.25 to score a TD in the game. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco is $3.50 to claim the MVP while sentimental money is on Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis ($9) to have a blinder before retirement.
NADAL STILL KING
Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal has opened $2 favourite for this year’s French Open, despite not having played since Wimbledon when he lost to little-known Lukas Rosol. ”It is the longest price Rafael Nadal has been to win the French Open since he claimed his first title at Roland Garros in 2005,” Jenkins said. Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic ($2.50), who lost to Nadal in last year’s final, is second favourite with Andy Murray at $9 and Roger Federer $12. Bernard Tomic is at $151.
Australian pairing Simon ”The Wizard” Whitlock and Paul ”The Asset” Nicholson ($8) are a great bet to claim the darts World Cup after their second-placed effort last year. Australia crushed Croatia 5-1 in the opening match of the tournament. The Netherlands are favourites at $2.25.
The original release of this article first appeared on the website of Hangzhou Night Net.