Apr. 23, 2015
In gambling circles, everyone's gearing up for the month of May. It looks like it will be a real busy month. One only needs to take a peek at the sporting calendar and one day jumps out immediately right at the start of the month, that key date for the Bodog sportsbook will be May 2, that's going to be something else!
The long awaited Floyd Mayweather Vs Manny Pacquiao bout will be taking place at the MGM, and there will also be the rather grand affair of the Kentucky Derby being held at Churchill Downs.
Could one possibly come up with a double from both events, to ensure a nice little payday? Bodog.eu have installed American Pharoah as their Favorite at 9/2 for the 141st running of the event in Louisville, and let's face it the sportsbooks seldom get it wrong when calculating odds on such showcase, one off special events.
Always with fingers on the pulse, it was only a short while ago in February when they managed to conjure up their over under line on Marcus Mariota's speed time at the NFL Combine. Clocked at running the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds, Bodog had laid their stall out and set their line at 4.51 seconds, who couldn't have seen it coming?
If only one had a crystal ball and could have seen that Byron Jones was in record breaking mood with a combine record of a 44.5 inch vertical, one could have capitalized on the over/under odds that had been set at 42.5 inches.
What about Super Bowl 50 and the flurry of activity on the Philadelphia Eagles to win the 2016 event. Fans won't like the fact Bodog odds have dropped from a rather nice 22/1 down to 18/1. It's not going to sound quite as cool if their bet comes in and they get to tell the tale to their buddies of how they got such great odds. As for the sportsbooks, there's always another calendar day, and May 2, is bound to be one of them!