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Maren Lundby Ski Jump Odds Increase

Maren Lundby Ski Jump Odds Increase

Just yesterday, Norway’s Maren Lundby had +185 odds at Bovada for winning the Women’s Olympic Ski Jump. Having won 6 of 10 competitions in the World Cup circuit this season, she was already the favorite, and – after coming in first on both of her training runs at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center – Lundby has dramatically increased her Olympic Ski Jump odds. Now, the Norwegian is sitting at -225 to win the event. Bet365 is giving Lundby -250 odds to win.

For bettors paying attention, Lundby isn’t the only one to capitalize on the betting boards with a stellar pre-Games practice. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz wasn’t anywhere near the top of the odds going into yesterday’s training session, but after finishing second and sixth on her two practice jumps, she has rocketed into fourth place on Bovada’s Olympic odds list at +1100, and she’s sitting at +600 at Bet365.

LegalGamblingUSA knows these types of developments are pretty common in the Olympics, but since training runs and practice sessions are largely untelevised, PyeongChang 2018 gamblers need to stay abreast of the news cycle and factor in such results before they place their final bets. And though it’s a decent tactic to wait until just before an Olympic event to bet on the winner, it can sometimes backfire. After all, those who wagered on Lundby a day ago will receive a much higher payout if she wins than those who pick her now. (Ditto for Iraschko-Stolz.) Ultimately, however, if you see an Olympic moneyline you like, it’s always best to jump on it sooner rather than later.