oddsmaker

noun
odds·​maker | \ ˈädz-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce oddsmaker (audio) \

Definition of oddsmaker

: one who figures betting odds

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And when oddsmakers give France a slight advantage to win it all over the USWNT getting back-to-back titles. Alicia Delgallo, Pro Soccer USA, "World Cup bubble of isolation helps USWNT focus," 9 June 2019 Heading into the series Vegas oddsmakers were almost exclusively in favour of Golden State. Courtney Shea, refinery29.com, "How To Become A Raptors Superfan (In 5 Minutes Or Less)," 5 June 2019 If the baby is a girl, oddsmakers are betting on Diana (after Harry's late mother), Victoria, or Alice as the most likely options. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Have a 'Long List' of Baby Names," 18 Oct. 2018 Now comes a rematch against a Kansas City team that oddsmakers have installed as an early favorite. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Patriots primed for rematch with Chiefs in AFC title game," 14 Jan. 2019 Here's what oddsmakers say 2018 NBA Draft Order Round 1 1. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "NBA Draft central: The latest Mavs news, analysis and mock drafts entering draft night," 21 June 2018 One emendation to the oddsmaker’s craft was the shocking triumph of Leicester City in the English Premier League in 2016. Hayden Bird, BostonGlobe.com, "Predicting the World Cup winner is tougher than it seems," 12 June 2018 The Dallas Cowboys were among the darlings of Vegas oddsmakers a year ago. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "What are the Dallas Cowboys’ odds to win next year’s Super Bowl?," 5 Feb. 2018 Las Vegas oddsmakers recently made the Dolphins a 300-1 choice to win the Super Bowl in Miami a year from now, by far the league’s longest odds. Steven Wine, The Seattle Times, "Dolphins must wait to seal deal with Patriots’ Flores," 21 Jan. 2019

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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