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

Definition of oddsmaker

: one who figures betting odds

Examples of oddsmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Next on the oddsmaker's list are Frank Reich (Indianapolis Colts), Andy Reid (Kansas City Chiefs), Mike Vrabel (Tennessee Titans), Sean McDermott (Buffalo Bills) and Kliff Kingsbury (Arizona Cardinals). Rod Walker, NOLA.com, "Walker: Sean Payton pushing all right buttons, deserves to be in Coach of Year conversation," 24 Nov. 2020 This week, online oddsmaker BetOnline.ag has Pittsburgh at 4-1 to finish 16-0. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Steelers long shots to go 16-0 — but 2020 wrinkles improve the odds," 23 Nov. 2020 For at least one oddsmaker, LSU entered its game against South Carolina as only a 4.5-point favorite. Matt Zenitz | Mzenitz@al.com, al, "SEC winners and losers of Week 5," 26 Oct. 2020 Instead, everyone has to become an oddsmaker — or a military commander — trying to minimize the chance that the virus will breach their defenses. Matthew Herper, STAT, "The lesson from Trump catching Covid-19: With this virus, there are no magic bullets," 5 Oct. 2020 That hasn’t stopped at least one oddsmaker from listing him second in the Heisman odds, behind only Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and ahead of a ton of proven, productive college players. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, "Dethroning Oklahoma: Will anyone in the Big 12 be able to step up to the Sooners in 2020?," 11 Sep. 2020 Digging a little deeper into some of the prop bets, the oddsmaker doesn't necessarily expect Andretti to finish in the top five, placing his odds of such a finish at +125. Chris Sims, The Indianapolis Star, "Will Indy 500 pole sitter Marco Andretti win? Oddsmaker says no.," 21 Aug. 2020 On online oddsmaker puts Dobnak at 6 to 1 to win the award — the third most-likely player behind Luis Robert of the White Sox and Kyle Lewis of the Mariners, both at 3 to 1. Michael Rand, Star Tribune, "In strange season, why not this? Randy Dobnak, Rookie of the Year," 24 Aug. 2020 Nick Bogdanovich, head oddsmaker at William Hill US in Las Vegas, put it more simply. Ethan Sears, The Indianapolis Star, "Sports gambling surging, surpasses $1 billion in Indiana despite pandemic," 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of oddsmaker

1931, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2020

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“Oddsmaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oddsmaker. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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