odds·​maker ˈädz-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce oddsmaker (audio)
: one who figures betting odds

Examples of oddsmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most oddsmakers have installed the Celtics and Nuggets as co-favorites to win the title this season. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Aug. 2023 The Mariners are considered to be 1.5 point favorites playing at home tonight, so oddsmakers seem to have them as the most likely winners of this one. oregonlive, 12 Aug. 2023 Las Vegas oddsmakers have moved the betting lines significantly in the last three months. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 July 2023 The Mariners are considered to be 1.5 point underdogs playing on the road tonight, so oddsmakers seem to have them as the most likely losers of this one, though their chances of a win don’t seem too far off as only a +135 pick on the moneyline. oregonlive, 19 Aug. 2023 Vegas oddsmakers currently list New England’s over/under win total at 7.5. Nicole Yang, BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2023 But some are skeptical, which is why oddsmakers have hung the following number on Colorado’s first game of the season Sept. 2 at TCU. USA TODAY, 6 July 2023 This year’s finals are on May 13, and ahead of them, Charlie and I listened to the six contenders that oddsmakers have deemed most likely to win and discussed the musical qualities of the tracks. Charlie Harding, Vulture, 5 May 2023 Saturday, April 15 (Game 1) - ESPN More:Are the Bucks the oddsmakers' favorites to win the NBA Finals? Christopher Kuhagen, Journal Sentinel, 12 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oddsmaker was in 1931

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“Oddsmaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oddsmaker. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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