odds·maker | \ˈädz-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of oddsmaker 

: one who figures betting odds

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One of VSiN's podcasters, Josh Towers, a major league pitcher for parts of eight seasons, says his playing career would've lasted longer had his teams had access to the same data as Vegas oddsmakers. Rick Maese, chicagotribune.com, "A safe bet: Legal gambling could change the way we watch, talk and experience sports," 5 July 2018 Westgate, another oddsmaker which operates the largest sportsbook on the Vegas Strip, has been bullish on the Sixers since the start of the 2017-18 season. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Sixers' NBA title odds grow longer following LeBron James' decision," 2 July 2018 But Justify has already surpassed expectations during his Triple Crown bid, and many oddsmakers have billed the undefeated horse as the favorite coming into the 150-year-old race. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Meet Justify, the 3-Year-Old Horse Racing for a Rare Triple Crown Saturday at the Belmont Stakes," 8 June 2018 That includes six of the top nine pre-tournament favorites according to international oddsmakers. Mark Zeigler, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Winners, losers, trends and lessons from the World Cup's first round," 28 June 2018 British oddsmakers William Hill tips Brazil as the favorite with 4/1 odds, Germany second at 9/2 and Spain third at 6/1. Motez Bishara, CNN, "World Cup: Data says Brazil and Germany in the cards for Russia 2018," 7 June 2018 With the draft completed and the heavy lifting in NFL offseasons over, the early odds are in on teams’ over-under betting lines, according to Las Vegas oddsmakers. Dave Hyde, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Hyde5: Vegas gives Dolphins lowest over-under wins total in a decade," 30 Apr. 2018 The Dallas Mavericks have high hopes for Luka Doncic and so do the oddsmakers. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Mavericks aren't the only ones with high hopes for Luka Doncic," 10 July 2018 Of seeing your team trolled by oddsmakers and Madden video graders alike? Dave Hyde, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Hyde5: Here's five reasons to feel better about the Miami Dolphins in July," 13 July 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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