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

Definition of oddsmaker

: one who figures betting odds

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The oddsmakers in Las Vegas also do not foresee the season going well: Miami has the worst preseason odds to win the AFC East (60/1), the AFC championship (250/1) and Super Bowl LIV (500/1) this season. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, "Dolphins take 2019 season expectations by NFL analysts as sign of disrespect," 30 Aug. 2019 When Wimbledon rolled around, the oddsmakers pegged Auger-Aliassime as the sixth-favorite to win it, behind only Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, and the three men who have dominated the game for the past fifteen years—Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "Félix Auger-Aliassime Is Trying to Stay Calm," 24 Aug. 2019 This year, the oddsmaker placed a similar bet on the Georgia Bulldogs. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Danny Sheridan picks Georgia - not Alabama - to win CFP title, predicts Auburn to win nine or more," 21 Aug. 2019 However, for the first time in a while, the championship expectations of sports fans here align with the oddsmakers in Las Vegas. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Las Vegas oddsmakers see L.A. as the city of potential sports champions," 14 Aug. 2019 The oddsmakers really don’t believe Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock can transform last year’s 4-12 team into a contender. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, "Raiders fans won’t like what oddsmakers think about their team," 26 July 2019 Many of the oddsmakers have Michigan winning its first outright Big Ten title since 2003. J.l. Kirven, Detroit Free Press, "College football head-to-head spreads: Michigan favored by 2½ wins vs. MSU," 22 July 2019 The oddsmakers have made the Netherlands almost an 8-1 underdog, even though the Dutch team is the reigning European champion, owns a string of 12 straight international tournament victories and has given up just one goal in the knockout round. Peter Schmuck, baltimoresun.com, "Schmuck: U.S. Women's World Cup journey has even captured the imagination of this non-soccer fan," 7 July 2019 Las Vegas oddsmakers may turn out to be right about how much the Wings will struggle, but the young guys are entertaining and their takeover of the team is exciting. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Why the Detroit Red Wings could beat bookmakers' low expectations," 29 July 2019

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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