You will agree with me that hurling is among the best Gaelic games to bet on, together with Gaelic football. There are several betting options available. In this article, we look at the popular types of hurling bets to consider if you want to try your luck in this game.
There you have it folks, the popular hurling bets offered by many Gaelic games bookmakers. Which one is your favourite?
Also known as Match Winner Bets, these are simply wagers on which team will emerge the winner in the next match. Players have the option of choosing either of the two teams as the winner or predict a draw, a possible occurrence in hurling. Typical hurling odds would look as below:
- Kilkenny: 4/11 Draw: 10/1 Offaly: 5/2
From the above odds, Kilkenny is the favourite with 4/11 and what this means is that you stand to win 4 units for every 11 risked. On the other hand, Offally is the underdog, and that’s why for every 2 units you risk, you stand to win 5 units.
This is similar to Moneyline bets in the sense that bettors pick the winner, but then, the match starts with the underdog favoured. The idea of handicap odds is to bring both teams close to even money. For the same example above, here’s how the handicap odds would look like.
- Kilkenny: -4 (11/10) Handicap Draw: -4 (11/1) Offaly +4 (5/6)
In the above match, Kilkenny will start the match with a deficit of 4 points so to win the bet, they must win by 5 points and above. On the other hand, Offally wins the bet if it loses by less than 4 points, or wins outright.
The above are two of the most popular hurling bets you will find out there. Other worthy mentions include Draw No Bet wagers, First, Last and Anytime Goalscorer, and Double Result, among others.