Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race: The Betting (punting)

Oxford will start red-hot favourites in the 154th Boat Race this weekend against Cambridge, with as much as 80% of punters backing the Dark Blues.

Oxford are odds on favourites at 4/6, while Cambridge are at 11/10. For an unlikely dead-heat, you can get odds of 100/1.

Even though the Light Blues of Cambridge are defending champions, punters seem to think it’s a one horse race.

"All the money so far this week has been for Oxford,” said Paddy Power spokesman Darren Haines.

“People think the two horse race could be a one horse affair this year and are wading in to the race on the water accordingly. After all, everybody likes to go punting down the river."

Paddy Power are also offering 18-1 that either boat will sick during the race – something that has never happened before.

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Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2008-03-28 11:30:36

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