There are several exciting events this week in the world of sports, so let’s take a look at the latest William Hill odds for three of them.
The PGA Tour is closing out a strong June at the TPC River Highlands, where the 2020 Travelers Championship will take place from Thursday to Sunday.
The competition consists of 156 players vying for a $1.332 million prize in Cromwell, Connecticut. William Hill currently has futures for 99 golfers plus the field to win this week’s tournament.
There’s a new name atop the odds board, as Justin Thomas is the 11/1 favorite. Rory McIlroy had opened as the favorite for both the Charles Schwab Challenge and RBC Heritage earlier this month, and he’s tied for the second-lowest odds at 12/1 with Bryson DeChambeau this time around.
Brooks Koepka follows at 15/1, with Patrick Cantlay next at 18/1. Last weekend’s RBC Heritage champion Webb Simpson is tied for the sixth-lowest odds at 20/1 with Jon Rahm and the field (all others).
Defending Travelers Championship winner Chez Reavie is a 125/1 longshot to repeat at the TPC River Highlands, as he is tied for the 40th-lowest odds. Other recent winners for this event include three-time victor Bubba Watson (25/1), Jordan Spieth (45/1) and Russell Knox (200/1).
One significant early mover on the board is Jhonattan Vegas. Vegas was priced as high as 200/1, where one Nevada bettor got him on a $500 wager for a potential total payout of $100,500. Another Nevada bettor placed $250 on Vegas at 100/1 for a potential total payout of $25,250. Vegas now resides at 80/1.
To see the 40 golfers with the lowest odds at William Hill to win the 2020 Travelers Championship, which is available to bet in Nevada, New Jersey and Iowa, check out the full write-up on our website: https://www.williamhill.us/2020-travelers-championship-odds-new-favorite-emerges-in-strong-field/
UFC is hosting one last card in Las Vegas before heading to Fight Island, as UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Hooker features another loaded slate on Saturday night from UFC Apex.
The headliner fight is between two top-5 ranked lightweights in Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker. Poirier is also listed at No. 11 in UFC’s pound-for-pound top rank.
Poirier is currently -210 chalk in this showdown at William Hill, whereas Hooker is +180. Additionally, over 2.5 rounds is favored at -120 with the under at EVEN odds.
Poirier was a former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion and has compiled a 25-6 career record. He’s won four of his past five fights, with the lone loss coming to Khabib Nurmagomedov in Sept. 2019 in a lightweight title unification bout.
Hooker, meanwhile, enters this weekend on a three-match winning streak, and has posted a 20-8 record of his own.
The co-main event has the biggest favorite on the card, as Mike Perry (-300) takes on Mickey Gall (+250). The two welterweight fighters have different methods to victory, as 11 of Perry’s 13 wins have been via TKO/KO while five of Gall’s six triumphs have come via submission.
To see William Hill’s odds for 10 of the fights on the UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Hooker card, which are all available to bet in Nevada, New Jersey and Iowa, check out the full write-up on our website: https://www.williamhill.us/ufc-fight-night-odds-up-for-10-fights-including-poirier-hooker-headliner/
Soccer leagues have been relaunching all across the world in the past few of months, and the U.S. will soon have a couple of its own as well.
The National Women’s Soccer League and Major League Soccer will each have tournaments featuring the best teams in the country.
The 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup kicks off this Saturday from Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. The back-to-back NWSL champion North Carolina Courage are 3/2 favorites to win the eight-team tournament.
The Chicago Red Stars, led by U.S. Women’s National Team stars Julie Ertz and Alyssa Naeher, are next at 7/2, followed by the Portland Thorns at 5/1 and Utah Royals FC at 7/1.
On the men’s side, the first-ever MLS is Back Tournament is slated to begin on July 8 in Orlando. The winner out of the 26 teams competing will secure a 2021 CONCACAF Champions League spot.
This tournament will consist of 54 matches, with a group stage, round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals and an Aug. 6 final to cap it off.
Los Angeles FC leads the way at 9/2 odds to win the inaugural event after setting MLS records in 2019 for most points and biggest goal differential in a single season. The club is led by dynamic winger Carlos Vela, who made history of his own last season by scoring a record 34 goals.
New York City FC and the Seattle Sounders are tied for the second-lowest odds at 8/1, with Atlanta United close by at 10/1. FC Cincinnati and Nashville SC are the biggest longshots at 125/1.
To see William Hill’s odds for both the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup and the MLS is Back Tournament, which are available to bet in Nevada and Iowa, check out the full write-up on our website: https://www.williamhill.us/u-s-soccer-odds-posted-for-nwsl-challenge-cup-mls-is-back-tournament