The 2017-18 IBSF Bobsleigh World Cup odds favor 2016-silver-medalist, Nico Walther from Germany to be the overall winner this year. Do you agree? If your answer is no, check out our picks from 1xBet Sportsbook!
The 2017-18 IBSF World Cup season kicked off with the first two-men bobsleigh win of Nico Walther, the 27-year-old German pilot who scored the silver medal in the previous season. Walther finished the first race on the Lake Placid track in 1:51.92, followed by Nick Cunningham (+0.11 seconds) and junior pilot Codie Bascue (+0.15 seconds). Francesco Friedrich, the current World Cup holder, took the ninth place, though his second-heat start time of 5.00 seconds was the fastest of the race.
Four athletes sharing on the top 2 positions
Friedrich is currently the 10th on the leaderboard with 304 points. Meanwhile, he is the bookie’s third favorite to win the Bobsleigh World Cup (5/1). Interestingly enough, he finished both Lake Placid races – November 9th and 11th – on the ninth place. On the other hand, Nico Walther went from winning to the tenth position. Yet, that doesn’t stop 1xBet Sportsbook to forecast him as the overall winner (3/1) alongside Justin Kripps of Canada (3/1). As of now, Walther (377 points) occupies the fourth and Kripps (402 points) the second place on the leaderboard.
2-men 2017-18 IBSF Bobsleigh World Cup odds and points
Codie Bascue, who won the second race at Lake Placid – and the bronze-medal on the first – is the frontrunner, based on statistics. However, he’s only the second, alongside Friedrich, when you look at the 2017-18 IBSF Bobsleigh World Cup Odds.
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