Looking to make some out of the box sports wagers? Check out our list of the top 3 weird sporting events to bet on in 2017.
2017 has already been an incredible year for the sports world. We saw the New England Patriots pull off one of the best upsets in NFL history by winning the Super Bowl, Jordan Spieth continued his run of dominance by winning the Australian Open, and Amanda Nunes blasted through Ronda Rousey to defend her bantamweight championship. Now, let’s take a look at some of the weirdest sporting events to bet on this year.
Premier League 2017: Darts
2017 Darts Premier League betting odds
- Michael van Gerwen: 1/2
- Gary Anderson: 9/2
- Peter Wright: 8/1
- Phil Taylor: 12/1
Those that like to bet on sports in the UK may immediately think of football when they hear about the Premier League, but in this case we’re talking about one of the biggest tournaments in darts. The 2017 Darts Premier League runs from February to May, pitting most of the best players in the world against each other.
Phase 1, round 5 of the tournament will begin in early March, but some betting favorites have already emerged to win. Leading the betting odds is the consensus number 1 darts player in the world, Michael van Gerwen with odds of 1/2, according to BetVictor. Behind him are Gary Anderson with odds of 9/2, and Peter Wright with odds of 8/1.
Unless you’re an avid darts fan, you’ll probably agree that the 2017 Premier League is one of the top weird sporting events to bet on in 2017. Nonetheless, there are some great betting odds available.
Superbike World Championship: Motorcycling
Professional motor cycle racing is one of the most dangerous and exciting sports in the world, but it has yet to really break into the mainstream. There are a few events you may have heard of including the Isle of Man TT, but the World Superbikes Championship is one of the best races you can bet on this year.
At the top of the 2017 Superbike World Championship betting odds is Northern-Ireland native Jonathan Rea, who took 1st place in the previous 2 championships. Chaz Davies is another good option with odds of 9/4. Want to go with the underdog? Nicky Hayden is a solid option with odds of 22/1, according to BetVictor.
The 2017 Superbike World Championship begins on February 25th, and will conclude in November. If you’re looking for weird sporting events to bet on in 2017, this exciting motorcycle race might be for you.
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship: Hurling
2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship betting odds
- Tipperary: 6/4
- Kilkenny: 7/2
- Galway: 11/2
- Waterford: 6/1
Now we’re getting really specific. Hurling seems to be one of those sports you’ve heard of, but don’t know anything about. It’s essentially a cross between field hockey and rugby, and has been one of the most popular sports in Ireland for centuries. One of the biggest hurling events of 2017 will begin in May.
Leading the betting lines is Tipperary at 6/4. Behind them is Kilkenny with odds of 7/2. The underdogs begin to surface after that. Waterford may be a good hurling bet with odds of 6/1, and if you’re feeling really lucky, consider going with Offaly, who’s odds are currently set at 500/1.
These may be some of the top weird sporting events to bet on in 2017, but each one offers some great betting odds to make money. Will you wager on any of them? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, and make sure to check out GamingZion’s list of online sportsbooks in the UK for a full list of the best sports betting sites in the world abiding by UK gambling laws.