Tuesday promises to be a quiet day stateside… not. But Borat jokes aside, the US Election is opening its polls to the voters in just a matter of hours, as Americans enter the new day with trepidation. The stakes are at dizzying heights, and Joe Biden and Donald Trump now have to rely on the voters – they might also be tempted to glance at today’s betting odds…
Joe Biden vs Donald Trump: Waiting on the results
Whenever there’s an election, it’s fascinating to see what the bookies have to say. Although they were on the end of a major upset when Trump won in 2016, the industry is regulated by insider knowledge and expertise on probability.
Whether you fancy a flutter yourself, or just want to browse the prices, we’ve gathered ten of the most intriguing markets available for punters on Tuesday. From favourites to outsiders, here are the most popular betting odds for the US Election:
US Election betting odds – who is favourite to win?
- Joe Bidden is the odds-on favourite at 11/20, whereas Donald Trump is valued as the slight outsider at 6/4.
- The Democrats are highly likely to take control of the House of Representatives, valued at 1/8. A Republican hold is way out at 15/4.
- According to the bookies, Trump is most likely to secure between 43 – 46% of the popular vote, valued at 6/4
- Biden is well-fancied for a comfortable win of 330-359 Electoral College votes, coming in at 15/4 with Bet.co.za.
- What if it’s not Trump or Biden? An independent candidate is placed at 250/1 to win the US Election this week.
- The odds of Trump scraping enough Electoral College votes to win (between 270-299) stands at 9/2.
- Could history repeat itself? Donald Trump is 11/5 to lose the popular vote but still be elected, as he was in 2016.
- Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are the three biggest ‘swing-states’ – Trump is 3/1 to take them all.
- Joe Biden is placed at evens (1-1) to win the most states in total
- What about an Electoral College tie? There’s an outside shot of 50/1 for the vote to finish at 269-269, leaving both candidates short of the magic ‘270 mark’.