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JustBet bets on Bolt, Shelly

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 8:00 AM
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

With the IAAF World Athletics Championships about to get under way in Beijing, China, Supreme Ventures, through their JustBet sports betting brand, has released the top betting odds in the market, for the upcoming track-and-field showcase. JustBet is the best bet for winning odds on Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to win the 100-metre events.

All eyes will be on the men's 100 metres, which will see defending champion and world record holder Usain Bolt going up against Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, and Asafa Powell. Odds on the world record being broken in the men's 100 metres are a whopping $10, which means that for a $1,000 bet, the payout would be $10,000.

Fans can also place wagers on the "head-to-head" winner of the Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin matchup, should they advance to the final of the event. Odds on Bolt beating Gatlin are $1.75, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $1,750 to the bettor. Odds on Gatlin beating Bolt are $2, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $2,000.

JustBet has so many betting options available for variety that odds are also available for predicting the winning time in the men's 100m final. For example, odds on the winning time ranging from 9.60 to 9.70 are $2.50, while odds on the winning time being 9.59 or under are an amazing $12, which means a $1,000 bet would pay $12,000.

To sweeten the pot, odds are also being offered on the 1-2-3 finishers in the final. Odds on Bolt, Gatlin, and Powell finishing 1-2-3 in that order in the final are at $3, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $3,000.

Incidentally, odds on Asafa Powell winning the 100m gold are listed at $15, which means that $1,000 bet would pay $15,000.

Odds for the favourite Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to win the 100m "head-to-head" against the rest of the field are $1.40. This means a $1,000 bet will pay $1,400. For the risk takers, a bet for any other participant in the 100m field to beat Shelly-Ann, pays odds of $2.70, which means a $1,000 bet will pay $2,700.

As Jamaica seeks to eclipse their medal tally of nine medals inclusive of six gold, from the 2013 World Championships, odds are being offered on Jamaica's total medal count and gold medal count for this year's Championships.