2017 WSOP Main Event Betting Picks, Odds and Predictions

by | Jun 20, 2017 | Poker News

Race at a Glance

Event: World Series of Poker
Where: Colossus III,
Date & Time: Monday July 17, 2017

The World Series of Poker Main Event will get down to the final table, and play that on July 17th, 2017. The event will take place in Colossus III. It’s the world’s largest poker event. During the first two seasons of the event, 43,897 players have entered. It’s $10,000 to buy-in to the event which actually kicks off on July 8th and runs for 10 straight days.

The average World Series of Poker gold bracelet event featured a prize pool that went over $3, with the winner grabbing over $550,000. The new 15% payout last season, the event had more than 15,000 entries. The 48th Annual World Series of Poker is accepting buy-ins now via credit card.

Let’s start with a few notable names that really have no chance to make the final table. While, everyone playing in the World Series of Poker may actually have a chance, there are few celebrities to talk about:

Kevin Hart to finish in the money

The YES is the underdog here at +600. The NO is of course the favorite, and you can grab it at -800. It’s awfully tough to run the hands, and find the luck to get into the money. The NO seems to be the logical choice, but you better make sure, because you are giving up some pretty good money to bet the NO.

Michael Phelps to finish in the money

Michael Phelps is like a 150358474 time gold medal swimmer. When did Michael Phelps learn how to be a great poker player? It’s very likely that you need to be GREAT not GOOD to finish in the money at this event. Phelps has a -1250 as NO and +800 as the YES. This is much like the Kevin Hart bet.

Another prop bet that we like to get involved with here is the: What country will the winner of the World Series of Poker reign from? The United States is the favorite at -175, but Europe listed at +175, and Canada at +350 seem to be pretty interesting choices as well. Bet the United States, you have a pretty good chance, with a great chunk of the entries.

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A few of the best players in the game and their odds are as follows:

Daniel Negreanu +6600
While we are talking about the best poker players playing from the United States, this is a Canadian professional poker player. He has six World Series of Poker bracelets and two WPT titles. His second place finish at the Big One for One Drop in 2014 helped him gain over $32M in prize money.

Phil Ivey +6600
The 40 year old is from Las Vegas. Phil Ivey is 40 years old and has been playing poker, seemingly forever. He has 10 World Series of Poker bracelets and won the WPT title once, and appears at the final table there 9 times. His highest finish at the World Series of Poker Main Event is 8th place in 2009.

Allen Cunningham +12500
Another American at the top of the odds. Cunningham is known as the Clever Piggy, and resides in Riverside California. Cunningham is 40 years old, and finished fourth at the Main Event back in 2006. That won him nearly $3.7M in prize money. He has been at the final table twice at the World Poker Tour.

Eric Seidel +12500
Another guy from Las Vegas. He was actually born in New York City, but pretty moves lives and sleeps poker. He finished second in the 1988 World Series of Poker, which would tell you he has seen pretty much everything in the game. Many call Seidel Sly or Seiborg at the table.

Gus Hansen +12500
Known as the Great Dane, the 43 year old is hard to crack at the poker table. And if poker isn’t his game, Hansen was voted as one of the Top 50 Sexiest Men according to People Magazine back in 2004. This guy can really play the game, and has a sponsorship with Full Tilt Poker.

Our pick to win the 2017 World Series of Poker is Allen Cunningham. It’s time for the grizzled veteran to take down the entire field. We like his style of play, and at +12500, it seems like a pretty fun and profitable chance to me!

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