- Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the favorite to win the Democratic Primary against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
- Not only is Biden winning over states individually, but his performance at the debate has also had his odds skyrocket as Sanders’ odds have plummeted.
PHOENIX – The Democratic presidential primary debate took place on Sunday and both former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders walked out with much different odds than when the night began.
Sanders made his way onto the stage as the underdog and he left the underdog, only now he’s become an even bigger one. Biden’s numbers jumped after the debate as he was more lucid than ever during his back and forth with Sanders.
The New Odds For The Candidates
According to legal sports betting sites, Biden gets top billing in the Democratic Candidate category with odds that have spiked to -1500. Sanders’ odds have dropped to +1500.
These numbers are on the complete opposite ends of the spectrum, almost solidifying that Joe Biden will be the chosen candidate to represent the Democratic party for the 2020 Presidential Election.
The Debate That May Have Sealed The Deal
One thing that may have put Biden over the edge with his number increase is his vow to make a female the Vice President should he make it that far.
“There are a number of women qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president,” said Biden during the debate.
With all the female candidates having dropped out of the race, the inclusion of one to help him run the country could very well put many voters in his corner. Political tactic or not, it seems to have worked not only for him but for anyone looking to bet on the outcome.
Sanders’s performance could have also helped Biden’s boost in numbers as well.
On the same subject of having a female Vice President, Sanders’ response was less than a sure thing the way that Biden played it.
“For me, it’s not just nominating a woman. It is making sure that we have a progressive woman and there are progressive women out there. So, my very strong tendency is to move in that direction,” said Sanders.
The Winner And The Loser
Not only has former Vice President Joe Biden been winning over states on an individual basis, but he has also walked away as the winner of the 11th Democratic primary debate.
Sportsbooks agree with Biden being the heavy favorite to go up against President Donald Trump for the 2020 Presidential Election. This has not yet stopped Sanders from moving forward with an optimistic view.
“Joe has won more states than I have,” said Sanders. “But we’re winning the ideological battle.”
Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.