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BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2017 betting odds, news & updates

Andy Murray won the SPOTY for a record-setting third time in 2016 (credit: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for adidas)

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12:24 31 Oct

Lewis Hamilton cut to 5/2 for SPOTY


William Hill has cut the price of Lewis Hamilton winning this year’s BBC Sport’s Personality of the Year from 8/1 to 11/2.

After Anthony Joshua’s relatively routine victory on Saturday and Hamilton’s Championship win on Sunday, heavyweight boxing champion Joshua has drifted from 1/3 to 2/5.

“Despite his continued success on a global level, Hamilton has only picked up the Sports Personality of the Year once,” William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly told Bettingpro.com.

“But his odds for this year’s are tumbling and it looks very likely he could well pick up an honour from the Queen as well come the New Year.”

Hamilton is 4/1 to pick up a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list and the 15/8 favourite to win next year’s Drivers’ Championship.

Latest William Hill Odds

BBC Sports Personality of the Year: 2/5 Anthony Joshua; 11/2 Lewis Hamilton; 8/1 Chris Froome; 12/1 Jermain Defoe; 12/1 Mo Farah; 25/1 Phil Taylor; 33/1 BAR

Lewis Hamilton. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
14:44 11 Oct

Darts legend Phil Power cut to 20/1 for BBC Sports Personality of the Year


William Hill can report a move for Phil Taylor to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and he has been cut from 33/1 to 20/1.

Taylor was runner up in 2010, the year that Sir AP McCoy won the Grand National and clearly there is already a campaign for him to go one better this year.

“Phil Taylor is retiring this year therefore it is the last chance of winning the BBCSPOTY,” William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams told Bettingpro.com.

“He is the most successful darts player in history and would be a worthy winner.”

Latest William Hill Odds

BBC Sports Personality of the Year: 4/11 Anthony Joshua, 6/1 Chris Froome, 10/1 Jermain Defoe, 10/1 Lewis Hamilton, 12/1 Mo Farah, 20/1 Phil Taylor, 25/1 Adam Peaty, 40/1 Harry Kane, 40/1 Luke Gale, 40/1 Tom Daley, 50/1 Bar

Phil Taylor. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)
13:42 09 Oct

Hamilton trimmed to 10/1 for SPOTY after edging closer to F1 title


William Hill has trimmed the price of Lewis Hamilton winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for the second time following a rush of cash on Monday.

Hamilton made it four wins in five races with his success at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, and that victory means he could wrap up another Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship when the 2017 season continues in the United States later this month.

If Hamilton is crowned world champion for the fourth time he will become the most successful British driver in F1 history – a statistic that has not gone unnoticed by William Hill punters who have begun to sink their cash into the Mercedes star winning Sports Personality of the Year.

Hamilton has gone from 14/1 to 10/1 in the SPOTY betting today, making him the joint third favourite behind world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua (4/11) and Tour de France winner Chris Froome (6/1).

“Anthony Joshua is an unknown quantity and the public have yet to take to Chris Froome,” William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams told Bettingpro.com. “So the 10/1 for a previous winner looks a decent bet.”

Latest William Hill Odds

BBC Sports Personality of the Year: 4/11 Anthony Joshua, 6/1 Chris Froome, 10/1 Jermain Defoe, 10/1 Lewis Hamilton, 12/1 Mo Farah, 25/1 Adam Peaty, 33/1 Phil Taylor, 40/1 Harry Kane, 40/1 Luke Gale, 40/1 Tom Daley, 50/1 Bar

Lewis Hamilton. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
15:35 14 Aug

Mo Farah 9/1 for SPOTY award after failing to win world 5,000m title


Mo Farah’s failure to sign off with double World Championship gold means Anthony Joshua is still the odds-on favourite to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The 34-year-old added two more medals to his impressive haul in London, but having taken gold in the 10,000m he was forced to settle for silver in the 5,000m as Muktar Edris ripped the title away from the British ace with a strong finish.

“It's been a long journey but it's been incredible,” Farah told BBC Sport afterwards. “It didn't quite hit home until after I crossed the line and had a couple of moments to myself when I realised - this is it. I gave it all and didn't have a single bit left at the end.”

Farah brings the curtain down on his glittering track career having won 10 gold medals and two silvers in major championships, and if he had managed another sensational double at the World Championships he may have become the front-runner for Sports Personality of the Year glory later this year.

However, that silver may have cost him the gong with William Hill making Farah the 9/1 second favourite for the award, a long way behind boxing star Anthony Joshua who is the 4/11 favourite thanks to his epic world heavyweight title win against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium earlier this year.

Football star Jermain Defoe – a sentimental pick with sports fans due to his friendship with young Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery – is now out to 10/1, with Chris Froome a 14/1 outsider despite clinching another Tour de France title just last month.

08:47 24 Jul

Bookies expect Tour de France winner Chris Froome to miss out on SPOTY


Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the third year running this past weekend, but bookmaker William Hill is not expecting that success to translate to BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 glory.

Froome’s success in France made him a four-time winner of the famous race, but at 18/1 he has several sporting stars ahead of him in the race to win BBC’s annual award.

“Chris Froome is one of the greatest sportsmen in British history,” William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams told Bettingpro.com.

“But for a number of reasons we believe that he will struggle to get the recognition he perhaps deserves.”

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua remains the odds-on favourite at 1/3, having beaten Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 people at Wembley earlier this year, while footballer Jermain Defoe is 5/1 after his friendship with Sunderland supporter Bradley Lowery captured the hearts of football fans worldwide.

Latest William Hill odds:

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017: 1/3 Anthony Joshua, 5/1 Jermain Defoe, 10/1 Johanna Konta, 14/1 Laura Muir, 18/1 Chris Froome, 20/1 Lewis Hamilton

Chris Froome. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
13:21 17 Jul

Anthony Joshua shoo-in for BBC SPOTY award after Konta & Murray fail to win Wimbledon


Boxing star Anthony Joshua is the clear 2/5 favourite with Ladbrokes for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, following a miserable Wimbledon for previous frontrunners Andy Murray and Johanna Konta.

World heavyweight champion AJ is expected to fight Wladimir Klitschko once more before 2017 is out, and the bookies are anticipating a further cut in those odds by the time the SPOTY winner is announced.

Murray had been 10/1 a month ago, although he has since drifted to 33/1 after disappointing Queen's and Wimbledon performances, while Konta has been pushed out to 14/1 having been 5/2 before her semi-final clash defeat to Venus Williams.

“This was a big fortnight for AJ's chances of winning the Sports Personality of the Year award as a win for either Konta or Murray would've dented his chances massively,” Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told Bettingpro.com.

“However, the unified world heavyweight champ has benefited from that pair's SW19 failings and now looks a shoo-in for the gong.”

Jermain Defoe is behind Joshua in the betting at 13/2, while previous winner Lewis Hamilton is a 20/1 shot for his second BBC SPOTY award.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 

Anthony Joshua - 2/5
Jermain Defoe - 13/2
Johanna Konta - 14/1
Laura Muir - 14/1
Jonnie Peacock - 16/1
Mo Farah - 18/1
Chris Froome - 20/1
Lewis Hamilton - 20/1
Andy Murray - 33/1
33/1 bar

Anthony Joshua. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
20:42 11 Jul

Johanna Konta 3/1 second favourite for SPOTY after reaching Wimbledon semi-finals


Johanna Konta’s run to the Wimbledon semi-finals has thrust her into the Sports Personality of the Year award reckoning, according to bookmaker William Hill.

Konta is 8/11 to win her semi-final match against Venus Williams and is the 5/2 slight second favourite to go all the way at the All England Club, and with all that in mind she is now into just 3/1 to win Sports Personality of the Year with only boxing star Anthony Joshua available at shorter odds.

“What Konta has done at this year’s Wimbledon has been absolutely incredible and the odds suggest that she is not done yet,” William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly told Bettingpro.com.

“She is odds on to make the final, she is only a slight second favourite to win the tournament and she is second favourite to win SPOTY as well.”

Latest William Hill Odds

Sports Personality of the Year: 8/11 Anthony Joshua; 3/1 Johanna Konta; 4/1 Jermain Defoe; 12/1 Andy Murray

8/11 Johanna Konta to win Wimbledon semi-final

5/2 Johanna Konta to win Wimbledon

Johanna Konta. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
11:33 08 Jul

British & Irish Lions into 4/7 to win Sports Personality Team of the Year


Warren Gatland’s British & Irish Lions side are clear 4/7 favourites with Ladbrokes for this year's BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year award.

After pulling off two remarkable comebacks against New Zealand (the most recent being Saturday’s shock draw), the bookies reckon the BBC gong already has their name on it.

“Plenty of patriotic punters have been getting behind The Lions all week, and while today's draw means their bets haven't landed, take nothing away from the fighting spirit of Gatland's side,” Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told Bettingpro.com.

“We're not expecting the celebrations to end just yet for this team of heroes either, as we're confident they'll pick up their second Team of the Year award in five years after achieving the unthinkable Down Under.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year winner

British & Irish Lions - 4/7

Opposing captains Kieran Read of the All Blacks and Sam Warburton of the Lions lift the trophy following a drawn series. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)


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