The Boat Race 2017 predictions & betting tips for Sunday, April 2. Will Cambridge make it back-to-back successes in The Boat Race or will Oxford regain the bragging rights? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.
The Boat Race 2017 Prediction
The Boat Race 2017 Betting Odds
Bookmaker William Hill
is reporting huge support for Oxford to win this year’s Varsity Boat Race, and as a result they are now the odds-on favourites for Sunday's race.
As is tradition, Cambridge were made the favourites when the market opened due to them being the heaviest crew, but the odds have shifted in favour of Oxford following a flurry of support for them.
A whopping 82p of every £1 placed has been in support of the Dark Blues, while the biggest bet seen for unfancied Cambridge so far has been a £28 punt.
As a result, Oxford are into 2/5 from 5/4 at William Hill
, while Cambridge have drifted from 4/7 to 7/4. The dead heat is now offered at 100/1.
“Despite winning last year, the Light Blues are virtually friendless to win this year’s race,” William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly told Bettingpro.com.
“And with a biggest bet of just £28, they are being left in the wake of Oxford punters who are piling splashing the cash.”
Latest William Hill Odds
Boat Race Winner: 2/5 Oxford; 7/4 Cambridge; 100/1 Dead Heat
Boat Race Specials:
7/1 Either Boat to sink during race
50/1 Both Boats to sink during the race
20/1 Oxford to sink during the race
20/1 Cambridge to sink during the race
25/1 Either boat to be disqualified
8/1 Record time to be broken
The Boat Race 2017 Course
The 2017 Boat Race will be contested over a 4.2 mile course that begins at Putney Bridge. The two crews will pass under Hammersmith Bridge and Barnes Railway Bridge in their race to reach the finish line just before Chiswick Bridge.
The Boat Race 2017 Start Time
The men’s 2017 Boat Race is set to get underway at 5:35pm BST, with the women’s race scheduled to take place an hour earlier at 4:35pm BST. The race will be televised on the BBC One in the United Kingdom and there will also be an opportunity to watch a live stream. Viewers around the world should check local listings with the race set to be broadcast in the United States, Canada, Australia and more.
The Boat Race 2017 Crews
|Michael DiSanto (President)|
|7||Lance Tredell (President)|
|TEAM AVERAGES||Age: 24|
The Boat Race Results
Oxford have dominated the Boat Race in recent years, winning 11 of the last 17 instalments, but it is 2017 winners Cambridge who have had the edge historically. The ‘Light Blues’ have won 82 of the previous 162 showdowns with Oxford, losing on 79 occasions while once race – back in the 1870s – ended in a dead heat.