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The Longshots: Friday’s Top Underdog Plays (8/27)

by August 27, 2021

Do you want to win a lot of money without risking much? Who doesn’t? That is the basis this Longshots article series is built on. Three or four times per week, we will find a considerable underdog or funky special line to toss a small wager on and then root like hell for the upset! We will play all “dog” parlays, big event specials, or perhaps literally throw darts at a dart league prop. But, regardless of the sport, the payouts will always be 10 to 1 (+1000) or better. Additionally, we will include one LEAN on a 4 to 1 (+400) or better line for your consideration.

Most importantly, you should never wager money you aren’t willing to lose. Knowing your bankroll limitations is doubly true when betting on the long odds we recommend in these articles. Most pros recommend that you formulate a 1 unit value for standard bets, so bets placed here will be smaller than that — think 0.1 unit increments. Meaning, if you typically wager $10 on a -110 line, you should drop $1 on these 10:1 or greater odds.

Without further adieu, here are today’s longshots.

Longshots YTD: 0-10-0 | -1.0 units

Lean YTD: 2-6-0 | +0.5 units

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NASCAR’s Xfinity Series takes center stage on Friday night for the Wawa 250 at Daytona International. AJ Allmendinger is red hot and sits on the pole, but this track has only produced five winners in its history from the front position. Of course, you came here looking for a longshot, hence the name. Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, there are a bevy of prime candidates to take the checkered flag.

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For our purposes, we love a former Daytona winner to cross first on Friday night: Michael Annett. Annett will start his Chevy right in the middle of the pack in row 10. Annett is back in the number 1. He missed two races in July with a stress fracture in his right femur. He’s tough enough for the track, and in 2019, he claimed his first checkered flag right here in Daytona. At +1800, Annett fits the underdog bill.

Longshot Bet of the Day

Michael Annett Outright Winner Wawa 250 +1800


No lean for this race

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