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The Longshots: Friday’s Top Underdog Plays (9/3)

by September 3, 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: 0-12-0 | -1.2 units
  • Longshots of September: 0-0-0 | 0.0 units
  • Leans YTD: 3-6-0 | +1.0 units
  • Longshots of September: 0-0-0 | 0.0 units

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Africa Group G Qatar 2022 qualifiers are set to kick off Friday. South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Zimbabwe make up the foursome battling to advance one step closer to a World Cup bid. Both Ethiopia and Ghana have recently fielded high-quality teams. They meet in the first match of the round-robin group play with Mohammed Kudos leading the Black Stars of Ghana on the pitch versus Ethiopia and Abubeker Nassir. Nassir is a goal-scoring machine, notching 29 goals in 23 appearances for Ethiopia Bunna FC.

Ghana took their last meeting with Ethiopia in 2019 by a count of 2-0 in the African Cup of Nations qualifier. However, Ethiopia comes in white-hot over their last five games going 3-2 but with an aggregate score of 12-4 in their favor. Meanwhile, Ghana has scuffled. They have won just one of their last five matches. We are all over the longshot Ethiopia money line at +1700 from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Longshot Bet of the Day

Ethiopia WIN Outright +1700


Ethiopia – Ghana DRAW +600

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