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The Longshots: Tuesday’s Top Underdog Plays (8/24)

by August 24, 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: 0-9-0 | -0.9 units

Lean YTD: 2-5-0 | +0.6 units

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Everton is off to a flying start in the English Premier League in 2021, netting four points in their first two matches. Tuesday, they get a midweek tilt at Jon Smith’s Stadium to take on the home Huddersfield Town in the second round of the Carabao Cup. The Terriers are a heavy home underdog at FanDuel Sportsbook (+400) against the stacked visitors. Everton should impose their will in this match leading to plenty of scoring chances for The Toffees. With this being a potentially lopsided affair, we will go deep for a goal scorer and pair him with an Everton win.

FanDuel’s Wincast provides just such a bet to target. 23-year old midfielder Tom Davies has been rumored to be a starting xi cut if Everton tries to add someone via transfer. Since 2017, Davies has scored six times in 151 contests. His time to prove his worth to the club is now, against an inferior opponent like Huddersfield. We like Davies to find his mark in this one and Everton to win easily.

Longshot Bet of the Day

Tom Davies to score in 90 minutes AND Everton to win in regulation +1000


Moise Kean First Goalscorer +430

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Aaron Pags is a featured writer at BettingPros. For more from Aaron, check out his archive and follow him @FantasyTriage.