Inspiration comes from different places, a great sports underdog hits well in the right places. Every sport has the top leaders and the bottom four, seeing an underdog showing outstanding abilities is good, from the bottom to the top has always been a shocking experience. There is a satisfaction that comes with cashing out a huge amount of money from underdog bet. The thrill and greed of going for high odds which lacks winning looks is a competitive aspect of sports betting. Putting high stakes on an underdog is very risky because they rarely win, but the struggle is real gamblers want better odds and it’s found with the underdogs. History keeps record of underdog teams that changed the view of their sport, fans are anticipating new movements from underdog teams.
Major League Baseball definitely has a good number of underdog winners, the public likes to side with a winning team but in baseball things have changed, underdogs are trying too hard to get to that top. Success of underdogs in MLB is 41%, baseball fans alongside gamblers watch out for them as they are full of surprises. In 2003 Super Bowl Oakland Rangers were favored over Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rangers who played offense were mostly rooted for against buccaneers who played defence. Normally defence wins over offense, but fans love offense and gamblers go with the favorite, so Rangers were cheered for by many. Some sports book reported the Rangers odd as under four point five and that of the Buccaneers over 4.5, the score was already settled before halftime with Tampa Bay having a 17 point lead over Rangers.
National Hockey League has more underdog winners than any other sport till this day, but it’s a low scoring sport so it’s second in position, there has been forty-one point four percent underdog win here. The Los Angeles Kings made history after winning the Stanley cup and a number eight seeds, they eliminated the top three seeds on their way to success. Edmonton oilers are underdogs that shocked people, they had a regular season, then pulled through swiftly. Ray Whitney is a top veteran, he was through with the struggle to become the best. Whitney started from an early age as a stick boy, then became a Stanley Cup champion after years of playing.
The National Football League is known to be dominated by money, underdog teams have proven themselves here, several teams have won titles from the bottom and have a special place in the heart of fans. Greece had a great triumph in 2004 European championship games after defeating the likes of Portugal and Spain in the group stage then progressing to the knockout stage. They defeated France and Czech Republic to secure the title, their defensive play was criticized, their excuse being lack of resources, their victory was a triumph to underdogs. Nottingham Forest had a good league run conversing just 33 goals in a 42-game season, they lost only 3 games in that season and secured a good position on the table. This same Nottingham Forest won Liverpool thanks to a last penalty to lift their first trophy since 19 years, this victory increased their fame, their manager was crowned manager if the year.
There are thirty-two points one percent of underdog winners in The National Basketball Association, more than any sport NBA’s beat teams remain outstanding. Cleveland Cavaliers were best team around Eastern conference, this team struggled their way to the top beating likes of Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks in Their conference finals. Cavaliers were crowned underdog winners after defeat against Golden State Warriors who had smashed their way to its finals defeating bigger threats, Cavaliers won their first NBA championship after this defeat. In 2006 Miami Heart won the trophy 6 times, they were the second best team in the East sitting 12 games behind the Pistons in the Eastern conference, Hearts struggled their way through having a win against the Bulls, the New Jersey Nets plus the Pistons. Miami lost to Mavs, then there was a big time comeback winning four straight games including championship title. Still on the Eastern district, as Detroit Pistons came into central game as the number 3 seed with a 54-28 record, they broke their way to finals against Lakers and came out as winners.