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The bookies at Sportsbet have tipped Mick as odds on favourite to clinch the world title at the Pipe Masters putting him at $2.50 as the 2015 WSL World Champion. On his heels is current world number two, Filipe Toledo at $3.50 with fellow Brazilian Adriano de Souza in third at $4.00. Gabriel Medina is paying $8.00 with Owen Wright at $14.00. Julian Wilson and Brazilian rookie Italo Ferreiera rounding out the field as outsiders at $41.00 and $51.00 respectively.
Tracks is in no means aligned with any betting agencies or trying to promote gambling. However, we wanted to look at the odds before we dive in to the hyperbole.
Odds for 2015 WSL World Champion according to Sportsbet:
1. Mick Fanning $2.50
2. Filipe Toledo $3.00
3. Adriano de Souza $3.50
4. Gabriel Medina $8.00
5. Owen Wright $8.00
6. Julian Wilson $41.00
7. Italo Ferreira $51.00
Interestingly, Mick is at $9.00 to win the Pipe Masters. Last year Mick lost to Brazilian Alejo Muniz in round 5 taking home a 9th place finish thus leaving the door open for Gabriel Medina to secure his first world title. Mick has never won the Pipe Masters and his best-placed finish is a 3rd back in 2013 when he lost to John John Florence in the semis. The result still saw him claim his third world title.
Filipe Toledo is $23.00 to win the Pipe Masters.
Adrian de Souza $21.00
Gabriel Medina $7.00
Owen Wright $14.00
Julian Wilson $12.00
Italo Ferreira $41.00
Now let’s look at the official WSL world title scenarios:
If Mick Fanning finishes 25th/13th at Pipe
Owen Wright and Julian Wilson will need a 1st
Gabriel Medina will need a 3rd or better
Adriano de Souza will need a 9th/round 5 or better
Filipe Toledo will need a 13th/round 3 or better to clinch the World Title
If Mick Fanning finishes 9th/round 5
Gabriel Medina will need a 1st
Adriano de Souza will need a 5th/quarters
Filipe Toledo will need a 9th/round 5
If Mick Fanning finishes 5th/quarters
Gabriel Medina will need a 1st
Adriano de Souza will need a 3rd/semis
Filipe Toledo will need a 5th/quarters
If Mick Fanning finishes 3rd/semis
Adriano will need a 2nd
Filipe will need a 3rd/semis
If Mick finishes 2nd
Adriano will need a 1st
Filipe will need a 1st
And if Mick Fanning wins the event he will clinch the World Title.
If Mick stumbles in round 5 the Brazilians will be baying for his blood. Filipe, Adriano and Filipe aren’t considered Pipe specialists. However, neither was Medina before finishing runner up to Julian Wilson in the final last year.
So who’s your money on?
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