Rugby World Cup 2019

September 19 2019


RWC 2019 Japan
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Follow the Money: Looking at the Odds and Handicaps for All 40 Pool Matches



We took a look at where the money is going in the sports betting industry using our own BC Lottery Corporation and their online site Playnow.com. They offer various bets on the World Cup including handicap betting which is a useful way to see the point spreads the "money" is pointing to, we'll see post tournament how accurate they were. Speaking of betting, an unfortunate incident involving Wales assistant coach Rob Howley, who was called back from the World Cup to answer questions about a "potential breach of World Rugby betting rules". A betting company's "integrity team" contacted the Welsh Rugby Union and the WRU CEO flew out to Japan to talk to Howley face to face before requesting his return for the investigation... more details here.

First thing to notice is the number of bets that have been suspended already, these games are so certain of the winning team that it's not worth giving any odds. Those games include the NZ v Canada match and the South Africa v Canada match. Also 3 games involving Russia, possibly the worst team at the tournament, 2 Namibia games, 1 Tonga match, 1 USA match and 1 Uruguay match. Even the NZ v Italy match has betting suspended on NZ, with Italy a 30-1 long shot.

The handicap betting shows some interesting results, bookies are willing to give Canada a +22 handicap against Italy, meaning if Canada lose by 21 or less (or win) you could make 85 cents on the dollar. They're giving a massive +60 handicap to Canada in the NZ match, so if Canada lose by less than 60 it's money in the bank, seems like a reasonable offer. They're giving Namibia a +66 handicap in the NZ match and think Canada will beat Namibia by giving Namibia a +6 handicap in that encounter.

What will be the point spread in the opening match - +39 points to Japan according to the money.

The information below from PlayNow.com was captured September 18th and will likely change over the course of the tournament as new trends and details emerge. The match times listed are PT.

September 20, 2019
3:45 AM Japan vs Russia Suspended
30.00 - Draw
28.00 - Team 2 odds

9:45 PM Australia vs Fiji
1.05 - Team 1 odds
30.00 - Draw
5.90 - Team 2 odds

September 21, 2019
12:15 AM France vs Argentina
1.70
17.00
1.95

2:45 AM New Zealand vs South Africa
1.34
20.00
2.70

10:15 PM Italy vs Namibia
1.005
30.00
17.00

September 22, 2019
12:45 AM Ireland vs Scotland
1.24
18.00
3.20

3:15 AM England vs Tonga Suspended
30.00
30.00

September 23, 2019
3:15 AM Wales vs Georgia
1.005
30.00
14.00

September 24, 2019
3:15 AM Russia vs Samoa
17.00
30.00
1.005

10:15 PM Fiji vs Uruguay
1.005
30.00
15.00

September 26, 2019
12:45 AM Italy vs Canada
1.02
30.00
9.00

3:45 AM England vs USA Suspended
30.00
30.00

September 27, 2019
9:45 PM Argentina vs Tonga
1.005
30.00
17.00

September 28, 2019
12:15 AM Japan vs Ireland
6.50
28.00
1.04

2:45 AM South Africa vs Namibia Suspended
30.00
30.00

10:15 PM Georgia vs Uruguay
1.04
30.00
6.50

September 29, 2019
12:45 AM Australia vs Wales
1.95
18.00
1.66

September 30, 2019
3:15 AM Scotland vs Samoa
1.02
30.00
8.50

October 2, 2019
12:45 AM France vs USA
1.005
30.00
15.00

3:15 AM New Zealand vs Canada Suspended
30.00
30.00

10:15 PM Georgia vs Fiji
4.10
22.00
1.13

October 3, 2019
3:15 AM Ireland vs Russia Suspended
30.00
30.00

October 4, 2019
2:45 AM South Africa vs Italy
1.005
30.00
15.00

10:15 PM Australia vs Uruguay Suspended
30.00
30.00

October 5, 2019
1:00 AM England vs Argentina
1.11
26.00
4.40

3:30 AM Japan vs Samoa
1.07
28.00
5.10

9:45 PM New Zealand vs Namibia Suspended
30.00
30.00

October 6, 2019
12:45 AM France vs Tonga
1.005
30.00
18.00

October 8, 2019
3:15 AM South Africa vs Canada Suspended
30.00
30.00

9:45 PM Argentina vs USA
1.01
30.00
14.00

October 9, 2019
12:15 AM Scotland vs Russia Suspended
30.00
30.00

2:45 AM Wales vs Fiji
1.03
30.00
7.00

October 10, 2019
9:45 PM New Zealand vs Italy Suspended
30.00
30.00

October 11, 2019
3:15 AM Australia vs Georgia
1.01
30.00
12.00

October 12, 2019
1:15 AM England vs France
1.20
22.00
3.45

3:45 AM Ireland vs Samoa
1.005
30.00
20.00

8:15 PM Namibia vs Canada
2.70
15.00
1.36

10:45 PM USA vs Tonga
2.10
18.00
1.56

October 13, 2019
1:15 AM Wales vs Uruguay Suspended
30.00
30.00

3:45 AM Japan vs Scotland
3.15
14.00
1.26

HANDICAP BETTING

September 20, 2019
3:45 AM Japan (-39.0) vs Russia (+39.0)
1.85 - Team 1 with handicap
26.00 - Draw with handicap
1.85 - Team 2 with handicap

9:45 PM Australia (-16.0) vs Fiji (+16.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

September 21, 2019
12:15 AM France (-1.0) vs Argentina (+1.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

2:45 AM New Zealand (-6.0) vs South Africa (+6.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

10:15 PM Italy (-30.0) vs Namibia (+30.0)
1.85
26.00
1.85

September 22, 2019
12:45 AM Ireland (-8.0) vs Scotland (+8.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

3:15 AM England (-40.0) vs Tonga (+40.0)
1.85
26.00
1.85

September 23, 2019
3:15 AM Wales (-27.0) vs Georgia (+27.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

September 24, 2019
3:15 AM Russia (+29.0) vs Samoa (-29.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

10:15 PM Fiji (-28.0) vs Uruguay (+28.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

September 26, 2019
12:45 AM Italy (-22.0) vs Canada (+22.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

3:45 AM England (-38.0) vs USA (+38.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

September 27, 2019
9:45 PM Argentina (-28.0) vs Tonga (+28.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

September 28, 2019
12:15 AM Japan (+18.0) vs Ireland (-18.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

2:45 AM South Africa (-57.0) vs Namibia (+57.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

10:15 PM Georgia (-18.0) vs Uruguay (+18.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

September 29, 2019
12:45 AM Australia (+2.0) vs Wales (-2.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

September 30, 2019
3:15 AM Scotland (-21.0) vs Samoa (+21.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

October 2, 2019
12:45 AM France (-28.0) vs USA (+28.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

3:15 AM New Zealand (-60.0) vs Canada (+60.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

10:15 PM Georgia (+12.0) vs Fiji (-12.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

October 3, 2019
3:15 AM Ireland (-56.0) vs Russia (+56.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

October 4, 2019
2:45 AM South Africa (-28.0) vs Italy (+28.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

10:15 PM Australia (-45.0) vs Uruguay (+45.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

October 5, 2019
1:00 AM England (-12.0) vs Argentina (+12.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

3:30 AM Japan (-15.0) vs Samoa (+15.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

9:45 PM New Zealand (-66.0) vs Namibia (+66.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

October 6, 2019
12:45 AM France (-30.0) vs Tonga (+30.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

October 8, 2019
3:15 AM South Africa (-48.0) vs Canada (+48.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

9:45 PM Argentina (-26.0) vs USA (+26.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

October 9, 2019
12:15 AM Scotland (-45.0) vs Russia (+45.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

2:45 AM Wales (-19.0) vs Fiji (+19.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

October 10, 2019
9:45 PM New Zealand (-37.0) vs Italy (+37.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

October 11, 2019
3:15 AM Australia (-25.0) vs Georgia (+25.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

October 12, 2019
1:15 AM England (-9.0) vs France (+9.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

3:45 AM Ireland (-30.0) vs Samoa (+30.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

8:15 PM Namibia (+6.0) vs Canada (-6.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

10:45 PM USA (+3.0) vs Tonga (-3.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

October 13, 2019
1:15 AM Wales (-46.0) vs Uruguay (+46.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

3:45 AM Japan (+9.0) vs Scotland (-9.0)
1.85
20.00
1.85

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