Русский

简体中文

English

Betting Underdogs: Miracle on Ice

Betting Underdogs: The Miracle On Ice

Last updated on January 5th, 2022


In what was one of the biggest upsets in sports history, the Miracle on Ice was nothing short of remarkable.

 

Relatively new to the world of trading? Check out VOdds’ guide to sports betting.

 

With the American ice hockey team hardly fancied ahead of the 1980 Olympics at Lake Placid, the team that consisted of amateur college players amazingly overcame the favourites in the Soviet Union 4-3 in the medal round, before going on to beat Finland to claim a memorable gold medal.

 

Considering the USSR had defeated the US team 10-3 in an exhibition game in New York just 13 days earlier, this made the achievement even more impressive. Moreover, the fact the USSR had also beaten an NHL All Star team in the lead up to the tournament and was a team who’d played together for the best part of a decade only amplified what a shock it was.

 

Courtesy of Sportskeeda

 

Coached by Herb Brooks, the USA boss selected his team predominantly from NCAA teams the Minnesota Gophers (the team Brooks coached) and Boston University. With players from Bowling Green, Wisconsin and Minnesota-Duluth rounding out the squad, he wanted a tough to handle team to deal with the seasoned Russians.

 

Priced at an outrageous 1000-1 to overcome their seasoned adversaries to win Gold at the time according to simulations that have since been done, upon looking back and knowing the Soviets had won 12 of the previous 16 World Championships and triumphed in the last four Olympics, it’s easy to understand those odds.

 

Despite being dominated by the Soviets for large periods, team USA took their chances and defended resolutely to progress to the gold medal clash. When referring back to Brooks’ inspirational pregame speech, it’s clear his words resonated with his players. “If we played them 10 times, they might win nine,” stated Brooks.

 

“But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players. You were meant to be here tonight. This is your time. Now, go out there and take it.”

 

And take it they did, as this US side incredibly etched their name into the history books against all odds with their grit, determination and collective spirit.

 

Start trading the right way and log in to your sports betting account. Register now if you don’t have one yet and be on your way to becoming a successful trader.

 

register on vodds

Be one step ahead of your game by receiving our latest sports news and betting tips!
Recent Blogs

CONNECT WITH US:

MARCH MADNESS T&C

HOW TO JOIN

  1. Participants should have an active social media account. Social media platforms included in this program are as follows:
    1. Twitter
    2. Instagram
    3. VK
  2. To qualify, you must follow the mechanics required in ANY of these platforms:
    1. Twitter
      1. Participants must follow Vodds’ official Twitter account
      2. Like the tweet related to March Madness
      3. Quote retweet post with answer and hashtags #VOdds #marchmadness
    2. Instagram
      1. Participants must follow Vodds’ official Instagram account
      2. Like the post related to March Madness
      3. Share the post on story with answer and hashtags #VOdds #marchmadness
      4. Mention/Tag @vodds_official on your story
    3. VK
      1. Participants must follow Vodds’ official VK account
      2. Like the post related to March Madness
      3. Share the post on your profile with answer and hashtags #VOdds #marchmadness
  3. Other requirements:
    1. Shared posts (excluding stories) should not be deleted until the end of the campaign
    2. Social media accounts should be in public for post verification
  4. Winner selection
    1. Announcement of winners will be at 2 PM GMT+8
    2. There will be daily and grand prizes at the end of the campaign
    3. Daily winners will be draw randomly using https://wheelofnames.com/
    4. Participants can join as many times as they want but only 1 entry per day
    5. Entries accumulated during the campaign will be added and draw at the end of the campaign for the Grand Prize
    6. Confirmed winners will be contacted and will be requested to provide the ff.
      1. Full Name
      2. Email Address
      3. Mobile Number
      4. Country
      5. Payment Method (please see the list of available payment channels here)
  5. Prizes & Withdrawal guidelines
    1. 3 random winners will win 10 USD on daily games
    2. 3 random winners will win 50 USD on the final four stage
    3. A total of 200 USD will be awarded at the end of the campaign to the grand prize winner.
    4. Prizes will be added to your VOdds account and can be withdrawn after completing of the turnover requirements
  6. Other terms & conditions
    1. This offer is valid to new customers of VOdds and existing users who have not previously deposited and can be availed from the period of March 9 – April 5, 2022 only.
    2. You must have settled bets of up to 5X of the prize before your winnings and prizes become withdrawable.
    3. Prize will be converted to your VOdds account currency using xe.com rate.
    4. This offer only applies to bets placed via VOdds website. Bets that are placed using our API will not qualify for this offer.
    5. Bets placed on Positional Orders will not qualify.
    6. If the requirements for this offer have not been met within 30 days from your first deposit, the promotion will expire.
    7. All qualifying bets must be settled before the promotion’s expiry.
    8. If you cancel your bonus after you enter the promotion or before you complete the requirements, the offer shall be forfeited.
    9. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. You can only have one active bonus at a time. VOdds reserves the right to limit the eligibility or cancel any offer to any customer.
    10. This offer is strictly limited to one per person, family, household address, email address, telephone number, same payment account number (e.g. SKRILL, NETELLER, etc), and shared computer (e.g. public library or workplace).
    11. In case of canceled, voided, rejected, or non-runner bets, stakes will be put back into the original wallets and wagering progress is reverted.
    12. If any terms of the offer are breached (or there is any evidence of multiple bets placed by a customer from any other promotional offer resulting in guaranteed customer profits regardless of the outcome), VOdds reserves the right to reclaim the bonus or void any bets funded by the promotion.
    13. These terms and conditions operate in conjunction with VOdds’ General Terms and Conditions.