Super Tuesday Shifts Presidential Odds: Biden Laps Sanders

  • Joe Biden takes the lead for the Democratic nomination over Bernie Sanders after a strong showing during Super Tuesday.
  • Poor showings lead to Michael Bloomberg dropping his run for the presidency.
  • Biden won big in Texas and North Carolina while Sanders succeeded in California and Colorado.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Super Tuesday has come to a close and the results have stunned sportsbooks. Bernie Sanders was the original favorite to win the Democratic candidacy, however, after a strong Super Tuesday showing, Joe Biden has jumped as the clear favorite.

Michael Bloomberg suspended his campaign altogether after poor showing on Tuesday and now plans to join Peter Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar in endorsing Biden.

It is Sanders vs the DNC as the election persists. With online sportsbooks jumping ship and favoring Biden, can Sanders excel in the underdog role?

Biden Wins Big Super Tuesday

The presidential election odds have drastically shifted following the results of Super Tuesday. Biden has officially taken the lead over Sanders and that has caused sportsbooks to lean in favor of the former Vice President.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Odds:

  • Joe Biden -450
  • Bernie Sanders +400
  • Hilary Clinton +3000
  • Elizabeth Warren +5000
  • Michelle Obama +8000
  • Tulsi Gabbard +5000

Coming into Tuesday's primaries, Sanders had the favorite -115 odds to win Texas over Biden and was tied in the polls with Biden to take North Carolina.

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Biden successfully claimed the most delegates from both states, giving him a strong lead over Sanders. In Texas, Biden took 32.9% of the delegates to Bernie’s 30.0% and Biden crushed Sanders in NC, claiming 43.0% to sanders 24.1%.

Sanders was able to win California, claiming 33.6% of votes to Biden’s 24.8%, showing that he is still in the fight for the presidency.

Michael Bloomberg, however, has officially bowed out, suspending his campaign and endorsing Joe Biden as he believes Joe is the only way to beat President Donald Trump.

“I’ve always believed that defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. After yesterday’s vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden," said Bloomberg.

The Democratic race may not be over as many other states still have yet to vote on the candidacy. Sports bettors are already siding with Biden however, as the moment shifts in his favor.