On This Day in Sports Odds History


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1998 (Olympics): Behind goalie Dominik Hasek's shutout, the Czech Republic defeats Russia 1-0 in the Gold Medal game in Men's Ice Hockey. Petr Svoboda's goal with 12 minutes left in the game broke the scoreless tie. It was the first Olympics in which the NHL took a break in their schedule to allow players to play for their national teams. The Czech Republic entered the tournament at +1500 to take home the Gold. Canada entered as the favorite at +160 but finished a disappointing 4th place after losing to the Czech Republic in a shootout in the semifinal round.


2015 (NASCAR): 24-year old Joey Logano wins his first Daytona 500, becoming the 2nd youngest to win the race (behind Trevor Bayne, who won at 20). Logano was +1200 to win the race as a huge pileup occurred on the final lap allowing Logano to coast across the finish line under a caution flag.


2018 (College Basketball): Drexel sets an NCAA Division I men's basketball record by coming back from a 34-point deficit to defeat Delaware 85-83. The Dragons failed to cover as a 3-point home favorite and the game went over the total of 144½-points. Junior Tramaine Isabell led the comeback as he scored 22 points and 6 assists in the 2nd half and hit the game-winning free throws with 2.2 seconds left in the game.