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Updated Odds to Win Ballina Cup Beer Pong Tournament and Semifinals

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in Entertainment

Apr 9, 2020 · 12:32 PM PDT

Mike is the +100 favorite to win the Ballina Cup celebrity virtual beer pong tournament. Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola is at +150. Robert Duff makes his betting picks based largely on shooting-percentage stats in the first two rounds.
  • MIKE is the +100 favorite to win the Ballina Cup celebrity virtual beer pong tournament
  • MLB pitcher Trevor Bauer, NFL wide receiver Danny Amendola, and YouTubers the Nelk Boys are also in the final four.
  • Who’s the best bet? Odds, analysis, picks and predictions follow, below

When it comes to the Ballina Cup, oddsmakers like MIKE.

As the “March Madness of beer pong” readies for its semifinals, rapper/hip-hop artist MIKE is currently listed as the +100 chalk to emerge victorious. The celebrity virtual beer pong event is slated to wrap up with the championship match on April 10th.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola is the second-favorite at +150. The former New England Patriots wideout was the +500 chalk in the 16-player tourney’s opening line.

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (+250) and YouTubers the NELK Boys (+300) round out the final four.

Ballina Cup Celebrity Virtual Beer Pong Odds

Player Odds
MIKE +100
Danny Amendola +150
Trevor Bauer +250
NELK Boys +300

Odds taken April 9th. Semifinal matches slated for 5:00 PM ET on April 9th.

The event follows the same format as regular beer pong, with each match consisting of a best two-out-of-three competition. All proceeds from the Ballina Cup will support coronavirus relief.

Be Like MIKE

Following his opening-round win over Kane Brown, MIKE captured a grudge match with New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman in the Elite Eight. MIKE – real name Mike Seander – was a relief pitcher on the Duke baseball team.

Stroman and MIKE were teammates with the Blue Devils, and remain friends. Stroman actually made an appearance on These Days, MIKE’s third studio album.

Stroman turned out to be as good a beer pong oddsmaker as he was a beer pong player. He touted Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin to win it all. Seguin didn’t get past Stroman in the Sweet 16.

Amendola Survives

Amendola opened by defeating fellow NFLer Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs.

He got through the second round by the skin of his teeth, defeating Zack Bia 2-1.

The Left Bauer

Anyone who backed Bauer at the start of this competition must be feeling pretty good. The Reds hurler opened the tournament as a +1200 longshot but has played his way into the Final Four.

He toppled former Cleveland Indians teammate Mike Clevinger in the opening round. Bauer followed up by stopping Dansby Swanson and Mallory Pugh in the second round.

Bauer also registered a complaint that the table they were using wasn’t of legal length.

After consulting with Ballina Cup commissioner Post Malone, Bauer suggested he was much more open to dialogue than MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.

Nelk Boys Rolling

The Nelk Boys won their first-round match by forfeit when rapper Machine Gun Kelly departed without completing the best-of-three format.

They displayed impressive sharpshooting skills in the Elite Eight against Morgan Wallen. The Nelk Boys buried five straight shots to finish off the match.

By The Numbers

Tournament stats display why three of these four players are semifinalists.

MIKE is the top remaining shooter in terms of accuracy at 37%. But both Amendola and Bauer are hot on his heels. Each are clicking at 36%.

The NELK Boys defy analytics. They’ve carried on through two rounds even though they aren’t even among the top 10 in shooting percentage.

Ballina Cup Celebrity Virtual Beer Pong Semifinal Odds

Player Odds
MIKE -140
Danny Amendola +100
Player Odds
Trevor Bauer -150
NELK Boys +110

There’s not much to choose in the odds among the Ballina Cup Final Four.

MIKE Will Roll Danny

This could be as epic as the 2018 AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and the Chiefs. The winner will move on to be the favorite to capture the final.

Go with MIKE. He’s beaten both athletes and celebrities on his path so far. And he’s buddies with commish Malone, so there’s that.

Pick: MIKE (-140)

Trevor’s Ballina Cup

In this event, Bauer is the 1985 Villanova Wildcats. No one anticipated much from him but he just keeps winning.

Statistically, the NELK Boys are erratic. That has to eventually catch up to them.

Back Bauer here and to hoist the Ballina Cup.

Pick: Trevor Bauer (-150)

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