Clinton, Trump Heavy Favorites Heading into Super Tuesday

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United States Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be looking to take big steps toward securing the 2016 nominations of their parties as big betting favorites heading into Super Tuesday.

Super Tuesday will award delegates to winners in a dozen states plus the territory of American Samoa, giving Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump the chance to increase their leads on their opponents in the race.

Clinton is a massive -1000 favorite (bet $1,000 to win $100) to win the Democratic nomination and has 544 delegates with 880 more up for grabs on Tuesday.

The Super Tuesday elections are critical for Clinton's main competitor Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Senator who has secured just 85 delegates so far as the +400 second choice (bet $100 to win $400) on the Democratic side. Vice President Joe Biden is a +2500 longshot, mainly because he has not even announced his candidacy.

Trump is a smaller -400 favorite to win the Republican nomination, but Super Tuesday will prove whether or not he is truly the party's frontrunner because about half the delegates required will be available.

Senators Marco Rubio from Florida and Ted Cruz from Texas have just 16 and 17 delegates to Trump's 82 to date, but both still have a solid opportunity to cut into the lead and possibly overtake him based on how they all fare in Tuesday's primaries.

Rubio is viewed by oddsmakers as the much more serious challenger right now at +250 to win the Republican nomination compared to Cruz at +3300. Ohio Governor John Kasich is looking forward to his state's primary on March 15 and remains a longshot at +4000 to secure the nomination.

The states holding primaries or caucuses for both parties on Super Tuesday include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. There will also be Republican caucuses in Alaska while American Samoa will select delegates for the Democrats.

Clinton is the -140 favorite to follow Barack Obama as the 45th President of the United States, with Trump sitting as the second choice at +160. Following them are Rubio at +750, Sanders at +1000 and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is also in the mix at +3300, although he has not yet decided if he is going to enter the race.

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