Picks: Scotland Win 2021 Six Nations (+1400) – Odds via Borgata Sportsbook.
Scotland have somewhat infamously never lifted the Six Nations trophy, but in such crazy times, Gregor Townsend has formed a squad that looks capable of striking out as underdogs in 2021.
As things stand, Scotland sit fifth in the table having played one game fewer than the majority of their peers. Odds of +1400 remain available at Borgata NJ, which is down from the +1800 they were priced at as of March 1, indicating a growing level of interest in their potential upset.
The team was poised to face France before the match was postponed due to a number of positive COVID-19 tests for Les Bleus, including 12 players and head coach Fabien Galthie. It’s suspected the match will be rearranged for a latter date, but there’s a chance Scotland could get an invaluable bonus-point win in the event organisers deem France culpable for their COVID breach:
In that event, Scotland would pull joint-level in second place. Then, they would only need to win their two remaining game and hope that France beat leaders Wales in the final week by a small enough margin for them to usurp the crown at the last hurdle.
It’s a very specific list of ifs, buts and maybes required for Scotland to prove themselves as underdogs, but nothing can be ruled out with such a talented crop and great coaching in their favor.