Kamala Harris sees dramatic surge in betting odds after first debate

Kamala Harris drew widespread praise for her performance during the second night of their first Democratic presidential debates, and oddsmakers have taken note.

On Bovada, Harris has become tied to the third-best chances to win the presidency in 2020 in +750, only behind Donald Trump (EVEN) and Joe Biden (+450).

The California Senator was recorded at +1200 last month and sat Trump, Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

ALSO: Kamala Harris reverses debate answer about abolishing private health insurance Other betting platforms have been even more generous.

On Bet Online, Harris has given the best odds (+250) of winning the Democratic nomination, and is followed by Joe Biden (+325) and Elizabeth Warren (+450).

Predict It also lists Kamala Harris as the favorite to win the nomination, even though the site models chances from the types of"share costs" of a candidate's stock.

Her"price" has become 22 cents, which ranks ahead of Joe Biden (21 cents) and Elizabeth Warren (20 cents).

Also rising following the first debate were Elizabeth Warren (+2000 on Bovada last month and +750 currently ) and Pete Buttigieg (+1100 on Bovada last month and +850 today ).

RELATED: Kamala Harris breaks up debate'food fight' started by Eric Swalwell and Joe Biden Joe Biden's chances have dipped slightly on Bovada, as he had been recorded at +450 entering the debates and now sits in +425.

Oddsmakers are probably awaiting polling to find out if the former vice president's operation is going to have any impact on his support, because Biden has maintained a healthy lead in the polls despite a number of effort controversies for this point.

Bernie Sanders appeared to fall the maximum after the initial argument, as he had been leapfrogged by Harris, Warren and Buttigieg on Bovada after the initial debate.

Click through the slideshow to view updated betting odds after the first Democratic debate.

Eric Ting is an SFGATE staff writer.

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