Winter Olympics Odds
Posted by Jimmy Boyd
Odds for this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have been posted by Bovada. There are some individual country odds listed below, but the most intriguing betting lines are on which team will win the gold medal count. Currently, Norway is listed as the odds-on favorite to win the most medals at 5/4 odds. The US and Germany are second and third, respectively, and host Russia is listed as fourth at 31/2 odds. These numbers aren’t surprising as Norway is the All-Time leader in Winter Olympic medals with 107, which is 20 more than the US in second place with 87. Here’s a look at the complete odds to win the most gold medals in 2014:
2014 Winter Olympics (Sochi, Russia) – Odds to Win the Most Gold Medals
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Total Gold Medals Won by the United States
- Over 10.5 (-125)
- Under 10.5 (-105)
The US has never won more than 10 gold medals in a single Winter Games. They have won nine in each of the last two Olympics and won 10 in 2002 in Salt Lake City. This is considered one of the United States’ best overall teams, however, you best odds are taking the Under in this case as winning more than 10 gold medals is a difficult task for any country. Note that there are 12 new events in this year’s games, which is likely why this total is set so high. Even with that in mind, getting more than 10 gold medals is far from a given for any team.
Total Gold Medals Won by Canada
- Over 9.5 (-120)
- Under 9.5 (-110)
Again, there are 12 new events this year, but this number seems extremely high. The Canadians did win 14 golds in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, however, seeing that they were the host nation, that number is typically inflated a bit. In fact, prior to last year, Canada hasn’t won more that seven gold medals at an Olympics. Yes, there are more events to win, but it seems like a tall order for Canada to win 10 gold medals this year.