Thursday 02.06.2014 : Sochi Olympics Odds: Betting Options Abound as Opening Ceremonies Approach.
By the end of the work week, the 2014 Sochi Games will be officially underway and that means that a weekend of betting on the Winter Olympics is well within reason. Whether prepping for a specific event or just hoping to enjoy the quadrennial festivities in general, there are plenty of ways to get ready for the events. Fortunately the sportsbook is ready for all of them.
The Winter Olympics are on the horizon and that means sports fans are taking a good long look at how to bet on the 2014 Sochi Games. Fortunately plenty of options exist in the sportsbook, and they all start to unfold as early as this Thursday.
When it comes to betting on the Sochi Games in general, sports fans are likely going to lean toward their home and native land. Oddsmakers, on the other hand, are unmoved by such biases. As a result, despite the US sending 230 athletes to the games (the most of any country), Norway is the favorite to win the most gold medals at the games.
Norway’s 23/20 odds of dominating the Olympics lead America’s 5/2 mark, Germany’s 7/1, Russia’s 9/1, Canada’s 9/1 and every other country in the world. The States, however, thanks to power in numbers, have the highest odds of winning the most Olympic medals (1/1).
Betting on Olympic events is half the fun of engaging with the Winter Games though, so betting lines exist for everything from the outright women’s luge winner to the probability of Jamaica’s fan favorite bobsled to win a medal (a ‘Yes’bet currently pays +5,000).
Most importantly, the Olympics serve as an opportunity for casual and diehard sports fans alike to give in to the temptation of watching event after event for the duration of the two-plus-week celebration. Don’t even leave the couch if you don’t want to – we won’t judge.
Check out The Olympic Lines at Bovada and we will give you a free bet.