|According to SportingbetUSA.com, the most popular events at the upcoming Winter Games in Turin are those in which American athletes are expected to win. |
“I know the odds makers think Czech Republic has a better chance of beating Canada for the gold in Men’s Hockey,” said SportingbetUSA.com manager Tony Delgado, “But I guess our players are more patriotic than that -- we’re seeing a lot of money on the U.S. team.”
Similarly, American downhill star Bode Miller is not the favourite to win gold in Men’s downhill either. Nevertheless, SportingbetUSA.com bettors seem to think this is another Olympic gold medal that belongs in America and are putting their bucks on Bode. Odds on Miller to win one gold medal currently sit at 7-4, two gold at 9-2, and three gold at 20-1. Odds on him getting shut out of a gold medal are 4-7.
The most medals the US has ever won in one Winter Olympic Games was 34 in 2002 at the Salt Lake City games, including 10 gold medals. SportingbetUSA.com odds makers have set 28.5 as the over/under number of total medals for the U.S. delegation. Odds on the U.S. leading the medal count in Turin are 9-5, behind only Germany at 5-9.