The expert 2018 Winter Olympics betting analysis and predictions that you’re about to get on the total medal count winners could help you cash in big time! Whether you like the favorite, a country with slightly longer odds to win or a flat-out long shot, I’ve got answers to your Olympic medal-related questions.
Now, let’s get down to business.
Expert 2018 Winter Olympics Betting Predictions on Total Medal Count
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Total Medal Count Odds
- Germany: +175
- Norway: +175
- USA: +400
- Canada: +700
- Netherlands: +1600
- France: +4000
- Austria: +5000
- Republic of Korea: +5000
- China: +6600
- Switzerland: +8000
- Sweden: +10000
- Japan: +10000
- Poland: +10000
Most Olympic observers are picking Germany to win the most gold medals and the most overall medals, but I think it could be a bit closer than some ‘experts’ believe. The good news for the Germans is that they generally dominate all of the luge events.
Germany has more sliding tracks than any other nation, plus they lead the world in technology when it comes to getting a sled down the ice faster than anyone else. Six nations own Olympic gold medals in luge. Germany, East Germany, and West Germany have combined for 31 Olympic luge titles, while the rest of the world has just 13.
Many Olympics observers are expecting Norway and not Germany, to win the most medals in 2018 after finishing second to Russia at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
Norway won 26 overall medals to Russia’s 33 four years ago while finishing second in gold medals with 11 compared to Russia’s 13. Norway also finished second to the United States in bronze medals with 10 and just two behind America’s 12.
Aksel Lund Svindal looks like the favorite to win the gold in Alpine skiing and teammate Henrik Kristoffersen could medal as well. Tl Ole Einer Bjoerndalen and Emil Hegle Svendsen could also medal in the biathlon while a trio of stars will all have a good chance to do so in the cross-country skiing event.
Norway’s men’s curling team is the prohibitive favorite and their mixed doubles team could medal. Oystein Braaten will have a chance in the men’s slopestyle and Norway basically has a bunch of world-class skiers.
Two world-class skiers, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin are expected to win at least one gold medal apiece in women’s Alpine Skiing. Vonn got a confidence-boosting victory in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, in January and is closing in on Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 86 World Cup wins.
Shiffrin won the gold medal in the slalom in 2014 and is the current overall World Cup champion. 18-year-old figure skater Nathan Cheng made history at the 2016 U.S. national championships. He became the first man in to land five quadruple jumps in one 4 ½-minute long program, international skating history.
17-year-old Chloe Kim is the first female to land back-to-back 1080s in a competition and sits at the top of world rankings. She’s the overwhelming favorite to win gold in the halfpipe event on February 13. Four years ago, the U.S. women hockey’s team was 55 seconds away from defeating Canada, who has won gold in every edition since 1998.
The U.S. and Canada are in a league of their own in ice hockey and will almost assuredly meet in the gold medal match on February 22nd. Last but not least 32-year-old Lindsey Jacobellis will seek the perfect ending, to her historically consistent career. In last year’s World Championships she won her fifth gold medal (2005, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017) in snowboardcross.
Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot is one of the best picks to win a gold medal in slopestyle and even more so in the big air, a new discipline in 2018. Mikael Kingsbury won silver at the Sochi Olympics in freestyle skiing, and he could go for gold in Pyeongchang.
The Canadian men’s ice hockey team is the 2018 Winter Olympics Betting favorite to win gold. In a year when no NHL players will compete in the Olympics, Team Canada players boast 5,544 games of combined NHL experience thanks to former NHLers and players who opted to sign with minor league teams in 2017-18.
To take home the most medals of any country in Pyeongchang, Canada would most likely have to earn between 38 and 40. That’s a tall order when are also expected to be medal powerhouses in 2018.
The most medals Canada has won in any given Olympics is 26 in 2010 and they face an uphill battle against Norway Germany and the U.S., but they’ll have a chance to pull off their fair share of upsets!
2018 Winter Olympics Betting Picks
I’m going with Norway first, Germany second, the U.S. third and Canada to record the fourth highest medal count.