Olympic Gold Medal Winning Predictions

Posted by Joe Solari on Monday,August 1, 2016 4:05, EST in

It’s only a few days before the start of the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, but before we get to the opening ceremonies, it’s always fun to look at which countries might dominate in the medal standings. We will have a number of different online betting options available throughout the course of the Games, but for now, let’s take a look at the betting odds for the gold medal count. There are some obvious favorites in here, as it’s usually the same 3 or 4 countries who land atop the gold medal charts. For the purposes of this piece, we will look at the 4 countries who we think will have the best shot of coming away with the most gold medals.

In Depth Analysis On The Olympic Gold Medal Winning Predictions

 

 

USA (-600)

The United States are the favorites to bring home the most golds, and for very good reason. Not only have the US topped the medal count in 4 of the last 5 Olympic Games, they have also won the most golds the same number of times. You look down the list of events and you see a good many where the US would be expected to win. Basketball looks like a lock, as do many of the swimming and track & field events. It would be an upset of the highest order of they didn’t win this, although I do think they will fall a little UNDER the 42.5 gold medals line on offer here at MyBookie.ag.

China (+300)

Quite possibly the only genuine threat to the USA as far as gold medals go. The only time that China beat the US in the last 5 Olympics was when they were held at home in Beijing. You always expect to see the home country get a little bit of a medal boost when they host, and since China are routinely near the top of the medal haul standings, it really wasn’t a huge surprise to see them take that one.

Great Britain (+2000)

Great Britain performed very well in 2012 when the Olympics were held in London, and they will have many of their best athletes returning to action in Rio. If they can get close to the 29 golds that they picked up 4 years ago, they are going to find themselves near to top of the medal standings when the closing ceremonies come around.

 

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Russia (+4800)

The Russians are generally always in or around the top 3 in the medal count at each Olympics, but they may be in a little trouble in Rio. The Russians are in the midst of a doping scandal at the moment, and while a blanket ban has not been laid down by the IOC, you can bet that the Russians are going to be missing a number of their top athletes. That is going to have an effect on their medal count, as well as on the other nations competing, as they may be able to snatch up the gold medals that the Russians would normally have won.