The SuperBook of Las Vegas, WestGate, is offering up a large number of 2016 Summer Olympic propositions and the most popular is the Over/Unders on the number of medals a specific country will win. The United States, as of today’s WestGate update, is expected to earn the most overall medals and has been issued a number of 41.5 via Las Vegas’ largest sportsbook. Team China is a close second on the propositions chart with a prop figure of 34.5. The SuperBook has given Great Britain a number of 18.5 followed by Germany at 15.5 and rounding out the Top-5 is the duo of Japan and Austria with 12.5.
Those sports investors that believe, like most of the public, that the United States are a shoe-in for the Men’s Basketball Gold Medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics then your return on investment is and will be 1-to-20 at the Las Vegas SuperBook, WestGate. Any medal but the Gold for the U.S team at this summers games in Rio will be seen as utter failure. failure.
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are just 10 days away and the drama concerning the doping scandal that primarily involves the Russians has been resolved, according to the Washington Post.
“The Russian flag will be flying at the Summer Olympics, after all, as the International Olympic Committee decided Sunday that athletes from the nation mired in an ongoing drug scandal will be allowed to compete on the sporting world’s largest stage next month in Rio de Janeiro,” wrote Rick Maese of the Post. “Less than two weeks before the start of the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee ruled against barring Russia from the Summer Olympics but did approve measures that could reduce the number of Russian athletes participating. Members of the executive board met on a conference call Sunday and granted authority to the 28 individual federations that govern each sport to rule on which Russian athletes should be permitted to compete in their respective disciplines.”
While that could curtail Russia’s participation in the Rio Olympics, it means the exact number of Russian athletes and medal hopefuls representing the nation could remain in flux until days before the opening ceremony, which is scheduled for Aug. 5.
William Hill of the US, Las Vegas, is offering up their 2016 Olympics — Summer Props;
Only the Olympic drama surrounding the conditions of Rio De Janeiro have shadowed the doping allegations of the Russian athletes heading into next months summer games. If the antidoping officials for this summers Rio Olympics get their way there will be no Russian competitors the upcoming Rio Games.
It’s hard to believe, but there will only be two players on the United States Men’s Basketball team heading to Rio that have played in a prior Olympics. Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony will look to lead a team that’s got plenty of NBA star power, but lacks the superstar names of LeBron James, Chris Paul, Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook. Joining Anthony and Durant in Rio will be Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Jimmy Butler, DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan. The United States is -900 favorites to bring home the gold.
The days of the 1992 Dream Team are log gone, but the United States still remains an overwhelming favorite in Olympic basketball competition. Both the US men’s and women’s teams are 1/10 favorites to win the gold medal in Rio at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. On the men’s side, the roster is far from a finished product. Steph Curry, Chris Paul and Anthony Davis will not be competing in the Olympics (Courtesy AP). Obviously, the Americans have a plethora of depth that no other country can compare with, but the dwindling number of point guard options is a small concern. Curry and Paul are both confirmed out, and John Wall and Mike Conley are both doubtful coming off injuries. Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard are all still in the mix for Jerry Colangelo’s roster, which is expected to be finalized at the end of June. The US has defeated Spain for the gold medal in each of the last two Olympics.
Will the Brazilians pull off the soccer sweep on their home pitch? The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Brazilian men (6/5) as strong favorites to capture the gold in Rio, ahead of Germany (4/1) and Argentina (4/1). Brazil earned the bronze medal in 2008, followed by the silver medal in the 2012 games. Mexico, the defending gold medalists, are 22/1 to repeat. In the men’s tournament, rosters are constructed by the country’s U-23 players, with the exception of three designated players that can be any age. By preventing Neymar from playing in this summer’s Copa America and having him train with the Olympic team, Brazil’s federation has let it be known that its sole focus is capturing the gold at home.
Ready or not, Rio, the 2016 Olympic games are right around the corner. In February of 2015, the Nevada Gaming Commission approved wagering on the Olympics in Las Vegas. The 2016 games in Rio will be the first ones where Vegas sportsbooks will be taking bets. William Hill released odds on 41 events. Here’s a sample of some of the highlights…