Make sure your calendar is clear for the first weekend of July. In addition to your unofficial Fourth of July parties, we’ve got the World Cup quarterfinals, the middle rounds of Wimbledon and the beginning of the Tour de France. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has released odds for this year’s premier cycling event with Great Britain’s Chris Froome opening as the +200 favorite. 2018 Tour de France Odds.
Without the NHL players, this year’s Olympic hockey slate will be missing some star-power, but it certainly won’t be lacking patriotism and energy. At the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Russia is favored at +125 to capture the gold, followed by Canada (+225) and Sweden (+400).
If you hit the Eagles moneyline last night, I hope your celebration was fruitful. If you loaded up on Dion Lewis and Jay Ajayi props like I did, well, we’ve got some work to do this week. The bookmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook have released their gold medal totals and props for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Norway is the -110 favorite to capture the most gold medals, with an over/under set at 12.5 first-place finishes.
As we enter Day 10 of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics the current results and standings for some of the top sports at the South American located Games and the medal counts for each country are as follows.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are underway. Before last night’s introduction ceremonies the games had already begun and did so with a women’s football (soccer) match played in front of a small but enthusiastic Olympic Stadium crowd. The match saw Sweden claim a 1-0 victory against South Africa in the opener followed by host nation Brazil defeating China 3-0.
It will be a surprise, to say the least, if defending golf medalist Serena Williams doesn’t claim her fifth Olympic Games title. While the draw that Williams sits in isn’t the poshest of positions the Team USA top ranked player has the experience and the game management to travel deep into the Rio tournament stages.
The absence of a full Team Russia offers Team USA that extra edge to easily win more medals than any other country in the 2016 Summer Olympics. The aforementioned claim isn’t based on history alone. Team USA will win more medals than any other nation in Rio this summer in large part due to the overwhelming number of female athletes that the United States is sending, the largest contingent of women any country has ever traveled to an Olympic Village. Team USA will headline 292 women athletes and the troupe will dominate in Rio.
The Olympics means something different to each individual. On the golfing front there will be only one motivated walker for the Rio opening ceremony on Friday night, that being Rickie Fowler, the only member of the U.S. men’s golf team who will take part in Friday’s festivities.