Norway has started to pull away from the pack as they are up to 12 gold medals and 26 medals overall which is ahead of Germany by 3 and 8, respectively.
It’s going to be a busy couple of days in Beijing as we have some events to make up following heavy snow and cold temperatures, which caused some rescheduling over the weekend.
Let’s get to the Monday recap and a rundown for Tuesday’s events so you can get ready to continue betting against the Olympics Odds .
Winter Olympics Betting Rundown for Tuesday, February 15th
What Has Already Happened
Germany flexed their muscles in the men’s bobsled competition on Monday, gaining a clean sweep of the 2-man event. Francesco Friedrich captured the gold, Johannes Lochner the silver, and Christoph Hafer the bronze, which at least temporarily put a dent in Norway’s huge lead in total medals.
American curling skip John Shuster led the team to a 7-4 upset of Switzerland, but they gave that momentum right back in the afternoon frame with a 10-4 loss to Italy, who was at the bottom of the standings at just 2-6.
The men’s snowboarding big air competition was a huge draw in primetime on NBC, with China’s Yiming Su capturing the gold, Norway’s Mons Roisland the silver, and Canada’s Max Parrot the bronze. The USA’s Red Gerard and Chris Corning finished in 5th and 7th respectively.
In the women’s big air competition, Austria’s Anna Gasser took gold, New Zealand’s Sadowski Synnott Zoi the silver, and Kokomo Morase the bronze for Japan. Hailey Langland was the only American to compete in the event, and she brought up the rear in 12th place.
The USA did pick up a bronze in speed skating team pursuit, but they were the gold medal favorites, so that’s kind of a disappointing finish. Norway added yet another gold in the event while Russia captured the silver. In the women’s team pursuit, Canada, Japan, and Netherlands finished in that order.
Finally, Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. continues to have a Beijing to forget as she finished 18th in the women’s downhill skiing event. Sofia Goggia of Italy temporarily held gold in an event she wasn’t even sure she’d compete in after a recent wreck, but she was ultimately knocked down to silver after an impressive 1:31:87 run by Switzerland’s Corinne Suter.
Tuesday’s Competition Rundown
Eight gold medals are on the line in Tuesday’s slate of games, including the women’s bronze medal hockey game between Finland and Switzerland. Finland is expected to take this one rather easily as -670 favorites, setting up the big showdown between the U.S and Canada women on Wednesday for the gold medal.
Before the U.S. and Canadian women can meet up in hockey, they first must battle in curling round-robin play on Tuesday. Canada is a -200 favorite but can the U.S. cash out at +152?
The U.S. men are in hockey action, too, a -265 favorite over Slovakia. Finland (-265) and Switzerland should be another good game, while Russia (-560) isn’t expecting much resistance from Denmark.
It’s going to be a busy day in Beijing, setting up a tremendous Wednesday.
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