There are ten medals up for grabs in the Tuesday, February 8th Olympic rundown. The biggest event of the night would have to be the Alpine skiing women’s slalom, where American favorite Mikaela Shiffrin (+135) tries to defeat actual favorite Petra Vihova (-110).
Another American woman favorite is in action when Chloe Kim does her qualifying for the halfpipe, where she is a -450 favorite to take home gold. Let’s take a look at some of the action for day four of the Olympic games so you can keep doing your bets against the Olympics Betting odds.
Winter Olympics Rundown – February 8th Edition
What Has Already Happened
With the time differences, many events have already gone down by the time U.S. audiences are knocking their alarm clocks off the nightstand to wake up for the morning.
American Jessie Diggins was able to capture the bronze medal in the women’s freestyle cross country sprint, her time reaching the podium in her career, but it was also the first individual medal for a U.S. woman in a cross country event.
The Canadian women’s hockey team was able to take down the U.S. 4-2 on Monday to clinch the #1 seed in the semis and quarterfinals. Many are calling this a preview of the likely gold medal matchup.
France earned its first gold medal in these Olympic games when Quentin Fillon Maillet captured the 20km men’s biathlon with a time of 48:47.4. He was +350 on the odds, the 3rd highest in the event.
Belarus’ Anton Smolski got 2nd to pay out a hefty +2000 for a top 3 finish while favorite Johannes Thingnes Boe came in 3rd, only paying out -135 for a top 3 finish.
Natalie Geisenberger looks for her fifth career Olympic gold medal in the women’s luge and is up to a -1400 favorite on live betting as she takes a hefty lead heading into Tuesday morning’s final.
Finally, Italy and Norway square off early Tuesday morning for the gold medal in mixed curling. The Italian team of Stefania Constantini and Amos Mosamer have breezed through the competition so far, but Norway has experience after having taken the bronze medal in the last Olympic games.
Women’s Slalom Betting
The premier event of Tuesday’s primetime schedule has to be the women’s giant slalom, where the face of the games for the United States, Mikaela Shiffrin, tries to fend off her budding rival Petra Vilhova of Slovakia.
This looks like a two-person race, with Vilhova the -105 favorite, Shiffrin at +135, and the next highest odds being Wendy Holdener at +1275.
The top two favorites have the pedigree, with Shiffrin becoming the youngest woman to win this event in 2014 in Sochi and then winning three straight overall titles in the World Cup from 2017-19. Vilhova broke that run last year, though.
One of the major reasons Shiffrin isn’t the favorite is because she had a DNF in a qualifying run on Sunday and had battled some COVID issues right before departing for Beijing. Will that carry over to Tuesday’s event when all the lights are on?
After three days, Sweden leads the gold medal tally with four, followed closely by the Netherlands, China, Germany, and Norway, who all have three. We will see how that shakes up after Tuesday’s action.