Rio Olympics Odds Roundup: USA Gold, Bolt, Phelps, Hoops

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The United States won 46 gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Can they approach that number again at the Olympics in Rio this month? At sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com the OVER/UNDER for American gold medals in Rio has been set at 40.5, with the OVER listed as the betting favorite on the wager at -140 odds.

That’s just one of the many 2016 Olympics props set out for this month. Track superstar Usain Bolt is set as the -200 favorite on the odds to win the men’s 100m event, and as -300 chalk to claim the 200m event. Michael Phelps is the even-money favorite on the odds to win the men’s 100m butterfly race, and he’s at -110 to win the individual medley.

And the United States is the huge -1600 favorite on the odds to win the gold medal in men’s basketball, with Spain (+1000) and France (+1400) their two closest competitors.

How many gold medals will the USA win in the 2016 Summer Olympics?

OVER 40.5 -140

UNDER 40.5 +110

How many medals will the USA win in the 2016 Summer Olympics?

OVER 103.5 -115

UNDER 103.5 -115

2016 Summer Olympics: Men’s 100m Winner

Usain Bolt (JAM) -200

Justin Gatlin (USA) +165

Yohan Blake (JAM) +1100

Trayvon Bromell (USA) +1100

Andre De Grasse (CAN) +2200

Jimmy Vicaut (FRA) +2800

Marvin Bracy (USA) +5000

Nickel Ashmeade (JAM) +5000

Jaques Harvey (JAM) +6600

Keston Bledman (TTO) +8000

James Ellington (GBR) +10000

2016 Summer Olympics: Men’s 200m Winner

Usain Bolt (JAM) -300

Justin Gatlin (USA) +325

LaShawn Merritt (USA) +750

Yohan Blake (JAM) +1400

Andre De Grasse (CAN) +2800

Ameer Webb (USA) +3300

Alonso Edward (PAN) +4000

Anaso Jobodwana (RSA) +5000

Nickel Ashmeade (JAM) +5000

Ramil Guliyev (AZE) +10000

2016 Summer Olympics: Men’s 4x100m Winner

Jamaica -200

USA +185

Great Britain +2200

France +2500

Canada +2800

Antigua And Barbuda +3300

China +4000

Germany +4000

Trinidad and Tobago +5000

South Africa +6600

Bahamas +8000

Brazil +10000

2016 Summer Olympics: Men’s 100m Butterfly Winner

Michael Phelps (USA) EVEN

Chad Le Clos (RSA) +200

Laszlo Cseh (HUN) +350

Joseph Schooling (SIN) +1000

Tom Shields (USA) +1400

Konrad Czerniak (POL) +2800

Li Zhuhao (CHN) +4000

Piero Codia (ITA) +6600

Mehdy Metella (FRA) +6600

Pawel Korzeniowski (POL) +8000

Evgeny Koptelov (RUS) +8000

Matteo Rivolta (ITA) +8000

Jeremy Stravius (FRA) +8000

Alexsandr Sadovnikov (RUS) +8000

2016 Summer Olympics: Men’s 200m Individual Medley Winner

Michael Phelps (USA) -110

Ryan Lochte (USA) +200

Kosuke Hagino (JPN) +300

Thiago Pereira (BRA) +1400

Laszlo Cseh (HUN) +1800

Shun Wang (CHN) +2800

Hiromasa Fujimori (JPN) +6600

Federico Turrini (ITA) +8000

Henrique Rodrigues (BRA) +8000

Marcin Cieslak (POL) +8000

Simon Sjodin (SWE) +10000

2016 Summer Olympics: Men’s Olympic Basketball Winner

USA -1600

Spain +1000

France +1400

Brazil +2800

Lithuania +2800

Argentina +2800

Serbia +2200

Croatia +5000

Australia +15000

China +50000

Venezuela +50000

Nigeria +50000

 

Written by Clay Travis

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.