2018 Winter Olympic USA Gold Medal Over/Under PickJosh Bailey
If you’re excited about the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics and you’re wondering just how many gold medals the United States might win, then you’re in luck. I’ve got some expert Olympics betting information that could help you cash in on just how many gold medals the United States will win in this year’s Olympics.
US Gold Medal Odds & Over/Under Total Pick
- Over 10 -135
- Under 10 +105
Why Bet Team USA TO Win Over 10 Gold Medals
Why bet the Over 10 medals? Because the United States is loaded with superstar athletes with the vast majority of them being in their prime. Alpine skiers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin are superstars of the highest order and will likely bring home two or three gold medals of their own.
Vonn is likely going down as the greatest skier in American history and Shiffrin has a chance to be arguably just as good as her career progresses. As an 18-year-old in 2014, she became the youngest athlete ever to win an Olympic gold in the Winter Olympic sport of slalom.
Then there’s 18-year-old figure skater Nathan Cheng who is the first man in to land five quadruple jumps in one 4½-minute long program, international skating history. 17-year-old snowboarder Chloe Kim is also another American superstar that is the best in the world in her respective sport. She’s the first female to land back-to-back 1080s – ever and is ranked first in the world rankings. The U.S. women hockey team will also have a good chance to win a gold as they are likely shoo-ins to reach the gold medal game opposite Canada. Finally, there’s 32-year-old Lindsey Jacobellis who has five gold medal (2005, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017) in snowboardcross.
Why Bet Team USA TO Win Under 10 Gold Medals
Why bet the Under 10 medals? Well, because Norway, Germany, Canada and those Russian athletes that ‘aren’t competing for Russia’ could potentially steal their thunder.
Norway has got a bunch of elite skiers and one of them could potentially upset Vonn or Shiffrin. There are also a couple of elite figure skaters that could potentially beat out Chen for the gold. The Canadian women’s hockey team are the prohibitive favorites to win the gold medal and hey, Chloe Kim could have a bad day, even if it is highly unlikely.
How Many Gold Medals Will Team USA Win?
The United States won 9 gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but they also brought home seven silver medals and that was with Russia having a full-fledged team that year. This time around, I think the U.S. is a virtual lock to win 11 gold medals, mostly because Germany is in a bit of a down spell and America’s best of the best aren’t just the best in their own country, but the entire world. Simply put, take the Over 10 gold medals.