Team USA Goes For Gold: 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Betting Guide

Posted on February 3, 2022 - Last Updated on February 11, 2022

A mere six months have passed since the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, and it’s already time for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

These highly anticipated games are officially underway and conclude Sunday, Feb. 20. Let’s take a look at this year’s field of contestants and discuss the odds Tennessee sportsbooks give them for bringing home the gold.

 

2022 Winter Olympics: How to watch

  • What: 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
  • When: Feb. 3 – 20
  • Where: Beijing, China
  • TV: NBC
  • Live Stream: ABC, WatchESPN, ESPN app

Keeping with the 34-year tradition, NBC remains the official home of the Olympics.

Peacock Premium is NBC’s one-stop shop for Olympic viewing and will feature streaming of each event. Fans can also tune into NBC, USA and CNBC depending on the particular event.

While some areas of the US will be experiencing these events on prime time TV, that’s not the case for everyone. If you want to watch these Winter Olympics live from Tennessee, you’ll have to become somewhat of a night owl.

Beijing is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, which means coverage begins at 8 p.m. EST daily. Live broadcasting will air immediately before and after Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, Feb. 13, which also airs on NBC.

2022 Beijing betting: frequently asked questions

Can I wager on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Tennessee?

Tennessee sports bettors got a taste of Olympic betting during the Tokyo Summer Olympics, but this is the first time any US state besides Nevada has been able to wager on the Winter Olympics.

Volunteer State sports betting apps offer a range of lines for the games, but betting on the Olympics isn’t exactly like betting on the NBA or NFL. There aren’t as many options and it certainly isn’t as popular.

What type of Olympic wagering is available?

There are 109 total events taking place over the course of the Winter Olympics’ 15 different sports. Because of this, you’ll notice that each sportsbook offers a different range of available wagers.

Most books offer the ability to bet on the outright winner of each men’s and women’s event. Wagering on the country with the most gold medals and most total medals are two other popular ways to engage in the games. According to BetMGM TN, Norway is currently the country predicted to win both such accomplishments.

Some Tennessee sportsbooks even go as in-depth as to offer spread, moneyline and totals wagering on individual events.

Winter Olympics betting odds

Tennessee’s most popular sportsbook, BetMGM, currently lists odds as follows:

Country with most gold medals

  • Norway -400
  • Germany +600
  • Russia OC +900
  • USA +1400
  • Canada +1800
  • Netherlands +3300

Country with most total medals

  • Norway -650
  • Russia OC +800
  • Germany +800
  • USA +1400
  • Canada +1200
  • Netherlands +5000

Team USA athlete odds

USA participants account for 225 of the more than 2,300 athletes competing in Beijing 2022 — the highest of any competing country.

Team USA features six members who have won three medals during their career. Snowboarder Jamie Anderson is one of those. The 31-year-old California native looks to claim her third consecutive slopestyle gold medal and carries the second-best odds of doing so at +275. If she does so, she’ll become the first athlete since Bonnie Blair in 1994 to win gold medals at three back-to-back Winter Olympics.

Snowboarding great Shaun White looks to secure his fourth halfpipe gold medal. BetMGM gives him the fourth-best chance of doing so with +600 odds.

Women’s alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin looks to expand on her growing collection of three medals via the five individual events she’s scheduled to participate in. She sits with +120 odds to win the women’s slalom, behind Slovakian Petra Vlhova. When it comes to the women’s giant slalom, BetMGM situates her in a tie for top odds at +250.

Team USA overall medal odds

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang saw USA finish with 23 total medals – the fourth-most of any country. Nine of those were gold medals.

This year, Tennessee’s top three sportsbooks position Team USA’s over/under directly below both those numbers.

USA Gold Medals

USA Total Medals

  • BetMGM: Over/Under 22.5 (-115)
  • FanDuel: Over/Under 22.5 (-110)

 

Curling and luge competitions start the games off on Feb. 2, followed by alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, ski jumping and ice hockey. Women’s hockey gears up Feb. 3, but the men don’t take to the ice until almost a week later.

The official torch lighting ceremony then takes place Feb. 4.

Keep track of the complete 2022 Winter Olympics schedule and tune into the games to see if your bets go gold.

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As a college athlete, Alec Cunningham played Division II golf at Tusculum University. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Professional Writing. Alec has spent the last five years working in the music industry as a concert promoter, tour manager and artist developer. As a journalist, she has covered a variety of topics and currently specializes in the Tennessee online sports betting industry.

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