2022 Winter Olympics Odds: Sportsbooks Offer Plenty Of Betting Options Ahead of Beijing Games

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Mikaela Shiffrin tops Winter Olympic oddsboards (Photo by Pierre Teyssot/Actionplus/Icon Sportswire)

With the 2022 Winter Olympics beginning on Feb. 4, legal mobile sports betting platforms are setting odds for marquee events like skiing and ice hockey at the Beijing Games.

While the runup to Super Bowl LVI will be the focal point in states where sports betting is legal, the Olympics always find a place in the betting market.

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee announced its 222-member team Monday, a sure sign the Games are drawing closer.

One change of plans that impacts the hockey rosters of many nations is that the NHL pulled out from allowing its players to compete next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NHL players had negotiated a return to the Games after the league elected not to pause its season during the 2018 Games.

But with a number of NHL teams postponing games in December, the NHL elected to use its scheduled Olympic break to get its overall schedule back on track.

Here’s a look at some of the markets available for mobile sports betting on the Winter Olympics.

DraftKings Sportsbook

If you’re looking to bet on Mikaela Shiffrin or Ryan Cochran-Siegle, America’s top candidates to ski to medals, DraftKings is the platform for you.

As of Jan. 24, Shiffrin is the betting favorite to win the Women’s Giant Slalom at +225 odds. Shiffrin has the second-shortest odds to win the Women’s Slalom at +110.

Cochran-Siegle sits fifth on the Men’s Super G oddsboard at +1600 and sixth for the Men’s Downhill, also at +1600.

If you want to bet on which country will earn the most medals, DraftKings has the USA in fourth at +1200. Norway is a solid favorite at -500, followed by Germany (+450), the Russian Olympic Committee (+800), and then the U.S. and Canada at +1200. Sweden and the Netherlands follow at +6500.

DraftKings is also offering totals bets (over/under) on the number of medals earned by the USA, Canada, and Germany. The number is set at 9.5 for the USA, with the ‘under’ at -125, and the ‘over’ sitting at -110.

Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars’ early Olympics wagering offerings are on men’s and women’s ice hockey. With NHL players not partaking next month, the women’s team will be the focal point for many in the USA.

Caesars has the U.S. women at -105 and Canada -110, befitting their status as the world’s top two teams. Finland is next (+1400), followed by the Russian Olympic Committee (+2800), and Sweden (+5000).

On the men’s side, the Russian Olympic Committee is favored at +150, followed by Finland (+400), Sweden (+500), Canada (+600), the Czech Republic (+700), and the USA at +1200.

Futures bets are also available on men’s hockey Pool Play, with Group A looking like this: Canada (-162), US (+150), Germany (+900), and China (+10000).

BetRivers Sportsbook

BetRivers’ focus is on hockey thus far, with individual game odds available for the start of the men’s competition.

For the game pitting the USA against China, the USA is at -500. The odds on a tie are at +675, while the odds on China pulling the upset are +900.

The U.S. women’s team is at -106 to win the gold medal, followed by Canada (+100), Finland (+2000), the Russian Olympic Committee (+5000), and Switzerland at +7500.

PointsBet Sportsbook

If you’re looking for Winter Olympics odds you won’t currently find elsewhere, PointsBet is the site to check out. Great Britain is favored to win the men’s gold medal in curling at +190, with Canada (+200), and Sweden (+300) close behind. Switzerland is next at +900, with the U.S. in fifth at +1000.

If Cross Country skiing is your sport, PointsBet has odds on the Women’s 4x5km Relay and the Women’s Team Sprint Classic. You can also wager on the individual winner of the Men’s 15km Classic, and two men’s team events.

PointsBet is also offering odds on men’s and women’s hockey, Men’s Nordic Combined, and odds on which team wins the medal count.

With PointsBets’ partnership with NBC Sports, check back to see if additional betting opportunities become available.

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Mark Ashenfelter

Mark Ashenfelter

Mark Ashenfelter is a Connecticut-based sportswriter and editor who has covered everything from NASCAR to the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. A life-long Philadelphia sports fan, in addition to Penn State football and the Baltimore Orioles, he's previously worked at ESPN, NASCAR Scene magazine and the Daily Local News in Chester County, PA.

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