Tuesday is a big night of appointment viewing on NBC, as Chloe Kim, Shaun White, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Alexander Hall will be chasing gold medals in Beijing. Kim is the only betting favorite among these four Americans, but the other three are well in the mix to top the podium, per 2022 Winter Olympics odds.
Snowboarders Kim and White are looking to repeat as gold medalists in the Halfpipe. Kim wowed the world on her way to gold in 2018, while White added another milestone in a brilliant career.
Now 35, White announced he’ll retire after these Olympics, leaving it to younger snowboarders like Kim to keep thrilling fans.
Shiffrin won gold in the Women’s Slalom in 2014, following that up with a Giant Slalom gold in ’18. Her hopes of winning both Slalom gold medals vanished in an instant Sunday night when she fell on her first run.
Hall enters the final round of the Men’s Big Air in second place, seven points behind Norway’s Birk Ruud.
Here’s a look at where the four Americans stand on Winter Olympics oddsboards around by the sports betting market.
Chloe Kim, Shaun White Looking for Halfpipe Gold
Kim is an overwhelming betting favorite to win the gold medal Tuesday (Wednesday in Beijing). She took an extended break to recover from an injury and to enroll at Princeton and begin her college career, but it hasn’t mattered.
|Chloe Kim (USA)||-250||-280||-286||-250|
|Cai Xuetong (CHN)||+600||+700||+600||+700|
|Queralt Castellet (ESP)||+800||+1300||+900||+1000|
|Sena Tomita (JPN)||+900||+1300||+1000||+1100|
If Kim succeeds, she’ll take another step toward building a legacy that rivals White’s.
White may not have the same skillset he had when he was dominating the field for years, but he makes up for that with a fierce determination that helped him overcome an injury and a bout with COVID-19 to make Team USA’s roster.
No longer the favorite, White is still a factor to end up with one final medal to cap a stellar career.
|Ayumu Hirano (JPN)||+250||+195||+200||+240|
|Scotty James (AUS)||+350||+250||+300||+300|
|Yuto Totsuka (JPN||+300||+650||+600||+600|
|Shaun White (USA)||+500||+430||+350||+700|
Even if White falls short of a medal, he’ll undoubtedly give it his all, while giving his fans a few more lasting memories.
Mikaela Shiffrin Looks To Rebound In Women’s Slalom
In a perfect world, she was going to repeat in the Giant Slalom while winning the Slalom gold that eluded her in 2018. Her chances of winning both are gone, but a second Slalom gold to join her 2014 gold would help fill the void.
Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova is favored at DraftKings (-110), BetRivers (-118), and PointsBet (-130). Shiffrin sits +135, +140, and +120 at those three books.
Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener and Sweden’s Anna Swenn-Larsson are the next two skiers on the board, and strong threats to share the podium with Vlhova and Shiffrin.
Alexander Hall Seeking Men’s Big Air Freestyle Gold
While Ruud’s lead isn’t insurmountable, oddsmakers have the Norwegian a solid favorite over Hall to grab the gold tonight. It’s shaping up as a two-man battle, as Swedish skiers Henrik Harlaut and Oliwer Magnusson are both +750 on both DraftKings and BetRivers.
Ruud is +160 at DraftKings and +150 at BetRivers. Hall sits +250 at DraftKings and +225 at BetRivers.