2022 Winter Olympics Odds: Team USA Seeks Halfpipe, Speed Skating, Bobsled Golds As Games Conclude This Weekend

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Alex Ferreira, here at PyeongChang 2018, is third on 2022 Halfpipe oddsboard (Photo by Xinhua/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)

It’s the final weekend of competition at the Beijing Games, and per 2022 Winter Olympics odds, Team USA has multiple opportunities to add to its medal total before the Closing Ceremony.

Team USA’s best shots at medals are in the Men’s Halfpipe, Men’s Mass Start Speed Skating, Women’s Cross Country Skiing’s 30km Mass Start, and the Women’s 2-Woman Bobsled event.

The sports betting market has four members of Team USA among the top six favorites to medal in the Men’s Halfpipe on Friday night’s NBC broadcast (Saturday in China). Aaron Blunck, Alex Ferreira, David Wise, and Birk Irving all have a shot at the podium.

New Zealand’s Nico Porteous is the favorite on the oddsboards at DraftKings, BetMGM, BetRivers, PointsBet, and FanDuel, with Blunck and Ferreira in the next two spots. Canada’s Brendan Mackay follows, with Wise and Irving rounding out the top six.

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Aaron Blunck (USA)+250+250+250+250+240
Alex Ferreira (USA)+600+550+600+650+700
Brendan Mackay (CAN)+700+700+700+700+700
David Wise (USA)+800+900+800+800+850
Birk Irving (USA)+1000+1000+900+900+850

The Men’s Halfpipe final will see each competitor making three runs, with the first starting at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday. Final runs are slated to start at 9:25 p.m. ET.

Alpine Skiing

The Alpine Skiing Team Event is also slated for Friday night, though Team USA isn’t among the favorites to medal. Each of the 16 nations competing will utilize four of its six available skiers in each round – two men and two women.

There will be two men’s and two women’s parallel slalom runs in each round, with the men from each nation facing each other and the women facing each other. The winner of each run earns a point for their team in the single-elimination team format.

Joey Mantia Looking For Mass Start Speed Skating Gold

Team USA’s Joey Mantia is favored to win a silver medal in Men’s Mass Start Speed Skating when the semifinals go off at 2 a.m. ET on Saturday morning in the U.S. The final is set for 3:30 a.m. ET.

DraftKings has Belgium’s Bart Swings and Mantia as co-favorites at +275 apiece. The next closest competitor is +800.

At PointsBet, Swings is +225, with Mantia sitting at +375. The next competitor is +900.

BetMGM has Swings +250 and Mantia +300, with the next competitor at +800. BetRivers has Swings +215 with Mantia +300, and the next closest competitor at +1150.

Meyers Taylor, Humphries Look To Double Up In Bobsled

Team USA dominated the Women’s Monobob earlier in these Olympics, with Kaillie Humphries taking gold and Elana Meyers Taylor the silver. Oddsmakers give Meyers Taylor the best chance to medal on Saturday in the 2-Woman Bobsled competition.

The event’s third heat is slated for 7 a.m. ET on Saturday, with the final heat starting at 8:30 a.m.

Germany’s Laura Nolte is a heavy favorite with Meyers Taylor sitting third on the board. And Humphries fifth.

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Mariama Jamanka (GER)+600+650+600
Elana Meyers Taylor (USA)+1800+2000+1300
Christine De Bruin (CAN)+6500+5000+8000
Kaillie Humphries (USA)+8000+8000+6500
Kim Kalicki (GER)+10000+10000+10000

Team USA’s final chance at a medal will come at 1:30 a.m. ET on Sunday in the Women’s Cross Country Skiing 30km Mass Start. Norway’s Therese Johaug is a prohibitive favorite, with Team USA’s Jessie Diggins second on the board.

Johaug is -400 at PointsBet and -500 at BetMGM. Diggins is +800 at PointsBet and +900 at BetMGM.

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