Olympics Day 10: Betting On Men’s 50m Rifle Three Positions

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Women’s 50m rifle three positions finished yesterday with a Swiss gold medalist and a Russian silver and bronze medalist. However, the men’s 50m rifle three positions qualification begins tonight. Hungary, Croatia, Russia, and China are the most likely countries to take the podium. However, India, Norway, and Poland have a chance at an upset, making room for interesting futures bets. Here are our picks for the men’s 50m rifle three positions contest.

What Is 50m Rifle Three Positions?

This event is exactly what it sounds like. Shooters will have to hit a target 50 meters away. They shoot 40 rounds in a kneeling, prone, and standing position. The eight highest scorers will move on to the medal rounds. Those shots are shot over two hours and 45 minutes. It’s a slow process. But as the winners get closer together, the anticipation of each shot intensifies, and the boredom between each shot disappears. As the rounds whittle down, they’ll become more exciting.

Available Wagers On 50m Rifle Three Positions

The only wagers available on 50m rifle three positions are futures bets. These are bets on who will win the gold medal at the end. They’re all or nothing bets that bettors have to time carefully. If bettors wager too early, they could miss out on odds movements that could improve the odds on their chosen athlete. But betting too late means the odds drop low as the winners become more certain. It all comes down to what kinds of chances bettors are willing to take on the shooters.

Featured Picks On 50m Rifle Three Positions

Our first pick is also the biggest gimmie pick available. Istvan Peni has the lowest futures odds in DraftKings, with odds of +125. The next opponent up has odds of +400. It’s no surprise that Peni is so heavily favored to win the gold for Hungary. He has three gold medals from the World Championships on top of his one silver and two bronze medals. To top it all off, he’s ranked number one in the world. He’s a strong competitor in this contest.

For bettors who want to reach a little bit, Russia’s Sergey Kamenskiy is a good choice. His DraftKings futures odds are +450. He has four gold medals: two in the World Cup and two in the World Cup Finals. Ranked number seven in the world and armed with his gold medals, he has the fortitude and talent to win the gold.

Finally, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar is a solid choice for a longshot bet. In 2019, he broke the ISSF Junior World Cup record. He’s a young talent who’s certainly earned his place in the Olympics. If anyone has a chance at creating an upset in the sportsbooks, he does.

Summary Of 50m Rifle Three Positions Betting

There aren’t many types of wagers to place on men’s 50m rifle three positions. But there are many athletes to place futures on. However, only a few of them are worth considering. The number one shooter in the world is obviously a good betting choice. But for bettors who don’t want to play it so safe, there are viable options, too. When the men have their finals on August 2, bettors should have their picks ready. The odds will only tighten as the finals grow closer.

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Christopher Gerlacher

Christopher Gerlacher is a senior author and contributor for Gaming Today. He's a devout Broncos fan, for better or for worse, living in the foothills of Arvada, Colorado.

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