Saturday night is the last round of volleyball prelims, which means odds on upsets are particularly extreme. However, seasoned bettors should know better than to wager on +5000 odds without good reason. There are only a few picks in this lineup that are worth taking seriously. Here are a few of our featured picks for men’s volleyball and a few tips on how bettors should navigate the hype surrounding some of the games.
Available Wagers On Men’s Volleyball
The early rounds of men’s volleyball have seen some exciting matches. However, bettors need to know what bets are available before they cut through the hype.
There aren’t many types of wagers to choose from. Bettors will find game lines, which include moneylines, point spreads, and point totals. Occasionally, bettors will find futures too. DraftKings has been struggling during the Olympics, so bettors may not find futures every day. However, FanDuel has been more stable and reliable, so bettors will probably keep seeing futures in FanDuel’s sportsbook.
But unless one of the major sportsbooks runs a volleyball promotion, there aren’t many places for bettors to put their money.
Featured Men’s Volleyball Picks
There are a few standout teams that bettors should watch through the final round of prelims and through the rest of the competition.
First, is the Brazilian volleyball team. It came off a big win when it beat the United States in all three sets. That put Brazil on the map and has almost guaranteed it a spot in the quarterfinals. Brazil is favored to beat France, but it’s not the lowest-ranked futures bet. In DraftKings, Brazil has odds of +430, which only makes it the third-lowest set of futures odds. If bettors are looking for a futures bet with hope and payout potential, Brazil is worth considering.
Next is the Polish men’s volleyball team, which has racked up some strong victories over the past few matches. Its most notable victory is over Japan. Japan had beaten Venezuela, Canada, and Italy. But after three close sets, Poland triumphed. Poland could have what it takes to win the gold, but it’ll have to claw its way past a few more tough teams to make it. Poland’s FanDuel futures are listed at +300, so bettors who pick correctly could be well-rewarded.
If bettors are looking for a reach, the United States men’s team is still in play. Its +650 odds are tempting to bettors looking for big returns on one big bet. However, the road to gold will be tricky for the United State’s men’s team. It’s handily favored to beat Argentina, and that win should send the United States into the quarterfinals. However, that leaves teams like Poland, Italy, and the Russian Olympic Committee in the United State’s way.
By the time this is published, bettors will have one more day to decide for themselves whether the United States has what it takes to win the gold. But Poland and Brazil are safe bets for the quarterfinals and possibly the semifinals, too. However, it’ll be trickier to pick if they’re set against each other during the quarterfinals. That would be a match to remember.
Summary Of Men’s Volleyball Betting
There are a few great teams getting ready to go into the quarterfinals. Brazil and Poland are two particularly interesting choices for game lines and futures alike. However, the United States is a reach team that could win the gold but will have to fight to do so. There aren’t going to be many types of bets to place on these teams. But there will be plenty of nail-biting drama to carry bettors through the time between placing their bets and the match results that will determine their successes or failures.