- China has the betting edge (+200) for Olympic indoor volleyball to win the golf.
- Team USA is just behind China at +220, while Poland is the +160 betting favorite on the men’s side.
TOKYO – Unlike the two-on-two beach volleyball event, team volleyball is the more common version of the sport that is played around the world.
The legal Olympic betting sites have released their odds, with Team USA coming in a close second to China in the women’s event.
Volleyball Women Winner
- China +200
- USA +220
- Italy +400
- Serbia +500
- Brazil +600
- Japan +2000
- Turkey +2800
- ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) +4000
China comes in as the favorite over Team USA, separated by just the slightest of betting margins. China is the reigning gold medal winner from the previous Olympics.
The format for indoor Olympic volleyball has the teams compete in a group or pool play before moving on to the knockout stages of the event. In the past, teams that have underperformed in the group stage have gone on to do well in the tournament portion.
In fact, both women’s and men’s gold medal teams at Rio 2016 finished fourth in pool play before winning three straight matches to claim the top prize.
This means that those looking to bet on the Olympics can find great deals on teams that may not have the sharpest start to their Olympics.
Men’s Olympic Volleyball Odds
For the men, Brazil is the reigning champion at the Olympics, but it is Poland that is the betting favorite this time around.
Volleyball Men Winner
- Poland +160
- Brazil +325
- France +450
- ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) +500
- USA +650
- Italy +750
- Iran +4000
- Argentina +5000
- Canada +6600
Bruno Rezende is back for a record fourth Olympics to lead the Brazilian men, who won silver in 2008 and 2012 before taking home the gold in 2016.
The Best of Bruno Rezende & Lucas Saatkamp🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/j2mSFhV0D4
— Zenit (@USA__volleyball) February 10, 2018
The American men are seen as a dark horse candidate to make some noise in Tokyo, and are one of the best value bets on the board currently.
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