- Team USA is the -400 betting odds favorite to win the gold medal in women’s water polo.
TOKYO – The path for another gold medal for Team USA is through women’s water polo.
The event has been dominated by the Americans since their first gold medal at London 2012, and now Team USA is the -400 betting favorite to capture the top prize in the sport yet again.
Full odds for the event and other Olympic trails are available through legal sports betting sites.
Women’s Olympic Water Polo Odds
- USA -400
- Hungary +800
- Australia +900
- Netherlands +900
- Spain +900
- ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) +1000
- Canada +5000
- China +15000
- Japan +50000
- South Africa +100000
While many expected the Americans to cruise through competition, they met a bit of adversity when they lost to Hungary in group play on Wednesday.
Hungary and their leading star Rebecca Parkes defeated the USA 10-9 to hand the Americans their first Olympic loss in the sport since 2008.
Heading into that match, Team USA was 19-0 on the year in international play including five wins against Hungary.
Water polo at the women’s level is an extremely difficult and intense game, and it was clear the Americans were not ready for the energy that Hungary brought.
This Olympics has already seen tensions raised in the water polo competition, like an incident in the match between Japan and China.
In the water polo competition, Japanese players swim on Chinese players.🙄 pic.twitter.com/phue9lbC1x
— Rosie (@Rosie41598268) July 28, 2021
Those looking to bet on Olympic women’s water polo can find the Americans for -400 odds as they head into tournament play.
However, a bet for Hungary is going for +800 currently and could be the best value play on the board as long as bettors are cool with rooting against the stars and stripes.
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News tags: Australia | Hungary | Olympics | Team USA | Tokyo 2021 | Water Polo
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