- The USA is the -600 betting favorite to lead all countries in Gold Medals.
- The USA also has odds of -900 to win the overall Medal count.
- The Over/Under Gold Medal count for the USA is set at 43.5 with no other country having a total higher than 15.
TOKYO – The United States of America is favored to, more or less, dominate the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
The USA is the odds-on favorite to lead both the Gold Medal count and the overall Medal count by a relatively wide margin. In the last Olympics, the USA led the Gold Medal count by 19, nearly doubling up Great Britain who came in second.
Tokyo 2021 – Most Gold Medals
- USA -600
- China +380
- Japan +2800
- Russian Olympic Committee +5000
- Great Britain +6600
- Germany +20000
There seems to be little value in betting on the USA in this spot, but also little point in betting on the competition. It’s a tough spot to try and find betting value, but if any legal sports bettor feels strongly in an upset, there’s a payday to be made.
Most Overall Medals Odds
One might think that there’s a chance a country other than the USA could maybe pose a threat in the overall Medal count, but the odds tell a much different story.
As a matter of fact, the USA is bigger favorites in the overall Medal count than in the Gold Medal count.
Tokyo 2021 – Most Overall Medals
- USA -900
- China +600
- Russian Olympic Committee +2000
- Great Britain +4000
- Japan +8000
- Germany +20000
Betting on the Olympics can be a good place to find value, but evidently not in this spot.
Last Olympics, the USA brought home 121 total medals, far above Great Britain who had the second-most with 67.
There is also a betting prop available that allows you to pick the USA vs the field, in which the USA is still a -900 betting favorite with the field coming back at +500 as the underdog.
Just How Many Gold Medals Will The USA Win?
Now that it’s been established that the USA is more than likely going to win more than any other country, it’s just a matter of how many Medals can it win. The betting line is set at 43.5 Gold Medals, far above the next highest country who has just 14.5.
Tokyo 2021 – USA Total Gold Medals
- Over 43.5 -115
- Under 43.5 -115
In comparison, the United States won 46 Gold Medals in 2016.
It’s not an easy feat to accomplish, but it can be done. Given how wide of a margin the US is supposed to dominate the Olympic Games, it seems well within the realm of possibility that 43.5 is an obtainable number.
Nick is a sports writer and die-hard sports fan. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast/Journalism. In his free time, he enjoys kicking back and relaxing with a good video game.