- Brazil is favored to win the gold medal in volleyball with +250 odds.
- USA volleyball has +450 odds to win the gold medal.
TOKYO — The Summer Olympics bring out plenty of opportunities for sports bettors to stay entertained.
One of the more popular Summer Olympic sports is men’s volleyball in which bettors can place bets on right now for who they think will win the gold medal.
Right now, legal sports betting sites currently have Brazil favored to win the gold medal far ahead of the United States. However, there is reason to believe that the USA will be a serious contender and give Brazil a scare for the gold medal.
Men’s Olympic Volleyball – Odds To Win
- Brazil +250
- Poland +300
- Russian Olympic Committee +400
- USA +450
- France +750
- Italy +1100
- Argentina +2800
- Iran +5000
- Canada +6600
- Japan +6600
- Tunisia +100000
- Venezuela +100000
Why Brazil Will Win The Gold Medal?
Brazil opened up the volleyball Olympic odds as the favorites to go home with the gold medal. They are currently ranked the number one volleyball club in the country by a landslide with a WR Score of 431 which is far ahead of the next best team, Poland, who has a 390 WR Score.
Brazil just won the Nations League Championship after beating Poland, who just so happens to be the reigning Nations League Champions.
They beat them with force winning three of four sets which included a 25-16 win in the third set and a 25-14 win in the fourth set.
With that, bettors could surely feel comfortable betting on Brazil to win the gold medal before the Olympics start to get the best possible payout before they shift during the event.
Why USA Will Win The Gold Medal?
Team USA is known to be a powerhouse in most of the sports that they participate in throughout the Summer Olympics. Men’s volleyball is no shortage of that considering that have the fourth shortest odds to win.
Looking more into the men’s team, they have plenty of experienced players to help lead them to the gold medal such as Matt Anderson, who has been the leading scorer on the team since 2011.
He is also one of the longest-tenured players for US volleyball as well having been on the team since 2008.
They also have the likes of T.J. DeFalco who plays professionally in Poland and could be of service when exploiting weaknesses against the Polish team in the Olympics.
With that, betting on the United States to win gold in any sport is never a bad bet to make, especially in men’s volleyball.
Looking back to their recent matchup between Brazil and the United States, which took place at the Volleyball National League (VNL), the Brazilians got the best of the Americans having swept them 3-0 in the three sets they played.
Even though Brazil put up a dominant performance, bettors should not be discouraged to take the USA’s odds being that in those games, the first two sets were decided by three points or less.
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