- Team USA has (+280) odds to win the gold medal for baseball at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
- South Korea’s Olympic baseball odds to win the gold medal are set at (+450).
- With no odds listed on the matchup, the final betting lines deduce Team USA winning in the Semifinal game against South Korea on Thursday.
TOKYO—Baseball at the Tokyo Summer Olympics is in its final stages before medals are given out and Team USA is set to go up against South Korea in the semifinalsThursday. South Korea is going into their semifinal showdown with the United States as the reigning gold medalist from the 2008 Olympics; baseball was not included in either of the 2012 or 2016 Olympics.
Betting lines for this game are not yet posted, however, regulated sports betting sites have futures odds for the remaining four teams that could potentially win the gold medal.
Olympic Baseball Gold Medal Odds
- Japan -160
- USA +280
- South Korea +450
- Dominican Republic +1400
It makes sense as to why Team USA’s Olympic odds are favored over South Korea given the history between the two teams. They played each other in the earlier rounds of the 2020 Summer Olympics where Team USA took home the victory with a final score of 4-2.
Something else to take look at when wagering on this game that would back up Team USA taking down South Korea, even more, is that the USA’s only loss in the Olympics was to Japan who are the heavy favorite to walk away with the gold medal. South Korea, on the other hand, has gone 3-2 at Tokyo 2020, also losing to Japan in addition to the United States.
Team USA has all of the momentum they could ask for going into this game behind Boston Red Sox prospect, Triston Casas, who not only hit a home run in their earlier game against South Korea but in the USA’s last three games as well. Casas is swinging for the fences of Olympic gold at every chance he gets while at the plate.
With there being no game lines on this match just yet, using these futures odds could help decide on the betting game lines that come out once the odds are released. The game begins at 6:00 a.m. EST on Thursday and can be viewed via NBC streaming outlets.
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