Olympic Medal Odds: USA tops the list
The United States won the overall medal race at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver back in 2010, and they're also listed as the favorite at the sportsbooks to pick up the most medals this month at the 2014 Games in Sochi.
At Bovada the United States sits as the 1/1 favorite to pick up the most medals in Sochi this month after they won 37 medals in Vancouver - nine gold, 15 silver, and 13 bronze. Germany, which is at 9/2 at Bovada, won 30 medals in Vancouver (10 gold, 13 silver, seven bronze). The Germans won the most overall medals in Turin in 2006, with 29 compared to 25 for the second-place U.S.A.
Norway, which finished fourth in Vancouver with 23 medals (nine gold, eight silver, six bronze), is in second at 7/4 at Bovada, with the host Russians at 6/1 on those Olympic prop odds. The Russians finished with 15 total medals in Vancouver (three gold, five silver, seven bronze), down from their total of 22 medals won in Turin.
Canada finished third with 26 total medals on their home turf in Vancouver, but they picked up the most gold medals at those Winter Olympics with 14. The Canadians are at 20/1 at Bovada to collect the most medals in Sochi, and at 8/1 to get the most gold medals at the event once again.
Norway leads the way at 6/5 on the odds to win the most gold medals, with the United States at 3/1, Germany at 13/2, and Russia at 7/1. The Germans won the most gold medals in Turin with 11, while Norway won the most gold medals in Salt Lake City back in 2002 with 13.
The Winter Olympic prop odds at Bovada also include an OVER/UNDER for gold medals won by the top countries, with Norway at 11.5, Germany, Russia, and the United States at 10.5, and Canada a step back at 9.5.
2014 Winter Olympics - Most Overall Medals
South Korea 66/1
2014 Winter Olympics - Most Gold Medals
South Korea 33/1
2014 Winter Olympics - Total Number of Gold Medals - Norway
2014 Winter Olympics - Total Number of Gold Medals - Germany
2014 Winter Olympics - Total Number of Gold Medals - Russia
2014 Winter Olympics - Total Number of Gold Medals - USA
2014 Winter Olympics - Total Number of Gold Medals - Canada