Hannah Roberts, Logan Martin Favored In Olympic BMX Freestyle

  • Hannah Roberts is the -225 betting favorite in the women’s BMX Freestyle event.
  • Logan Martin has +145 odds to win gold on the men’s side of the event, the shortest odds of any competitor.

TOKYO – The United States is expected to add another gold medal to the overall count as Hannah Roberts is the heavy favorite to win the Freestyle BMX event. Logan Martin is projected to do the same for Australia as the betting favorite for the men’s Freestyle BMX event.

Freestyle BMX At The Olympics

BMX events have been a part of the Olympics before, but only in the form of racing. The Olympics in Tokyo will debut the Freestyle BMX event for the first time in history.

When doing so, the biggest favorite will be the United States’ Hannah Roberts.

Hannah Roberts is just 19-years-old but is being labeled as a significant favorite by online gambling sites. Not only is she the favorite, but she’s been widening the gap between the competition.

A month ago, Roberts was -150 to win gold, now she sits at -225.

Tokyo 2021 - Women's BMX Freestyle

  • Hannah Roberts (USA) -225
  • Perris Benegas (USA) +900
  • Charlotte Worthington (GBR) +1000
  • Nikita Ducarroz (SUI) +1100

Despite being in line to be the first women’s BMX Freestyle gold medalist, making history is nothing new for Roberts as she famously became the first woman to land a 360 tailwhip in a competition.

There is little reasoning to side against Roberts in this competition, but at the end of the day, anything can happen.

On the men’s side of the competition, Logan Martin is the current betting favorite according to sports betting sites. His odds vary a bit, ranging from EVEN to +145, but the consensus across all of the major sportsbooks is that Martin is in fact the favorite.

Tokyo 2021 - Men's BMX Freestyle

  • Logan Martin (AUS) +145
  • Rimu Nakamura (JPN) +400
  • Nick Bruce (USA) +550
  • Justin Dowell (USA) +650

Due to this being the first time Freestyle BMX is at the Olympics, truly any upset could happen as we saw with men’s skateboarding. Nobody is perfect, sportsbooks included. If there was an event to try and beat the favorite, it could be this one.