- The United States is favored to win more than 110.5 total medals.
- They accomplished this in 2016 and 2008, but otherwise it has been a rare feat.
- The USA is also favored to win more than 42.5 gold medals.
TOKYO - The United States is expected to be one of the most dominant Olympic Teams at the Tokyo Olympics.
Across the board, the US is likely to win the total medal count and the gold medal count, but what does that look like in terms of actual numbers?
Let’s take a look at the over/under lines for total medals won and total gold medals won, and see what can be gleaned by looking at past performance in the Summer Olympics.
USA Total Medals - Tokyo Olympics
- Over 110½ Medals -135
- Under 110½ Medals -105
The USA has an over/under line of 110.5 at the Tokyo Olympics, which are set to kick off on Friday, June 23, 2021.
At the 2016 Rio Di Janeiro Olympics, the USA racked up an astonishing 121 total medals over the course of the Games. This was their highest total since the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, where the United States won 174 total medals.
However, in most of the years in between those two titanic accomplishments, the United States won less than 110.5 total medals.
In fact, from 1916 through 2016, the United States has only accomplished winning more than 110.5 total medals three times in the Summer Olympics- 1984, 2008 and 2016.
It is, perhaps, encouraging that two of these happened in the three most recent summer Olympic Games. It is also worth noting that the Over has a fair bit of shading on it - which seems to imply that the US has a very good shot at covering it.
USA Total Gold Medals - Tokyo Olympics
- Over 42½ Medals -145
- 42½ Medals +105
For gold medals, the result seems to be a bit more attainable based on previous performance. 42.5 gold medals is a big ask, but the United States has racked up 46 gold medals in each of the last two Summer Olympics.
In five of the last six Summer Olympics, they’ve managed to pace the field in terms of gold medals won. The only time this did not happen was when they were beaten out by China in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
42.5 is a very attainable goal for the US team, and it’s clear that the online sportsbooks agree with this conclusion, given the shading on the line.
Online gambling fans have a lot to look forward to when it comes to Olympic betting, and these odds are just the tip of the iceberg.