It was a disappointing walk-off loss for Team Israel against the Dominican Republic in Olympic baseball. I thought we were going to get a nice winner on the underdog there, but Joey Bautista and the Dominican Team had other ideas.
Now, we are South Korea fans, since if you took my advice to bet South Korea to win the Gold Medal in baseball at 15-1 or 18-1, the good news is the odds were re-posted today at 4-1. Not exactly sure what was going on with books posting such big numbers on South Korea yesterday, maybe they forgot its double elimination? Either way, got a nice futures ticket in my pocket here and South Korea only needs to win twice (and can still lose once) to cash.
What’s On TV to Bet on Tonight?
Women’s Volleyball Turkey vs. South Korea
5 p.m. PT
Under 3.5 sets -135 at DraftKings to win 1 unit
Turkey upset Women’s Volleyball Gold Medal favorite China in their first game, and I think they should make easy work of the South Korans in straight sets here.
Baseball quarterfinal: Team USA vs. Dominican Republic
8 p.m. PT
Over 8.5 -110 to win 1x
Dominicans are playing back-to-back games after getting deep into their bullpen in a 7-6 win over Israel this morning. I’m betting the over here and expect both teams to put up runs. This is an elimination game for the Dominicans, but not Team USA.
Baseball quarterfinal: South Korea vs. Japan
3 a.m. PT
Under 8 runs -115 to win 1x
Japanese ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto takes the mound for Japan tonight against South Korea and Koung-pyo Ko. Yamomoto pitched six innings with two hits, a walk and nine strikeouts in his first Olympic start against the Dominicans. Ko’s last start was the first time I’d ever watched him pitch and I noticed he loves throwing changeups. I think its going to be a close, low-scoring game tonight and South Korea has a chance to win outright. However, I am more comfortable betting under 8 runs, than potentially losing a one-run game.
Women’s Field Hockey quarterfinal: India vs. Argentina
3 a.m. PT
India + 1.5 -135 to win 1x
India/Argentina under 3.5 goals -135 to win 1x
India ML + 480 risking .5x
India upset Australia 1-0 to get to the quarterfinal as an 18-1 underdog, and although I certainly can’t say I’m an expert at betting field hockey, I like India’s chances to beat Argentina and get to the medal round. I will likely be awake watching at least the second half of this game.
Not Actually Tonight but a Bet for Tomorrow.
Canada vs. Sweeden Women’s Soccer Gold Medal game (all via DraftKings)
.5x each on: Canada wins gold medal + 190
.5x on Canada to win in Regulation + 360
.5x on Canada + .5 goals -120
I watched Canada vs. Team USA and I watched Team USA vs. Sweeden. I think these are good odds on Team Canada, which should not be this much of an underdog to win Gold.