- Canada has +200 odds to win the men's curling event.
- Sweden has +300 odds on the women's side as the betting favorites.
- The trio of Canada, Sweden and Great Britain have the shortest odds on both sides.
BEIJING - The Winter Olympics are just a few weeks away from starting and one of the best betting options is on curling as the field is wide open.
Men's Curling Odds Favor Canada
If there is any country that's proven to be successful in Olympic curling, it's Canada.
The Canadian men brought home the gold medal in 2006, 2010, 2014 before finishing fourth in the most recent Olympic Games. Thus, they have the shortest Olympic betting odds.
Beijing 2022 - Men's Curling Odds
- Canada +200
- Great Britain +220
- Sweden +360
- Switzerland +900
- USA +1400
- Italy +2000
- Norway +2800
- Russian Olympic Committee +2800
- China +8000
- Denmark +8000
Great Britain won the first Olympic curling gold medal back in 1924, but haven't topped the podium since.
They finished second in 2014 and 5th in 2018, maybe not being as good of a bet as Sweden considering Sweden has finished on the podium in each of the last two Olympics, placing third in 2014 and second in 2018.
Women's Curling Odds Favor Sweden
Sweden has been a women's curling dynasty over the last 15 years. They won gold in 2006, 2010 and in 2018 while finishing second in 2014. It shouldn't be too surprising to find them atop the curling betting odds.
Beijing 2022 - Women's Curling Odds
- Sweden (W) +300
- Canada (W) +325
- Great Britain (W) +350
- Switzerland (W) +700
- USA (W) +1000
- Japan (W) +1200
- Russian Olympic Committee (W) +1400
- South Korea (W) +1400
- China (W) +4000
- Denmark (W) +4000
The only team that's been even as nearly as consistent as Sweden is Canada. They went five straight Olympic Games finishing on the podium from 1998-2014 before finishing sixth last time around.
Even Great Britain, despite being just behind on the odds board, has just one gold medal and one bronze medal over the years.
Sweden at +300 seems like an easy bet to make.