Olympic Alpine Skiing Betting Odds For PyeongChang 2018

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Alpine Skiing is an incredible display of athleticism and agility. These events have been a crowd favorite since their inception. One of the best ways to make a good sport better is by placing a few wagers on it. This page will help you do just that, giving you the Olympic Alpine Skiing betting odds for Pyeongchang 2018.

The Games will take place in February of 2018, with the Alpine Skiing events spread out over the course of the 17 day Olympics. While many Americans won’t be able to travel to the beautiful county of Pyeongchang, which is located in the Taebaek Mountain range of South Korea, they’ll still be able to bet on any event they want by using an online, offshore sportsbook. This page will cover everything you need to know about wagering on Alpine Skiing.

Olympic Alpine Skiing Betting Odds For 2018

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Downhill Odds

It’s no surprise that skiers from Alpine countries tend to dominate the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Downhill odds. For both men and women, the top competitors in the discipline are almost universally from European countries (excepting America’s Lindsay Vonn) where both recreational and professional Alpine skiing are available. Of course, there are a few outliers, but for the most part, the Olympic Alpine downhill odds favor those athletes who spend the most time actually, you know, skiing in the Alps.

Olympic Downhill Men’s Odds

 

 

Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) +250
Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) +350
Beat Feuz (SWI) +600
Dominik Paris (ITA) +800
Matthias Mayer (AUT) +1200
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Men’s Downhill Medal Recap

The sportsbooks hit the trifecta on their betting boards with the Men’s Downhill in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, as their top three favorites won their respective medals in the order of their odds. Gold medal winner Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway was the overall favorite at +250, with countryman Kjetil Jansrud – the Silver medalist – in second at +350. Beat Feuz of Switzerland was third with +600 odds, and he won the Bronze.

Olympic Men’s Downhill Results

Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR)

Kjetil Jansrud (NOR)

Beat Feuz (SWI)


Olympic Downhill Women’s Odds

 

 

Lindsay Vonn (USA) +300
Lara Gut (SWI) +600
Tina Weirather (LIE) +600
Cornelia Hutter (AUT) +650
Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) +750
Odds For All Competitors

Women’s Downhill Olympic Medal Recap

Because of the unpredictable, windy weather at this year’s Winter Games, the Alpine skiing event schedule was hopelessly mixed up, with delay after delay day after day. That’s one reason (norovirus potentially being another) that budding US superstar Michaela Shiffrin opted out of the Women’s Downhill. With Shiffrin out, the only skier from the top five on most betting boards to actually podium was overall favorite (+300) Lindsey Vonn, who won Bronze. Sofia Goggia of Italy took home the Gold, while Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway edged Vonn out for Silver.

Olympic Women’s Downhill Results

Sofia Goggia (ITA)

Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR)

Lindsay Vonn (USA)


PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Alpine Combined Odds

As the Alpine Combined mixes a slalom run with a downhill run, it’s not all that uncommon to see some familiar names from other categories at the top of the betting boards. That’s the case for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, as the Men’s odds favor France’s Alexis Pinturault and the Women’s odds favor America’s Mikaela Shiffrin, both of whom are among the expected leaders in several other Alpine disciplines.

Olympic Men's Alpine Combined Odds

 

 

Alexis Pinturault (FRA) +225
Marcel Hirscher (AUT) +250
Victor Muffat Jeandet (FRA) +500
Peter Fill (ITA) +1000
Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) +1000
Odds For All Competitors

Men’s Alpine Combined Olympic Medal Recap

The oddsmakers rarely get the results exactly right, but they did for the Men’s Alpine Combined. Marcel Hirscher of Austria was the favorite going in at +225, and he indeed won Gold. Alexis Pinturault of France was right behind him on the boards (+250) and the slopes, winning Silver. Frenchman Victor Muffat Jeandet, in third at +500, finished in third, winning Bronze. If only Olympic betting was always this easy!

Olympic Men’s Alpine Combined Results

Marcel Hirscher (AUT)

Alexis Pinturault (FRA)

Victor Muffat Jeandet (FRA)


Olympic Women's Alpine Combined Odds

 

 

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) -225
Wendy Holdener (SWI) +350
Federica Brignone (ITA) +800
Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) +2500
Marta Bassino (ITA) +2500
Odds For All Competitors

Women’s Alpine Combined Olympic Medal Recap

After health, weather, and scheduling issues forced the US’ Mikaela Shiffrin to abandon half of her Olympics schedule, she finally suited up for the Women’s Alpine Combined, where she was a -225 favorite. Unfortunately, she still wasn’t quite herself, and she won the Silver, while her main rival, Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener (+350), took the Bronze. The champion of the event, Michelle Gisin of Switzerland, was nowhere near the top of the betting boards, but that’s great for bettors, as her surprise Gold carried quite the payout.

Olympic Women’s Alpine Combined Results

Michelle Gisin (SUI)

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)

Wendy Holdener (SWI)


PyeongChang 2018 Super G Odds

The PyeongChang 0218 Super G odds are posted, with the top of the men’s side made up of the usual suspects, while Dustin Cook of Canada is the longest shot to win the Men’s division with current odds of +10000. On the Women’s Super G odds, you’ll see some familiar names, too (although Lindsay Vonn is actually not favored to win this one), and Jacqueline Wiles (USA) and Ramona Siebenhofer (AUT) are both afterthoughts at +20000 to win.

Super G Men’s Odds

 

 

Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) +325
Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) +450
Matthias Mayer (AUT) +800
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) +800
Max Franz (AUT) +1000
Odds For All Competitors

Men’s Super G Olympic Medal Recap

Nothing too unexpected happened on the Men’s Super G slopes, as there was no standout favorite to take home the top prize. Matthias Mayer (AUT) had +800 odds to win Gold, and he did. Switzerland’s Beat Feuz, whose strengths as a skier lie in several other disciplines, won Silver, and the slight pre-race favorite, Kjetil Jansrud of Norway (+325), came in third to win the Bronze.

Olympic Men’s Super G Results

Matthias Mayer (AUT)

Beat Feuz (SUI)

Kjetil Jansrud (NOR)


Super G Women’s Odds

 

 

Tina Weirather (LIE) +350
Lara Gut (SWI) +400
Lindsay Vonn (USA) +600
Anna Veith (AUT) +700
Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) +800
Odds For All Competitors

Women’s Super G Olympic Medal Recap

Though not the overall favorite, the main story here is that Lindsay Vonn, near the top of the betting boards at +600, failed to podium in one of her strongest events. Outright favorite Tina Weirather of Lichtenstein finished in third, while Ester Ledecka – a longshot from the middle of the odds list – took home the Gold. Anna Veith of Austria, who was fourth on the boards at +700, took home the Silver.

Olympic Women’s Super G Results

Ester Ledecka (LIE)

Anna Veith (AUT)

Tina Weirather (LIE)


PyeongChang 2018 Slalom Odds

The PyeongChang 2018 Slalom odds have a different group of men at the top of the betting boards, with names like Hirscher, Kristoffersen, Matt, Myhrer, and Aerni. Canada’s Erik Read is pulling up the rear at +15000. The Women’s Slalom odds also feature some different names at the top, with the US’ Mikaela Shiffrin a huge favorite at -450. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland is next at +750, while surprisingly, superstar Lindsay Vonn will not be competing in the Women’s Slalom at all.

Slalom Men’s Odds

 

 

Marcel Hirscher (AUT) +120
Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) +175
Michael Matt (AUT) +1000
Andre Myhrer (SWE) +1200
Luca Aerni (SWE) +1600
Odds For All Competitors

Men’s Slalom Olympic Medal Recap

In a bizarre outcome, Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, the Olympic Games’ superstar on the slopes and favorite for the Gold medal (+120), didn’t even qualify for the second run of the Men’s Slalom, crashing midway through the first. The same happened to podium hopeful Luca Aerni of Switzerland. Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway, who had +175 odds to win outright, failed to finish his second run, missing a gate and getting disqualified. As such, the betting board gave way to an unexpected leaderboard, with Sweden’s Andre Myhrer (+1200) winning Gold, Switzerland’s Ramon Zenhaeusern taking the Silver, and Michael Matt of Austria earning Bronze.

Olympic Men’s Slalom Results

Andre Myhrer (SWE)

Ramon Zenhaeusern (SUI)

Michael Matt (AUT)


Slalom Women’s Odds

 

 

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) -450
Wendy Holdener (SWI) +750
Petra Vlhova (SVK) +800
Frida Hansdotter (SWE) +1000
Bernadette Schild (AUT) +2800
Odds For All Competitors

Women’s Slalom Olympic Medal Recap

Favorite Mikaela Shiffrin, who had huge -450 odds going into her premier Olympic event, failed to podium in the Women’s Slalom. (Apparently, she was under the weather and overcome with jitters before the race.) However, her loss was many bettors’ gain, as +1000 Frida Hansdotter of Sweden took home the Gold, while Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener (+750) – expected to win Silver – did exactly that. Austria’s Katharina Gallhuber came from the middle of the pack on the betting boards to win Bronze.

Olympic Women’s Slalom Results

Frida Hansdotter (SWE)

Wendy Holdener (SWI)

Katharina Gallhuber (AUT)


PyeongChang 2018 Giant Slalom Odds

The betting boards for the PyeongChang 2018 Giant Slalom odds feature the same frontrunners as the regular Slalom on the Men’s side, while backrunners Tommy Ford of the USA and Canadian Erik Read are both bringing +12500 odds. On the Women’s Giant Slalom side, Mikaela Shiffrin is again the favorite at +150, while Lindsay Vonn is in unfamiliar territory in the middle of the pack at +5000.

Giant Slalom Men’s Odds

 

 

Marcel Hirscher (AUT) -140
Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) +400
Alexis Pinturault (FRA) +450
Ted Ligety (USA) +1000
Matts Olsson (SWE) +2000
Odds For All Competitors

Men’s Giant Slalom Olympic Medal Recap

As with the Alpine Combined, the oddsmakers were right on the money with their top three finishers per the published moneylines. Marcel Hirscher of Austria was the outright favorite at -140, and he won the Gold over Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen (+400), who won the Silver medal. Frenchman Alexis Pinturault, at +450 odds, took home the Bronze. Hirscher could complete the Gold trifecta with a win in the Men’s regular Slalom later this week, where he is the favorite as well.

Olympic Men’s Giant Slalom Results

Marcel Hirscher (AUT)

Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR)

Alexis Pinturault (FRA)


Giant Slalom Women’s Odds

 

 

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) -150
Tessa Worley (FRA) +500
Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) +500
Federica Brignone (ITA) +700
Sofia Goggia (ITA) +1600
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Women’s Giant Slalom Medal Recap

Two of the sportsbooks’ top five Women’s Giant Slalom competitors podiumed in the wind-delayed contest, with front-runner Mikaela Shiffrin taking Gold as expected. In fact, with Shiffrin’s dominance, her +150 odds to win this event was a tremendous value. Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel, who was near the middle of the pack on the odds boards, took Silver, and Federica Brignone of Italy – listed at +700 to win – took Bronze. Notably, Switzerland’s Lara Gut – a podium contender – made news on her first Giant Slalom run when she crashed just 17 seconds in, but she emerged unscathed and will continue to compete in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games.

Olympic Women’s Giant Slalom Results

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)

Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR)

Federica Brignone (ITA)


Alpine National Team Event Olympic Medal Recap

The Alpine National Team Event had its first run at the Olympics this year, and – in the inaugural showing – the Swiss and Austrian teams both surprised favorite Norway by taking Gold and Silver, respectively. Norway finished with the Bronze, padding their record Winter Olympics medal haul, but with such a stellar individual cast of alpinists, it must be at least a bit of a disappointment to fall short of the top here.

Olympic National Team Event Results

Switzerland

Austria

Norway

What Events Makeup Alpine Skiing At The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games?

Alpine Skiing is composed of 6 total events, which will take place in the Jeongseon Alpine Center and the Yongpyong Alpine Center. These disciplines can be broken up into two categories: Speed or Skill. The two events which fall under the category of speed are the Downhill and the Super G, which will be raced at the Jeongseon Center. The Skill events are the Slalom and the Giant Slalom. The Alpine Combined, as you can probably guess, combines speed and skill in a race that is a hybrid of the downhill and the slalom. The Nation Team event will be making its debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics as a parallel discipline, and is the only team race in Alpine Skiing. This event will take place in the Yongpyong Center. Both Men and Women compete in each event in Alpine Skiing.

What Are The Rules For Olympic Alpine Skiing?

Olympic Downhill Skiing Rules

Olympic Downhill skiing rules are fairly straightforward, as the goal is to simply finish with the fastest time. In the Downhill race, there is a single track composed of surfaces with an average tilt angle of 15 degrees. The competitors travel at speeds that average 140Kmph (87 MPH), through a track that combines sharp twists and jumps. Unlike most Olympic events, Downhill skiing racers only get one chance to turn in their best performance.

Olympic Super G Rules

The Super G, also known as the Super Giant Slalom, involves skiers racing down a slope while making long turns around poles. To distinguish this race from the Giant Slalom race, the slope is steeper and the poles are set further apart from each other, at a minimum of at least 25 meters. The men have 35 poles installed, while the women only have 30. Any Olympic Super G skier who misses one of the posts will have a time penalty added to the total duration of their run. As with Downhill skiing, Olympic Super G competitors get only a single opportunity to post their best time.

Olympic Slalom Rules

As a skill discipline, the Olympic Slalom rules are also pretty easily understood once broken down. Competitors must race between poles, also known as gates, which are set at distances as small as 75 cm apart to as large as 15 meters apart. There is any number of gates in a given race. Generally, they range between 45-60 gates for women and 55-75 gates for men. Unlike the speed events, Olympic Slalom racers actually get run the course twice. The top 30 competitors from the first run move on to the second run to determine the outright winners. (Those returning 30 skiers must race in reverse time order, meaning the competitor with the 30th highest score from the first run is now the 1st skier in the second run.)

Olympic Giant Slalom Rules

The Giant Slalom is similar to the standard variety, as it’s really just the slalom on a larger scale. There are thirty or more gates installed in any given race, and they are set more widely apart to compensate for the longer track. The scoring setup is identical to the smaller Slalom event, and the Olympic Giant Slalom rules similarly allow each athlete two total runs.

Alpine Combined Event Rules

The Combined event has both a downhill race and a slalom race, each of which is timed. Per Alpine Combined Event rules, the Downhill race is run first, followed by the slalom portion. In the Combined, the slalom is only run once. The times of each portion of the race are combined, and winners are determined by the best combined run time.

Alpine National Team Event Rules

The Alpine National Team event – a team-based twist of the Alpine Combined tradition – is new this year to Olympic skiing. Each team consists of four athletes: two men and two women. 16 teams will compete in an elimination-style tournament to determine a winner, with one country’s representative racing another country’s head-to-head along a parallel course. Alpine National Team Event rules then determine a winner based on aggregate score, with the victor in each race earning one point for their country. (In the event that both racers fall, whoever was farther along the course wins a point for his or her team.)

 

Who Are The Favorites In Alpine Skiing For The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games?

The favored countries in the Alpine Skiing are Austria, Switzerland, and France. Austria leads the world in medals in this event, at a whopping 114. Switzerland, the country with the second highest Alpine Skiing medal count, has 59. Although these countries have a history of success in the sport, there are several standout athletes from other countries to keep your eye on. For Example, American Lindsey Vonn, the current world record holder in Alpine Skiing, intends to compete in the Pyeongchang games, as does Ted Ligety.

Can American Players Legally Wager On The 2018 PyeongChang Alpine Skiing Events?

To put it simply, yes, American players can legally wager on any event in the 2018 Pyeongchang games. There are actually a couple of different ways to do this, only one of which allows you to remain in the comfort of your own home. The first and more inconvenient way to wager on the 2018 Olympic games is to travel to Vegas and use the sportsbooks there, as it is the only state in the US that can legally offer land-based sports betting. This option involves quite a bit of travel, lots of money being spent on hotels and planes, and not that much actual betting. The second and far easier option is to use an online, offshore sportsbook. These books allow you to place any wager you want, any way you want, any time you want. You don’t have to leave your living room or even have to change out of your pajamas to do it – which is great since Pyeongchang is about 13 hours ahead of everyone in Eastern Standard Time. Online, offshore books offer an easy, safe, and most importantly, legal option for American players looking learn the Olympic betting odds and to place a few bets on the 2018 winter Olympics.

2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics - Alpine Skiing Event Quick Facts

  • Debuted in the 1936 Winter Olympics, with only one event – the Alpine Combined.
  • Despite European domination in the sport, Lindsey Vonn, an American, holds the record for most women’s World Cups in Alpine Skiing with 63.
  • The Downhill event is known for its speed, but that doesn’t make the world record any less incredible. The world speed record for this event is 100.6 mph – that’s about 162 Km per hour. This record is held by French skier Johan Clarey.
Alpine Skiing Events Schedule - 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics
February 11th Men's Downhill
February 12th Ladies' Giant Slalom
February 13th Men's Alpine Combined
February 14th Ladies' Slalom
February 15th Men's Super-G
February 17th Ladies' Super-G
February 18th Men's Giant Slalom
February 21st Ladies' Downhill
February 22nd Men's Slalom
February 23rd Ladies' Alpine Combined
February 24th Nation Team Event
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