All the big Event's in Monday's Olympics action. China and USA continue to add to their respective medal tallies but which team is stronger ahead of the day's featured events?
By Steven Suarez
Find out which events you should be keeping track of on
Sunday in another daily viewers guide to Olympics betting.
China and USA continue to rack up the medals. No surprise there.
Yesterday the American men's basketball team survived a tough
one against Lithuania, while the soccer quarter-finals took place, seeing
Brazil, Japan, South Korea and Mexico move on to the semis.
In tennis, Serena Williams crushed Maria Sharapova in the
women's final to win the gold, then teamed with her sister to win the
semi-finals in the doubles.
What's in store for us today?
The women are on the court for more preliminary group play
games and there are two games above the rest that should be the most
competitive. Firstly, Russia and France meet up in a Group B encounter and
right now the French are favored by two points. Later on in the day it's Brazil
taking on Great Britain as a two-point favorite in the basketball odds.
The USA should stroll to a win over China in their game.
Candace Parker and company are favored by as much as 34 points at the
sportsbooks, something sharps will have been paying attention too.
It's time for the men to take over Wimbledon and we're in
for a great day of tennis, no doubt about that.
Before the final, the bronze medal must be handed out and
it'll be Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro vying to win it. The Serb is
the clear favorite at -340 to win, with Argentine Del Potro listed at +280.
That all leads into what is sure to be a fantastic spectacle
on Center Court. Andy Murray gets his crack at redemption against Roger Federer
after losing to the Swiss star in the Wimbledon final not too long ago.
Murray has looked great in the Olympics so far, sweeping
aside Djokovic in two sets in the semi-finals, while Federer has been his usual
special self. Federer enters as the favorite at -155, but Murray's right there
in the tennis odds too at +135.
There's one last course of action for the Williams today as
they'll take part in the women's doubles finals against the Czech Republic
pairing of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.
The Williams sisters have yet to drop a set in the
tournament so far and they're rightly favored by a huge margin for the final.
Track & Field
Too many events to count. Check your various sportsbooks to
see what kind of action they're going to be offering.
Among the mayhem, what about a bet on Mary Jepkosgei Keitany
to win the women's marathon? The Kenyan currently holds the world record and
can be backed at +125 to win in London.
There's also the finals in the women's triple jump and 400
meters, while the men have high jump qualification and then the semifinals in
the 400 meters and 1500 meters.
The grand daddy of them all though is the men's 100 meter
semi-final and final, with Usain Bolt leading the pack That's one track and
field event you never want to miss at the Olympics.
On the schedule today is the men's floor exercise and pommel
horse final and the women's vault final. Jake Dalton, competing in the floor
exercise, is the lone American for the men in either competition.
All eyes will be on McKayla Maroney in the vault final for
The USA women are priced at -220 to beat Turkey, but take a
look at backing them on the -1.5 game handicap instead, which represents better
value at -120.
Also on the court will be Japan, Brazil, Russia, China, and
the Dominican Republic, all of whom are favored for their matches. One of the
closest matches should be the the Russians, who will play the Italians in a
Group A game.