Best Bets for the 2016 Olympic Games

The 2016 Olympic Games are officially under a year away and you can bet that as the months go on and the games get closer away, Olympic betting is going to be a growing trend that gains a lot of discussion. If you are looking to make some online Olympic bets this year or next year, here are some individuals and sports teams that likely have the edge in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Team USA Basketball
If you are looking for a clear cut bet that is likely going to give you a good return on your money in the upcoming Olympic Games, you should put your money on both the Men’s and the Women’s basketball teams from the US. Both teams have dominated the Olympic Games for the last few decades, as the women have won the last six championships, and if it weren’t for the Argentinian team that took down the Men’s team in 2004, the USA would be the reigning champs since the 1992 games.

Michael Phelps
There is no one in the history of the Olympic Games that is more decorated than Michael Phelps and there may never be another person to dominate a sport to such a degree like he has. Although he had stated that he would not be competing in any more Olympic Games in the future several years ago, he has been training and is dedicated to giving the games one more shot. There are a lot of people that speculate that he is too old and cannot compete with the younger generation, but Michael Phelps is an absolute warrior in the pool and you can bet that he is going to come out swinging. You can guarantee that there will be favored odds against him, even in his best swimming events, but chances are very likely that his champion spirit will take him to glory again.

Brazil Soccer
Without a doubt the event that is going to get the most coverage and the most online betting will be soccer. Soccer is hands down the world’s sport and Brazil is without question one of the best teams in the world and the fact that they are hosting the event and are going to be playing in front of their home fans means that they have a massive home field advantage and will be playing with a lot of emotion. Although there is no telling who is going to have the best players when the Olympic Games roll around next year, and thus who is the favorite going into the actual games, the one thing that is blatantly clear is that the soccer matches are going to be the most heavily bet upon. A great deal of the time, when a major soccer event takes place such as the Olympic Games or the World Cup, a ton of people bet based on a place of passion for their home team, rather than studying the odds, so if you can place bets without considering your own emotions, you may be able to take home a lot of money.