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2008 Beijing Olympics Betting: Men’s swimming and Michael Phelps betting odds

by Alexander Banks on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

2008 Beijing Olympics Betting: Men's swimming and Michael Phelps betting oddsMichael Phelps , arguably the best swimmer in the world, is installed at online sports gambling leader Sportsbook.com as the favorite with almost unbeatable -2500 money line odds to win a Gold Medal in the Mens 200m freestyle. The expectations don’t end there. Phelps is -300 odds favorite to win Gold in the 100m butterfly, -5000 odds to win Gold in the 200m butterfly, -800 to win Gold in 200m Mens Individual Medley and -1000 odds to win Gold in the 400m Mens Individual Medley.

Phelps is entered in eight events and could possibly depart Beijing with eight gold medals.

Phelps won eight medals at Athens in 2004, six gold and two bronze.

Eamon Sullivan of Australia and Alain Bernard of France are listed by Sportsbook.com as -120 odds co-favorites to win the Men’s 100m freestyle while Grant Hackett of Australia is the favorite (-170 odds) to win a Gold Medal in the Men’s 1500 m Freestyle.

American Aaron Peirsol is the odds favorite to win Gold Medal’s in the Mens 200m Backstroke and Mens 200m Backstroke.

Mens swimming odds at  2008 Beijing Olympics (Sportsbook.com)

Total gold medals by American swimmer Michael Phelps

OVER 6 ½ (-150)

UNDER 6 ½ (+120)

Odds to Win the Gold Medal in Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

USA -200

France -150

Odds to Win the Gold Medal in Men’s 1500m Freestyle

Grant Hackett (Australia) -170

Field (any other swimmer) +130

 Odds to Win the Gold Medal in Mens 100m Butterfly

Michael Phelps (USA) -300

Field (any other swimmer) +200

Odds to Win the Gold Medal in Mens 200m Butterfly

Michael Phelps -5000

Field (any other swimmer) +1500

Odds to Win the Gold Medal in Mens 100m Backstroke

Aaron Peirsol (USA) -1200

Field (any other swimmer) +550

Odds to Win the  Gold Medal in Mens 200m Backstroke

Aaron Peirsol (USA) -140

Ryan Lochte (USA) EVEN

Odds to Win the Gold Medal in Mens 100m Breaststroke

Brandon Hansen (USA) -300

Field (any other swimmer) +200

Odds to Win the Gold Medal in Mens 200m Breaststroke

Kosuke Kitajima (Japan) -700

 Field (any other swimmer) +350

Odds to Win the Gold Medal in Mens 400m Individual Medley

Michael Phelps (USA) -1000

Field (any other swimmer) +500

Odds to Win the Gold Medal in Mens 200m Individual Medley

Michael Phelps (USA) -800

Field (any other swimmer) +400

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