Brazil 2016: Day 10 Tips

2016 Rio Olympic Games betting previews and tips

Brazil 2016: Day 10 Tips, Mon/Tue

Day 10 Feature Previews

Equestrian: Individual Dressage (Mon 11:00pm)
“How do they beat Charlotte Dujardin of Germany and her star gelding Valegro? To put it simply, they don’t.” They were The Wolf’s words leading into this event and those who listened and took the $1.75 will be sitting pretty. She is a clear first heading into the final leg of the competition and the $1.40 on offer is still over the odds. Her recent dominance will be rewarded with Olympic gold.
Bet: Charlotte Dujardin ($1.40) 

Athletics: Women’s Hammer Throw (Mon 11:40pm)
Anita Wlodarczyk is the dominant female hammer thrower. Her 80.85m at last year’s world championships was almost 5m better than her closest rival Zhang Wenxiu. It took an Olympic record to beat her in London and The Wolf cannot see any of her rivals coming close to her. Heidler and Zhang haven’t thrown further that 76m this year while Gwen Berry’s 76.3m was thrown out due to a positive test. As suggested by the odds Wlodarczyk is a cut above the rest of the field.
Best: Anita Wlodarcyk ($1.10)

Women’s Athletics: 3000m Steeplechase (Tue 12.15am)
It appears a two-horse race between Ruth Jebet and Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi after they ran the second and third all-time fastest times respectively in the Prefontaine Classic event in Eugene, Oregon. 19-year-old Jebet could only manage 11th at the World Championships and the pressure of Rio could impact the youngster although she did recorded the fastest time in the heats. It will be a different story when the gold medal is on the line and Jepkemoi did only what she had to in the heats. Experience is the deciding factor here, with The Wolf sticking with Jepkemoi to turn her world champs gold into Olympic gold.
Bet: Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi ($2.65)

Sailing: Women’s Laser Radial (Tue 2:05am)
Denmark’s Anne-Marie Rindom has reached the podium at the last two world championships. At 25, she is at her peak and will improve on her poor London showing. She is 8 points down but with double points up for grabs can upset.
Bet: Anne-Marie Rindom ($6.00)

Men’s Basketball: Nigeria v Brazil (Tue 3.15am)
Nigeria and Brazil have both won just a game a piece with both needing to win this to be any chance of advancing. Nigeria have been strong in their last two with an upset win over Croatia and a cover against Spain. Big show of an upset here.
Bet: Nigeria +8.5 ($1.83)

Gymnastics: Men’s Vault (Tue 3.54am)
Ri Se-Gwang defeated the current Olympic champion Yang Hak-Seon at the 2014 World Championships and successfully defended his title at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow. Romanian Marian Dragulescu has plenty of experience and finished with silver behind Se-Gwang in Glasgow but his best days appear behind him. Se-Gwang was the best performer in qualification with a score of 15.433 ahead of Russia’s Denis Ablyazin in second with 15.416, while Dragulescu could only manage fifth with 15.283. Looks Se-Gwang’s gold medal to lose.
Bet: Ri Se-Gwang ($2.25) 

Cycling: Men’s Omnium (Mon 6:23am)
The Wolf continues to fly in the velodrome and so is his pre Olympics pick of Mark Cavendish in the Omnium event. He currently sits 3rd on points heading into the final day of competition but has three of his strongest events to come with the time trial, flying 
Bet: Mark Cavendish ($2.25)

Weightlifting: Men’s 105kg (Tue 8:00am)
All eyes will be on the ‘Iranian Hercules’ Behdad Salimi Kordasiabi as he attempts to defend his Games title, where he lifted 455kg. He is still only 26 but his preparation has hardly been ideal. He missed the World Weightlifting Championships in Houston last November as he required surgery on his knee after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in training. That leaves him vulnerable to Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze. He was promoted to gold at the World Championships after Russian Aleksey Lovchev was stripped of the title after testing positive to performance enhancing drugs. Talakhadze is only 22 and on debut at the Games. He lifted 454kg to win the World Championships. Only 1kg away from Kordasiabi’s winning lift four years ago.
Bet: Lasha Talakhadze ($2.10) 

Athletics: Women’s Hammer Throw (Mon 11:40pm)
Anita Wlodarczyk is the dominant female hammer thrower. Her 80.85m at last year’s world championships was almost 5m better than her closest rival Zhang Wenxiu. It took an Olympic record to beat her in London and The Wolf cannot see any of her rivals coming close to her. Heidler and Zhang haven’t thrown further that 76m this year while Gwen Berry’s 76.3m was thrown out due to a positive test. As suggested by the odds Wlodarczyk is a cut above the rest of the field.
Best: Anita Wlodarcyk ($1.10)

Athletics: Men’s Pole Vault (Tue 09:35)
Lavillenie had a stranglehold on this event dating back to his success with gold in London. There is no doubting the Frenchmanm, and he is the only man in the field to ever clear 6.00m. He also owns the season best time of 5.96m with Kendricks his closest rival at 5.92m. It will literally be a matter of centimetres that decides this and one man who can lift is Thiago Diaz. With a rampant home crowd cheering him on he can reach new heights. He is coming off a career best of 5.90m in Italy just a few weeks ago and if he can go close to that he is in with a real shout.
Best: Renaud Lavillenie ($1.45)
Other: Thiago Braz To Win A Medal ($4.00)

Athletics: Men’s 800m (Tue 11.25am)
David Rudisha ran incredible time in the heats, clocking 1.45.09, 0.39 seconds clear of second. He is the strongest over 800m. Will dominate if he repeats.
Bet: David Rudisha ($1.36)

Athletics: Women’s 400m Final (Tue 11.45am)
This is another race in two between American Allyson Felix and the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller. Felix recorded a world leading 49.26 to win the World Championships in Beijing, with Shaunae Miller back in second with a time of 49.67. Felix recorded the fastest time (49.67) in the semi-finals ahead of Miller in second and looked to have plenty left in the tank for the final. Along with her World Champs success, Felix has experience on her side and is a two-time Olympic winner in the 4 x 400m relay.
Bet: Allyson Felix ($1.55)

Aussie Watch

Sailing: Men’s Laser (Tue 3.05am)
Tom Burton will need plenty of luck to claim Australia’s first gold in the sailing with Croatia’s Tonci Stipanovic taking in a 10-point lead to the gold medal race.

Women’s Hockey QF: NZ v Aus (Monday 11pm)
The Wolf was tipping the Australia to finish with the bronze medal before Rio 2016 started, but it appears that their lean period will continue with a medal looking out of reach. The Hockeyroos since their golden run in Atlanta and Sydney, have finished no better than 5th in the last three editions of the Olympics and could only manage third in Group B behind Great Britain and the USA. Meanwhile, the Kiwis qualified second in Group A behind The Netherlands who The Wolf is tipping for the gold medal. They also played out a 1-all draw in the group stages with the Dutch and that form is good enough to get the job done over the disappointing Aussies.
Bet: New Zealand ($2.60)

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