Brazil 2016: Day 5 Tips

2016 Rio Olympic Games betting previews and tips

Brazil 2016: Day 5 Tips, Wed/Thurs

Day 5 Feature Previews

Men’s 50m Pistol (Wed 10:00pm)
This is Jin Jongoh’s main event! He is the two time defending Olympic gold medalist, won the 2014 World Championships with a world record score and is a mile in front of his competitors in the world rankings. Ukranian Oleh Omelchuk won the lead in event in Rio and has been his main competition in recent years. Two time World Champion Zhiwei Wang will be right in the mix while India’s Jitu Rai continues to climb the rankings on the back of some very consistent results. They won’t be catching Jongoh in this event.
Bet: Jin Jong-oh ($3.00)
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Men’s Double Trap (Wed 10:00pm)
At just 21 years of age Aussie James Willett is the baby in the men’s double trap field. a bronze medalist at the junior’s last year he has shot into favouritism after recently winning the World Cup event in Rio. There is definitely a question mark over experience and for that reason The Wolf is backing American Walton Eller. He won this event at the Beijing Olympics, is a multiple World Champion and has won more than his fare share of events in this discipline. With a wide open field there is Swede Hakan Dahlby could cause an upset. He was 5th in Athens, 11th in Beijing and won silver in London. We have seen very little of him in terms of competition but at this price he could surprise.
Best: Walton Eller ($8.00)
Value: Hakan Dahlby ($61)

Cycling: Women’s Time Trial (9:30pm)
Kristin Armstrong is the reigning Olympic champion, but at 44 years of age, her best days are behind her.  Her fellow countrywoman, Evelyn Stevens, however is in the form of her life.  She took 3 stages in the Giro Rosa earlier this year, one of which was a 22km ITT.  Although that was a fairly flat parcours, she does possess great climbing legs. The Wolf tipped her at $10 less than a week ago and the money continues to come for her. She is still the value of the race at $5.50.
Bet: Evelyn Stevens $5.50
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Cycling: Men’s Time Trial (11pm)
Chris Froome is coming off a hugely dominant performance in Le Tour, winning his 3rd Maillot Jaune in 4 years and this course couldn’t be more perfect for him.  In a similar, but shorter, ITT in the Tour, Froome won the race by over 30 seconds and he also finished runner up to Tom Dumoulin in the earlier ITT.  He is simply the best rider in the world at the moment and it’s hard to see anyone matching him as he seeks to emulate his fellow countryman and former teammate, Bradley Wiggins, by winning the Tour de France and Time Trial Gold in the same year.  He looks unbeatable and The Wolf, as he did in the Tour, is declaring him unbeatable.
Bet: Chris Froome $2.10
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Rowing: Men’s Quad Sculls (Wed 11.22pm)
Australia are long odds-on to claim another gold medal here but the value comes with Estonia. The pre-regatta Wolf selection, Estonia are $8.0 despite running just 0.73s slower than Australia. Silly price.
Bet: Estonia ($8.00)
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Rowing: Women’s Quad Sculls (Wed 11.34pm)
The Wolf was keen on Poland to cause a boilover before the heats and is sticking with them at $7.0. They recorded the second fastest heat time just 2.5s behind odds-on favourites Germany. Poland have won two World Cup events in this race in 2016 while they won the last Euro Championships.
Bet: Poland ($7.00)
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Men’s Slalom K1 (Thur 1:30am)
Veteran Peter Kauzer has been a dominant force in the sport but has failed on the biggest stage. He was 13th in Beijing and as one of the favourites in London managed only 6th in the final after posting the fastest time in the semi’s. Czech Jiri Prskavec scooped the K1 at the World Championships last season winning both the individual and teams events. Aussie Lucien Delfour just missed out on the final with De Gennaro qualifying fastest. The Italian posted the fastest time thanks to a clean run but The Wolf says that Grigar, Clarke and Prskavec were all quicker if you don’t take penalties into account. Grigar had one of the fastest first sector split times and is value at double figure odds.
Best: Jiri Prskavec ($5.00)
Value: Jakub Grigar ($10.00)

Weightlifting: Women’s 69kg (4:30am)
Xiang is a two-time world champion (2013 and 2015). In the 2015 Champs really impressed at the 2015 Champs, lifting 120kg in the snatch before making her one successful clean and jerk count at 143kg. She had her main rival in Kazakhstan’s Zhazira Zhapparkul covered there and expect the same in Brazil.
Bet: Yanmei Xiang ($1.40)
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Diving: Men’s Synchronized 3m Springboard (Thur 5:00am)
China have won the gold in this event at 3 of the 4 Olympic Games it has been on offer and they have the best duo here. They have encountered few challenges on the World Series circuit so should be winning. If there is any danger it is Germany, who won the gold at the World Cup.
Bet: China ($1.30)
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Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Individual All-Around (Thurs 5:00am)
Not even a massive phone bill courtesy of Pokemon Go or the Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev will sidetrack Kohei Uchimura’s attempt at a sixth medal at an Olympics game. He took out the gold medal at London 2012 and has won six World Championships. Rated by many as the greatest gymnast of all-time, it’s hard to see him slipping up in Rio despite finishing second behind Verniaiev in qualifying. Like Japan in the team event, Uchimura will peak when it matters most.
Bet: Kohei Uchimura ($1.50)
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Weightlifting: Men’s 77kg (Thur 8:00am)
Lu Xiaojun is back after collecting the 77kg gold in 2012 at the Games. He holds world records in the snatch and total weight. He’s clearly the benchmark and if all goes to plan, he should add to China’s weightlifting gold tally. It’s worth noting that Lu didn’t complete his clean and jerk lift at the 2015 World Champs. Doubt that happens here but Nijat Rahimov ($4) looms in the shadows if Lu misses again.
Bet: Lu Xiaojun ($1.40)
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Women’s Fencing Individual Foil (Thur 9:15am)
It was an all-Italian final at the 2012 London Olympics with Elisa Di Francisca winning a tense final 12-11 over fellow Italian Arianna Errigo to secure the gold medal, while Russia’s Inna Deriglazova is the current world champion after her victory at the 2015 World Championships in Moscow. Deriglazova defeated Errigo in the semi-final of the World Champs but The Wolf thinks the disappointment of London for Errigo will spur her on to a memorable victory in Rio.
Bet: Arriana Errigo ($2.25)
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Men’s Fencing Individual Sabre (Thur 9:45am)
The Wolf is sticking with experience in the Individual Sabre and it comes in bucket loads with six-time team world champion Aleksey Yakimenko. The Russian was one of the favourites for the gold medal at the London Games and was bundled out in the Round of 16 by American Daryl Homer. Yakimenko has put the disappointment of London behind him and gained revenge on Homer, defeating him in the gold medal match at the 2015 World Fencing Championships in Russia. The 2016 Team Sabre event has already been contested in Rio and was won by Russia featuring Yakimenko.
Bet: Aleksey Yakimenko ($4.50)
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Aussie Watch

Women’s Hockey: Australia v India (Thur 00:00am)
It’s been a disappointing Olympics campaign for the Hockeyroos after losing their opening two matches to Great Britain and the USA. Meanwhile, India have hardly set the world on fire, losing 3-0 to Great Britain and sharing the spoils 3-all with Japan. Australia will take out their frustration here and will record a comfortable victory.
Bet: Australia -2.5 ($1.88)

Men’s Basketball: Australia v USA (Thur 8:00am)
Arguably one of the most anticipated matchups of the Olympics, the undefeated Boomers – the pride of the nation – go head to head with the might of the USA. Australia have been superb thanks to an all-time game from Matthew Dellavedova against Serbia and two brilliant showings from Andrew Bogut. The USA have been a little flat despite two wins by an average of 51.5. The huge start of 29.5 for the Boomers is a wonderful five-chip bet.
Bet: Australia +29.5 ($1.90)

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