Brazil 2016: Day 6 Tips

2016 Rio Olympic Games betting previews and tips

Brazil 2016: Day 6 Tips, Thur/Fri

Day 6 Feature Previews

Golf: Men’s Olympic Golf (Thur 8:30pm)
It took well over a century but golf finally makes it’s return to the Olympics. Open Champions Henrik Stenson goes in a very short favourite and despite being in red hot form The Wolf can’t back him at that price. One man he does like though is Patrick Reed. He had a tremendous college record and always plays at his best with the stars and stripes on his back. He has nine top 10’s this season including two runner up finishes and is primed to go one better in Rio.
Bet: Patrick Reed WIN ($15)
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Equestrian: Team Dressage (Thur 11:00pm)
The Germans go in short-priced favourites and rightly so. It’s the same quartet that won brilliantly at Aachen, winning the Nations Cup. They are the benchmark and the right price at $1.60. Australia are $81 outsiders.
Bet: Germany ($1.60)
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Equestrian: Individual Dressage (Thur 11:00pm)
How do they beat Charlotte Dujardin of Germany and her star gelding Valegro? To put it simply, they don’t. The pair have been unbeatable recently. The pair hold all three world records in Grand Prix, Grand Prix special and the freestyle.
Bet: Charlotte Dujardin ($1.75)
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Women’s Judo 78kg (Thur 11.07pm)
World No.1 Kayla Harrison will be looking to follow up her London 2012 success with a consecutive gold medal when she takes to the mat in Rio tonight. She leads the world rankings on 3610 points with her closest competitor – Audrey Tcheumeo back on 2550 points. Still only 26, Harrison has won 56 gold medals in her junior and senior career and will add another to her tally in Rio.
Bet: Kayla Harrison ($2.65)
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Rowing: Women’s Quad Sculls (Thur 11.24pm)
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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Rowing: Women’s Double Sculls (Fri 12.04am)
The women’s double scull is the most competitive rowing final of the night with Poland favoured at $2.60. Greece rowed a good time in the heats and can surprise at $4.50.
Bet: Greece ($4.50)
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Men’s Hockey: Argentina v Germany (Fri 1.30am)
The Germans were The Wolf’s tip to take out the gold medal before the Olympics started and nothing has changed his mind. They are going for a third consecutive Olympics gold medal and have won their three opening matches at Rio. Argentina lost their last match to India 2-1, while Germany beat the Indians by the same scoreline earlier in the competition. Chips in Deutschland!
Bet: Germany ($1.85)

Women’s Water Polo: Spain v Hungary (Fri 2.00am)
Everyone is playing for silver behind the USA after the defending Olympic gold medallists showed their dominance with a 11-4 win over Spain in their opening match. Meanwhile Hungary won their opening match in Group B 13-11 over China and are the current European Champions. Spain were knocked out in the semi-finals by The Netherlands at the Euros, while Hungary went on to defeat the Dutch 9-7 in the final.
Bet: Hungary ($2.15)

Canoeing: Men’s C2 Slalom (Fri 4:00am)
The French pair of Klauss and Peche look to build on their 4th place result in London. They are the reigning World Champions and have 4 titles to their names. The pair have been friends since childhood and were second fastest in the heats. Also keep an eye on the German pair of Anton and Benzien who have been right behind the French pair over the last 18 months. They did more than enough to qualify for the semi’s and have left plenty in the tank for the finals. With both the semi and the final being a best of one run The Wolf says to back multiple teams in this one. France and Germany the best chances.
Best: France ($3.75)
Value: Germany ($8.00)

Cycling: Men’s Team Sprint (Fri 5:00am)
As reigning World Champions, New Zealand are heavy favourites.  They have an extremely strong team in Mitchell, Webster and Dawkins and look to have the beating of all of their main rivals, including the French.
Bet: New Zealand ($1.40)
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Aussie Watch

Golf: Men’s Olympic Golf (Thur 8:30pm)
The course was inspired by Kingston Heath and Royal Melbourne so it comes as no surprise to hear it consistently described by ‘Very Sandy Belt’ by the players and their caddies. Victorian Marcus Fraser has played more than his fare share of golf along the sand belt back home and this course will suit him to a tee. He was on winner on the European Tour earlier this year and is capable of making birdies. At $51 to win a medal he is a great bet!
Bet: Marcus Fraser To Win A Medal ($51)
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Men’s Rowing: Quad Sculls (Thur 11.22pm)
Australia are heavily favoured to win their first rowing gold of the Olympics after winning the last two major World Cup events. They will face stiff competition from Estonia though. The pre-regatta Wolf selection, Estonia are $8.0 despite running just 0.73s slower than Australia. Silly price.
Bet: Estonia ($8.00)

Canoeing: Women’s K1 Slalom (Fri 4:00am)
Aussie Jessica Fox was out best medal hope of gold in canoeing and she has lived up to the hype. She was second fastest in the heats but her raw time without penalties was more than a second faster than any of her competitors. She also improved dramatically in her second run which is a sign that she has made the necessary adjustments. She will get another run in the semi before the final and The Wolf is tipping her to set the pace in the semi before capturing gold in the final. If she can manage a clean run with no penalties she will be winning.
Bet: Jessica Fox ($3.00)

Women’s Basketball: Australia v Japan (Fri 6:45am)
The Opals have been dominant this Olympics with wins of 18 over Brazil, 5 over Turkey and 16 over France. Japan have won 2 of 3 but will be no match for the Opals.
Bet: Australia -18.5 ($1.83)

Women’s Hockey: Australia v Argentina (Fri 7.00am)
It’s been a disappointing start to the Rio Games for both Australia and Argentina with both teams recording one win and two losses. The Wolf is predicting that the misery will continue for the Hockeyroos against “Las Leonas”, who won the recent Champions Trophy for a record seventh time over the Olympic favourites, Netherlands.
Bet: Argentina

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