Men's 1,500 Speed Skating Odds
SOCHI, Russia (The Spread) – The Men’s 1,500 meter speed skating event at the 2014 Olympics could to go the Americans. Here is a look at the odds to win gold in this event.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Shani Davis is the favorite to win this event, as he has 11/4 odds. Other short odds to win are Denis Yuskov (4/1) Brian Hansen (6/1) and Koen Verweij (6/1).
Davis competes for the United States. He is a former Olympic gold medalist, but not in this event. He has taken home the silver in the 1,500 the last two Olympics. He won the 2004, 2007 and 2009 world title in the event.
Yuskov competes for Russia. He is seeking his first Olympic medal of his career, but he did win the 2013 world champion in the 1,500.
Hansen competes for the United States. He won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics, but hasn’t won a medal in the Olympics or world championships for the 1,500.
Verweij competes for the Netherlands. He is seeking his first Olympic Medal. He has won a world title in the team pursuit, but not for the 1,500.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics begin on Thursday, Feb. 6 and run through Sunday, Feb. 23 in Sochi, Russia. For a look at the odds to win gold in Men’s 1500m in speed skating at the event, see blow.
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Speed Skating Odds – Men’s 1500m
Shani Davis 11/4
Denis Yuskov 4/1
Brian Hansen 6/1
Koen Verweij 6/1
Ivan Skobrev 9/1
Bart Swings 12/1
Sven Kramer 12/1
Denny Morrison 14/1
Havard Bokko 14/1
Joey Mantia 14/1
Zbigniew Brodka 14/1
Mark Tuitert 16/1
Stefan Groothuis 16/1