Women's BB Olympic Odds

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LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Women’s Basketball event at the Summer Olympics isn’t usually too competitive as the United States tends to dominate.

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Not surprisingly, the United States is the overwhelming favorite to win the gold medal in women’s basketball this year, as they have 1/10 odds to win. Other short odds to claim the gold in this event are Australia (13/2) and Russia (8/1).

Since allowing pro players in the Olympics, the U.S. has dominated the sport. The United States has won the gold in the 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008 Summer Olympics. This year’s team features all of the best in the country, including Maya Moore, Candace Parker, and Diana Taurasi.

Australia has claimed the silver in the last three Olympic games. They also won the bronze in 1996.  This team features 5 current WNBA players, including captain Lauren Jackson, who plays for the Seattle Storm.

Russia has won the bronze in the last two Olympic games. They also claimed silver in the World Championships in 2002 and 2006. They are the current European Champion as well. This team has just one WNBA player in Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Silver Stars.

The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12 of this summer. For the complete odds for which county will win the gold medal in women’s basketball, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s Basketball Odds To Win Gold

USA 1/10

Australia 13/2

Russia 8/1

France 30/1

Czech Republic 50/1

Turkey 60/1

Brazil 150/1

China 175/1

Field 5/1

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