Norway seeks its third gold medal in the last six Winter Games when it takes part in the men's 4x7.5 km biathlon relay on Tuesday morning at the Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Centre in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The Norwegians won the event in both 2002 and 2010 before taking silver at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.
Norway is the -187 favorite in the latest men's 4x7.5 km biathlon relay odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while France is listed at +275 and the ROC is +400. The event begins at 1:30 a.m. ET.
Before locking in any Beijing Olympics 2022 picks or predictions, you need to see what SportsLine's Olympics expert, Mike Tierney, has to say. (Head over to SportsLine's 2022 Olympics page for more analysis and updates.)
A national sportswriter whose work appears in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has covered nine Olympic Games in person. For Rio in 2016, Tierney profited big-time. He told readers to bet Over on Team USA's gold medal count (41.5) and Over on Team USA's overall medal count (102.5). The result? 46 golds, 121 medals and two easy cashes.
For the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Tierney hit two of his three predictions: Germany (+200) to win the most gold medals and the United States winning Under 10.5 gold medals (+110). And at last year's Tokyo Games, he correctly predicted the United States would go Over 111.5 total medals (-110).
Now, Tierney has analyzed Monday and Tuesday's action and identified two best bets. We can tell you that he is picking Norway (-187) to win the gold medal in the men's 4x7.5 km men's biathlon relay. "Norway is deep enough that it can afford one subpar performance and still ski and shoot to gold," Tierney says.
Tierney also has a confident pick in women's alpine skiing. He says this surprising pick could outperform the favorite whose "fitness and confidence could be compromised". You ABSOLUTELY need to see what he has to say before locking in your picks.
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Tierney's picks and analysis:
Biathlon, men's 4x7.5 km relay (1:30 a.m. ET Tuesday)
In the World Cup biathlon points standings, Norwegians rank third, fifth, sixth and seventh. French athletes are one-two, but their nation lacks comparable depth, so a play on France at +275 comes with risk. Norway is deep enough that it can afford one subpar performance and still ski and shoot to gold.
Alpine skiing, women's downhill (10 p.m. ET Monday)
Corinne Suter, Switzerland (+400)
Presumptive favorite Sofia Goggia of Italy bypassed the Super-G to heal her leg injury from a serious crash at a World Cup event just three weeks ago. Her fitness and confidence could be compromised, and the price is too short on Swiss co-favorite Lara Gut-Behrami at +275. Gut-Behrami's compatriot, Suter, won the final pre-Olympic World Cup event and holds down second place behind Goggia in the Cup standings.
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