American Kallie Humphries will try to win her fourth Olympic gold medal when she competes in the two-woman bobsled on Friday at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Humphries has been installed as the +333 co-second choice in the two-woman bobsled odds from Caesars Sportsbook. German Laura Nolte is the +138 favorite. The event begins at 7 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 Friday's action and identified three best bets. We can tell you that he is picking speedskater Thomas Krol of The Netherlands (-125) to win gold in the men's 1000 meters. "Krol's recent past Is impeccable; it includes a European title and two World Cup wins in the 1000, in which he reigns as champion," Tierney says.
Tierney also has picks in biathlon and bobsled. You ABSOLUTELY need to see what he has to say before locking in your picks.
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Tierney's picks and analysis:
Speedskating, men's 1000 meters (3:30 a.m. ET Friday)
Thomas Krol, The Netherlands (-125)
Sharpen up the chalk. Krol skated well in the 1500 last week, setting an Olympic record that stood for three minutes, until countryman Kjeld Nuis bettered it to win gold. The shorter distance is Krol's specialty, and he will be motivated to improve on the silver. Krol's recent past Is impeccable; it includes a European title and two World Cup wins in the 1000, in which he reigns as champion.
Biathlon, men's 15K mass start (4 a.m. ET Friday)
Quentin Fillon Maillet, France (+333)
How can you go wrong with such a mellifluous name? Maillet must fend off the brothers Boe of Norway -- Johannes Thingnes, the top choice among bettors, and Tarjei -- who finished first and third in the sprint version. Maillet has the goods to do so. He leads the World Cup standings and has gobbled up two golds and three silvers already in Beijing in other individual and team events.
Bobsled, two-woman (7 a.m. ET Friday)
Kallie Humphries, U.S. (+333)
Humphries, champion of the inaugural monobob, can make it a two-fer as the pilot of the more traditional sleigh event. Countrywoman Elana Myers Taylor, who pocketed a silver, likely has faced too many obstacles -- notably testing positive for COVID-19 upon arrival -- to reverse the order. Hopes for the German sleds, driven by the favorite Laura Nolte and Kim Kalicki, might be compromised after they missed a key training day Tuesday.
All odds from Caesars
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