No one knows the Olympics like Mike Tierney. The famed national sportswriter has covered nine of them in person.
For Rio 2016, his first with SportsLine, Tierney 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, two easy cashes!
Now, with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics starting Friday, Tierney has analyzed every sport and come up with best bets in each. We can tell you he likes American skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin (+185 at Bovada.lv) to win the Giant Slalom, even though it might be the weakest of the three events she's favored in.
"It is her first event and she enters fresh," Tierney says. "Shiffrin did sweep in five consecutive World Cup giant slaloms recently. The odds (+185) means Shiffrin will feel less pressure in this event than in others, and a gold will kick-start her quest to become the Team USA darling of these Games."
Tierney also is going big on an American athlete who's a 7-to-1 long shot to win his event.
So who is the massive long shot you should bank on? Who will win gold in men's and women's ice hockey? And what are the best bets to make on speed skating, skiing, bobsled and snowboarding? Join SportsLine now to get Mike Tierney's best bets for every major sport at the Winter Olympics, all from the renowned sportswriter who's covered nine Olympics in person!