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 22-year-old American skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin eyeing gold in the giant slalom Thursday -- an event pushed back three days due to strong wind -- Tierney has analyzed every racer and confidently picked who will take gold, silver and bronze. We can tell you Tierney is not high on Italy's top contender, Federica Brignanone, saying she won't make the medal stand.
While Shiffrin has the lowest odds at +150, the giant slalom is considered one of her weaker events.
So who wins the women's giant slalom Thursday? And who takes silver and bronze?... Join SportsLine now to get Mike Tierney's giant slalom picks, plus get his best bets and analysis throughout the 2018 Winter Olympics, all from the renowned sportswriter who's covered nine Olympics in person!