High winds delayed the women’s giant slalom from Monday to Thursday. Now the question is, how will that affect U.S. skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin? The American remains the sportsbook favorite with the lowest odds at +150, meaning you would win $150 for every $100 wagered. Close behind are Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg (+225) and France’s Tessa Worley (+350).
But instead of Shiffrin being fresh, she’ll race in the giant slalom one day after competing in the slalom, where she’s a prohibitive favorite.
Before you lock in your picks for the women’s giant slalom in Pyeongchang, South Korea, check out what Mike Tierney has to say.
The famed sportswriter has covered nine Olympics in person.
For Rio 2016, his first with SportsLine, Tierney confidently told readers to go over on Team USA’s gold medal line (41.5) and total medal line (102.5). The result: 46 golds and 121 medals. Anyone who followed his advice cashed with ease.
Now, Tierney has analyzed every giant slalom contender and released his picks for gold, silver and bronze. He’s sharing them over at SportsLine.
Tierney knows Shiffrin’s favorable spread-out Winter Olympics competition schedule is gone, and that the postponement forced the star to alter her long-planned routine.
He also knows she recently won five straight World Cup giant slaloms.
We can tell you Tierney is not high on top Italian contender Federica Brignanone, saying she won’t make the medal stand. She’s a skier to avoid in this event.
But what about Rebensburg, who won gold and silver in this event the past two Olympics? Or Worley, who won the World Cup series last year? Both are 28, six years older than Shiffrin.
Will America’s darling capture the giant slalom and bring a nice payday to anyone who bets on her? Visit SportsLine now to get Mike Tierney’s picks for gold, silver and bronze in the giant slalom, all from an unparalleled Olympics expert who cashed big on the 2016 Summer Games.