Michael Phelps Las Vegas Odds to Win Swimming Men 100m Butterfly
Thursday, August 02, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
Michael Phelps has now won more Olympic medals than any other athlete in the history of the Games, and he'll get a chance to add to his career haul as he hits the pool once again in London as the favorite to win the men's 100m butterfly.
The heats and semifinals for the men's 100m butterfly will be raced on Thursday, with the final then set for Friday. Phelps is pegged as the 4/9 favorite on the Swimming Men 100m Butterfly Las Vegas Odds at Bovada Sportsbook to claim the gold medal in Friday's race.
Phelps won gold in this race in Beijing in 2008, and he also finished in first place at the event at the 2011 FINA World Championships. Milorad Cavic of Serbia, who claimed the silver in the men's 100m butterfly in Beijing, is second at 5/1 on Swimming Men 100m Butterfly Las Vegas Odds list for the race.
Poland's Konrad Czerniak, who took the silver behind Phelps at the World Championships in this race last year, is then tied with American Tyler McGill at 9/1 odds; McGill won the bronze medal in the men's 100m butterfly at the World Championships in 2011.
Elsewhere around the pool, Brazil's Cesar Cielo is the big 8/13 favorite to win the men's 50m freestyle on Friday; Cielo won the gold medal in this race in both Beijing in 2008 and at the World Championships in 2011. Americans Cullen Jones (5/1) and Anthony Ervin (6/1) follow Cielo on that odds list.
American Missy Franklin is the 1/3 favorite to earn a gold medal in the women's 200m backstroke on Friday; Franklin already claimed gold in the 100m backstroke in London, and she won the 200m backstroke at the 2011 World Championships.
Finally, Great Britain's Rebecca Adlington is the 4/9 favorite to get a gold medal in the women's 800m freestyle on Friday, and she won this race both in Beijing in 2008 and at last year's World Championships. Lotte Friis of Denmark, who was second at that 2011 swim meet and third in Beijing, is Adlington's closest competitor on the odds at 2/1.
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