By Harry Gagnon
Hers are some of my favorite prop plays for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Japan. Whether I know what I'm talking about or not I hope regardless of the fact that I can somehow wind up putting cash in your pocket. Harry's top 10 Olympic prop plays are as followed:
#1 MENS BASKETBALL
-12 -120 USA over France in opening game
The USA had some shaky warmup games before the Olympics but head coach Gregg Popovich just got Devin Booker, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday in from the NBA Finals and says they will be ready for action in their opening game against the French.
#2 MENS BASKETBALL
-205 AUSTRALIA to win group over Nigeria, Italy, and Germany
In a tune up game in Las Vegas just a few days ago Australia shocked the USA by 8 points and would love another crack at the red, white, and blue.
#3 MENS TRACK & FIELD
Mens 100 Meters Gold Medal Winner
+110 Trayvon Bromell
He's lightning in a bottle and will prove it in Japan.
Matches on July 25
MATCHES IN REGULATION
-145 Argentina over Egypt
I've been into betting soccer lately especially with the EuroCup that ended a few weeks ago. So why stop now, so give me the Lionel Messi-less squad from Argentina in the very first game on the docket.
+500 DRAW between Brazil and Ivory Coast
Give me the orange, white, and green colors of the Ivory Coast to pull the biggest upset in the first round as they get an overly shocking 1-1 tie against the powerful team from Brazil. Brazil will take the African country for granted and will realize how tough of a team them are to late to rally and will have to deal with a major disappointment in their opening match.
-102 Over 3.5 Total Goals by Poland
I'm actually a 1/4 Polish so let's root for the group from Warsaw to help me win my wager.
-136 Over 19.5 Total Golds by the Russian Olympic Committee
With a "official" name being that long you better have top athletes and get at least 20 golds.
#8 MENS TENNIS SINGLES
Gold Medal Winner
+430 Stefanos Tsitspas of Greece
I feel like Tsitspas will rebound from his 2 set to nothing lead in the French Open Final and really rebound from his 1st round exit in London. Novak Djokovic is the -170 favorite but I have a feeling the US Open and the tennis Grand Slam is on his mind more. This would be something that Tsitspas could feel really good about as the US Open approaches.
Individual Dressage Gold Medal Winner
-180 Isabel Werth of Germany
The Germans dominate this sport and are loaded in this Olympics and Worth is probably their best.
#10 MENS WRESTLING
86kg Gold Medal Winner
-135 David Taylor of USA
That pick is for my pals at the Extrapoints podcast network Cousin Sal, Darren "The Parlay Kid" and Brother Bri because they were all "top notch' wrestlers when they were in high school in Long Island (so I hear ??).