The 2020 Olympics are finally underway in Tokyo after an unfortunate one-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Savvy Olympic bettors have their eyes set on the Men’s 100-Meter Dash as one of the major events. The race is set for July 30th at 10:35 PM Eastern Time.
Which track and field stars are worth an investment at the current odds? We’ll take a look at the current odds and reveal who we’re betting on to take home the coveted Gold Medal in Tokyo. Below are the current betting odds from PointsBet Sportsbook.
Current Mens 100 Meter Odds
Updated Odds from PointsBet SportsBook
|Trayvon Bromell (USA)||+110|
|Ronnie Baker (USA)||+320|
|Akani Simbine (RSA)||+750|
|Andre De Grasse (CAN)||+1100|
|Fred Kerley (USA)||+1200|
|Zharnel Hughes (GBR)||+1800|
|Marcell Jacobs (ITA)||+2300|
|Chijindu Ujah (GBR)||+4100|
|Yohan Blake (JAM)||+4100|
|Su Bingtian (CHN)||+4100|
Trayvon Bromell (USA) Deserves to be the Heavy Favorite
Bromell is a feel-good Olympics story that will warm the hearts of all who watch him run. The former Baylor Bear was dogged by injuries for several years but has fought his way back to the top of the sport. Bromell has been nearly perfect in 2021 by winning six out of his seven 100-meter events.
Bromell ran a lightning-quick 9.77 in early June at an event in Florida and that is currently the fastest 100-meter time of 2021. The 26-year old deserves to be the heavy favorite in this event, but will the pressure affect his performance?
Best Bet: Ronnie Baker (USA) +320
We love Bromell, but there’s simply not enough value in his +110 odds to warrant a wager on him. Instead, we’re going with Bromell’s USA teammate, Ronnie Baker at +320. With all the expectations on Bromell, Baker is just happy to be in his first-ever Olympics!
Though Baker has told several reporters that he’s thrilled just to be representing his home country, don’t let that scare you away from betting on him. The former TCU Horned Frog has a ton of natural talent and actually beat Bromell just a few weeks ago in the Monaco Diamond League 100 meters with a time of 9.91 seconds.
Baker should at least win a medal in Tokyo but don’t be surprised if he steals the whole show! We’ll place a medium bet (1 unit) on Baker +320.
Bonus Bet: Akani Simbine (RSA) +750
As our bonus bet, we’re going with a small play on Akani Simbine at +750. Simbine set an African record by running a 9.84 second 100-meters on July 6th in Hungary. The 27-year old has Olympics experience from his time in Rio back in 2016. He finished fifth and narrowly missed the medal stand.
If Simbine can get out of the blocks strong, he has enough speed to pull off the major upset and win the Gold! Put us down for a 0.5 unit play on Simbine +750.