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Added February 18th, 2010 by David Glisan

Winter Olympic Betting Free Picks:  Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe

Well we’ve hit two of our three Winter Olympic selections including a play on Shaun White’s absolutely insane gold medal winning halfpipe performance.  Of course betting on White in the halftime was as much of a no-brainer as betting on Fedor Emelianenko against Richard Simmons.  Now we’ll head to the distaff side of the mountain and take a look at the Women’s Snowboard halfpipe competition.  If you haven’t seen White’s amazing run from yesterday go check it out.  He’s so smooth its sick.

Shaun White Gold Medal Halfpipe Run


The competition starts at 3:30 PM Eastern.  Like the men’s halfpipe competition, the US dominates.  The US Women swept all three medals at the 2004 Winter Olympics and there’s a good chance they’ll do so again.  So that makes the trick trying to decide which of the US riders will get the gold.  Kelly Clark is the favorite and is definitely worth considering.  She won the 2002 Winter Olympic Gold in Salt Lake City.  The longest odds of the American women are for defending Olympic gold medalist Hannah Teeter who is available at +1250 at Bookmaker.

Like so many other things, we’ll go for the rider in the best current form.  That would likely be Gretchen Bleiler, who is the current X Games Gold Medalist in the Superpipe. Here’s her X Games winning effort:

Bleiler is +185 at Bookmaker and we’ll look for her to take the gold in another likely US sweep of the women’s halfpipe event.


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