Track and Field starts at the Tokyo Olympics on July 30.

PSB Pick Play: Track and Field Betting Guide For the Tokyo Olympics

Track and field events at the Tokyo Olympics start July 30 and oddsmakers expect Team USA to win lots of gold.

One of the headliners is Allyson Felix, who enters the Olympics with nine total medals, one shy of the American record for career medals. Carl Lewis had ten. Felix’s chances took a hit Friday morning when a faulty exchange in the mixed 4x 400 relay (men’s and women’s runners compete together) led to the U.S. team being disqualified.

Now, Felix’s hopes rest on the women’s 400 meters and the women’s 4 x 400 relay which she might be competing in as well.

Felix will hit the track looking to make history. In this week’s installment of Penn Sportsbooks Pick Play, we’ll cover the odds at Pennsylvania online sportsbooks of the track and field events at the Tokyo Olympics and some of the storylines to get you ready for the competition.

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USA’s Harrison is making history with two jumping events

On Sunday, American JuVaughn Harrison will be making history in a pair of jumping events. Harrison is competing in both the high jump and the long jump, becoming the first U.S. athlete to do both events in the Olympics since Jim Thorpe in 1912.

Last month, Harrison won both the high jump and the long jump at the U.S. Olympic trials. He is currently the favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook to win the long jump in Tokyo with odds of +340.  

However, DraftKings has Harrison (+400) second in long jump futures behind Miltiadis Tentogolu (+350) from Greece. 

In the high jump, DraftKings has Harrison second as well, with a price of +400. Essa Barshim from Qatar is the favorite at +200.

Team USA sprinters favored in several events

The sprinting events also feature a number of prominent Americans, both on the men’s and women’s side. In addition, if you want to hedge your wagers a little, DraftKings has pricing for many athletes to win a medal, allowing you to cash your wager with just a top three finish

But for those interested in maximizing their returns, here are the top three in futures odds for the prominent track and field events, with pricing provided by DraftKings:

Tokyo Olympics men’s track and field betting

Men’s pole vault

  • Armand Duplantis (Sweden): -1000
  • Renaud Lavillenie (France): +1000
  • Christopher Nilson (USA): +2000

Men’s 800m

  • Nijel Amons (Botswana): +175
  • Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir (Kenya): +550
  • Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (Kenya): +600

Men’s 100m

  • Trayvon Bromell (USA): -110
  • Ronnie Baker (USA): +450
  • Akani Simbine (RSA): +750

Men’s discus

  • Daniel Stahl (Sweden): -285
  • Kristjan Ceh (Slovakia): +350
  • Andrius Gudzius (Lithuania): +700

Men’s 400m

  • Michael Norman (USA): +100
  • Steven Gardiner (BAH): +275
  • Wayde Van Niekerk (RSA): +400

Men’s 400m hurdles

  • Karston Warholm (Norway): -250
  • Rai Benjamin (USA): +200
  • Alison Dos Santos (Brazil): +1000

Men’s hammer

  • Pawel Fajdek (Poland): +100
  • Rudy Winkler (USA): +300
  • Wojciech Nowicki (Poland): +550

Men’s 200m

  • Noah Lyles (USA): -200
  • Andre de Grasse (Canada): +450
  • Kenneth Bednarek (USA): +450

Men’s 110m hurdles

  • Grant Holloway (USA): -250
  • Ronald Levy (Jamaica): +800
  • Orlando Ortega (Spain): +800

Men’s shot put

  • Ryan Crouser (USA): -300
  • Joe Kovacs (USA): +500
  • Tomas Walsh (New Zealand): +650

Men’s triple jump

  • Pedro Pichardo (Brazil): +150
  • Hugues Fabrice Zango (BUR): +175
  • Will Claye (USA): +350

Tokyo Olympics women’s track and field betting

Women’s 400m hurdles

  • Sydney McLaughlin (USA): -330
  • Dillah Muhammad (USA): +185
  • Femke Bol (Netherlands): +350

Women’s 100m hurdles

  • Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (PUR): -120
  • Kendra Harrison (USA): +150
  • Tobi Amusan (Nigeria): +1000

Women’s 100m

  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica): -120
  • Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica): +175
  • Marie-Josee Ta Lou (CIV): +500

Women’s 800m

  • Athing Mu (USA): -165
  • Rose Mary Almanza (Cuba): +500
  • Natoya Goule (Jamaica): +700

Women’s hammer

  • DeAnna Price (USA): -250
  • Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland): +300
  • Brooke Anderson (USA): +500

Women’s long jump

  • Malaika Mihambo (Germany): +300
  • Brittney Reese (USA): +350
  • Tara Davis (USA): +400

Women’s pole vault

  • Anzelhika Sidorova (ROC): +225
  • Katie Nageotte (USA): +225
  • Sandi Morris (USA): +500

Women’s 400m

  • Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH): -500
  • Quanera Hayes (USA): +500
  • Stephenie Ann-McPherson (Jamaica): +600

Women’s high jump

  • Yaroslava Mahuchikh (Ukraine): -165
  • Vashti Cunningham (USA): +250
  • Mariya Lasitskene (ROC): +600

Women’s discus

  • Yaime Perez (Cuba): +200
  • Valarie Allman (USA): +250
  • Sandra Perkovic (Croatia): +250

Lead photo Ashley Landis/AP