Best Commonwealth Games Bets: Basketball, Squash, Medals

  • Australia leads the Commonwealth games as the highest medal holder, with 932, and has -400 odds to finish as the top nation in 2022.
  • The men and women’s 3x3 basketball for Australia won the gold in 2018, and the men have +110 odds and the women have +135 to run it back as favorites.

BIRMINGHAM – The 2022 Commonwealth games kick off with many sporting competitions featuring 50 different nations. Online sportsbooks have odds for all of the main events, with this year’s event having 20 different sports categories.

Betting On Basketball

During the 2018 event, Australia was the heavy favorite and top qualifier for the men’s basketball three-on-three tournament and pulled through in a dominating fashion. In the final, the team beat Canada by 40 points.

Australia is the current favorite to win the 2022 event with +110 odds. The nations with the next best odds are Canada at +250, and New Zealand at +400. The men’s New Zealand team finished third place in the 2018 tournament.

The women’s basketball event has the same order of top three favorites as the win, with Australia leading the odds board, with +135 odds. The women’s basketball team also took gold in the 2018 event.

Betting On Singles Squash

England has dominated the men’s single squash events in past tournaments, with James Willstrop receiving gold in the 2018 games. For the 2022 Commonwealth games, Willstrop has +2200 odds to win gold, and the silver winner in 2018, Paul Coll, is the betting favorite for 2022 at -335 odds.

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For the women’s event, Joelle King (New Zealand) is the betting favorite at +110 odds. She won gold in the 2018 event and silver in 2014. The third-best odds for 2022 are in favor of Sarah-Jane Perry from England, who won the silver medal in 2018.

Betting On The Total Medals

With 283 total events, one of the most popular ways to bet on the Commonwealth games is to place online wagers on the nation with the most total medals. Since the competition's origin, Australia holds the most gold medals at 932, followed by England’s 714.

Odds For Total Medals

  • Australia -400
  • England +300
  • Canada +3300
  • India +4000
  • Scotland +5000

The last two times Australia held the games in their nation, (2018, 2006) they ended as the top nation. England held the event in 2002 and was second on the total medal tally.

Even though Australia is the heavy betting favorite, betting on England as the underdog has value with England hosting the event.