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Badminton Betting Strategy, Sites & Odds – 2021 Olympics

Author: AmericanGambler1234 | Last Updated: September 28, 2023

How to bet on Badminton? Betting tips and strategy 

Alongside the win bet, other popular badminton betting markets including handicap bets and total points scored. The handicap bet in badminton is popular where in-play betting is available. All matches are played first to 21 points in best of three games, so if a favorite is trading at -10 in a game, he must win by 11 points or more for you to win.

The over/under betting in badminton is useful if you think a favorite is likely to win comfortably 2-0 and their opponent is unlikely to get e.g. ten points per game. If the market sets the total points at 62.5 then you’d bet under and a 21-10, 21-10 scoreline or better gives you a win.

Badminton USA betting sites, rules and predictions

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Contact your betting provider direct for badminton odds and check legal in the USA betting websites like betamerica sportsbook, pointsbet, unibet NJ and PA, and fanduel. Badminton betting rules, tips and predictions are available on their websites and mobile apps.

Also keep an eye on what deals sites are offering for new and existing customers. For badminton news check sites like bwfbadminton and for US news, teamusa. Live action is available on the olympicchannel and NBC. 

Badminton at 2020 Olympics and favorite

To check the form of badminton players, watch the world championships in Denmark in May 2020. Most of the top players will be taking part ahead of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. While China will be short betting favourites for the Olympics men’s doubles, the singles are more open with India’s PV Sindhu expected to challenge again in the women’s singles. Japan’s Kento Momota is among the favourites in the men’s badminton competition. 

About Badminton

Badminton may never rival the popularity of tennis in the world of racket sports, but badminton remains a highly skilful game that is very much a staple of the Olympics calendar.

The most unique aspect is the shuttlecock which replaces the more typical ball as the projectile which is hit over a net by the players.

The modern badminton was developed in England in the 19th century and in the US it was popular in the first half of the 20th century but suffered as football and baseball came to dominate TV sports coverage. It arrived as an Olympics sport in 1992 and at Tokyo 2020, 172 athletes will compete in five events.

The Asian nations dominate with China winning 18 Olympics golds – more than twice as many as the second ranked nation. Denmark and Spain are the only non-Asian countries to win Olympics golds.

The US has struggled to see badminton beyond a backyard sport with the current US rankings led by Timothy Lam from California and Zhang Beiwen of Las Vegas.