Olympic betting: Belgium is the favorite for gold in men's field hockey

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We're down to the final four in men's field hockey at the Tokyo Olympics. The gold medal game is scheduled for 6 a.m. ET on Aug. 3 as the semifinals take place Monday night and Tuesday morning. Here's what you need to know if you want to bet on the semifinals or for a team to win the gold medal. All odds are via BetMGM as always.

Gold medal odds

Belgium (+160)

Australia (+175)

Germany (+350)

India (+600)

Belgium vs. India

9:30 p.m. ET, Aug. 2

Belgium (-225)

India (+400)

Regulation tie (+400)

Belgium advanced to the semifinals with a 3-1 win over Spain in the quarterfinals while India beat the United Kingdom 3-1. Belgium finished atop Group B with 13 points off four wins and a draw and scored 26 goals while allowing just nine. India was second in Group A with 12 points but scored just 15 goals and allowed 13 thanks to a 7-1 loss to Australia. That goal differential is a big reason why India is a significant underdog entering the semifinal.

Australia vs. Germany

6 a.m. ET, Aug. 3

Australia (-200)

Germany (+350)

Regulation tie (+375)

The hook on this game is Germany’s odds relative to its gold medal odds. If you want to bet on the Germans to win gold, wait and bet on them with this game for the exact same odds. Easier to get the same return when you only need one win vs. two, right? Australia advanced to the semis after a regulation tie against the Netherlands in the quarters. Australia was 4-1 in group play and scored 22 goals in group play. Germany was second in Group B after going 3-2 with losses to Belgium and South Africa.

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