Freestyle Skiing Predictions and Betting Picks for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

| February 2, 2022 4:18 am PDT

With 13 events spread across six disciplines, freestyle skiing is one of the most popular sports on the Winter Olympics program. As a result, there is no shortage of freestyle skiing betting opportunities for Beijing 2022.

I have scoured the top Winter Olympics betting sites to find the best freestyle skiing bets for Beijing 2022. Keep reading to discover my freestyle skiing predictions for the Winter Olympics, along with my recommended picks.

Matej Svancer to Win the Men’s Big Air (3.00)

There is a reason why I named Matej Svancer among my top young athletes to watch at the 2022 Winter Olympics. At the age of just 17, the highly-rated Austrian is the bookmakers’ favorite to win gold in the men’s big air event.

Having secured his first major title when he was only 15, Svancer went on to triumph at the European Cup before claiming gold at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. Last year, he won both the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships and Audi Nine.

Svancer heads into Beijing 2022 in excellent form, having won each of the opening two big air events in the 2021-22 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup. He triumphed in Switzerland in October before sealing back-to-back wins in the United States.

Team USA’s Alexander Hall (5.00) is expected to challenge for gold at Beijing 2022, along with Norway’s Birk Rudd (8.00). But since Svancer finds himself 80 points ahead of Hall in the current World Cup standings, I’m backing the Austrian to reign supreme in China.

Eileen Gu to Win the Women’s Big Air (1.80)

It’s safe to say that Team USA will be pretty upset following Eileen Gu’s decision to represent China at the upcoming Games. The Californian looked destined to win silverware for the States, but she will now compete for the country of her mother’s birth.

In my eyes, Gu is a shoo-in to win the women’s big air at Beijing 2022. She won the big air event at the Winter Youth Olympics two years ago and is now viewed as one of the top athletes in the sport.

After dominating at Lausanne 2020, the unstoppable teenager picked up two golds and a bronze at the 2021 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships before repeating that feat at last year’s Winter X Games.

Gu recently became the first woman in history to land a forward double cork 1440. Her repertoire is stacked with tricks that many of her rivals are not able to perform. That will give her a huge advantage over the next fortnight.

Anri Kawamura to Win the Women’s Moguls (2.75)

If Bovada’s odds for the women’s moguls are anything to go by, then this event is set to be a two-horse race. Anri Kawamura and Perrine Laffont are both priced at 2.75 to win gold, with Jakara Anthony (5.00) expected to claim the bronze medal.

Don’t get me wrong, Laffont is one of the best mogul skiers on the planet. I mean, she won the event at Pyeongchang 2018 and also triumphed at the 2021 World Championships. But I’m backing Kawamura to scoop to top prize in China.

Just last month, the Japanese prodigy claimed her second mogul World Cup title. She secured the victory with a score of 81.76, edging out Laffont (81.43) and Tess Johnson (79.25).

Kawamura’s odds of 2.75 offer excellent value here. She may be just 17, but let’s not forget that more and more teenagers are beginning to dominate this sport.

Sandra Näslund to Win the Women’s Ski Cross (1.60)

If you’re looking for a safe Winter Olympics bet, look no further than Sandra Näslund. The 25-year-old Swede is heavily favored to win the ski cross, meaning she is one of the most likely gold medal winners at Beijing 2022.

Näslund has won a whopping ten of the 11 ski cross events in the current FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup season. As a result, she finds herself miles clear of her nearest challengers in the standings – and there are still four events remaining!

It is also worth noting that Näslund won the 2017 World Championships before regaining her crown in 2021. Is there a better female freestyle skier on planet earth right now? I don’t think so.

Mikaël Kingsbury to Win the Men’s Moguls (1.80)

Given that Mikaël Kingsbury is the most decorated mogul skier in history, odds of 1.80 for him to win the men’s moguls event at Beijing 2022 are definitely worth taking advantage of.

After claiming the silver medal at Sochi 2014, the Canadian secured gold at the previous Games. He has also won six moguls/dual moguls gold medals across the past four World Championships, picking up three silvers and two bronze medals along the way.

Judging by his record, Kingsbury is undoubtedly one of the top athletes to watch at the Winter Olympic Games. Betting on the men’s moguls at Beijing 2022 will make watching him even more exciting.

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Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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