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Olympic volleyball odds: Host Brazil the favorites in Rio

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Brazil has emerged as the odds-on favorites for volleyball at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The host country features two of the most dominant teams in volleyball right now and playing in front of the nation may serve as a spark.

Betting website Bovada lists Brazil as the favorite for Gold in both women's and men's volleyball.

Here are the complete Bovada odds:


Brazil - 6/4

France - 39/10

Italy - 11/2

Russia - 23/4

USA - 6/1

Poland - 21/2

Iran - 33/1

Argentina - 50/1

Canada - 100/1

Cuba - 200/1

Egypt - 750/1

Mexico - 1000/1

Brazil has taken home a medal in each of the last three Games, including gold in 2004 and then silver in 2008 and 2012.

U.S. won gold in 2008 but that was the only medal for the team since 1992.

Russia won gold in 2012.

Team USA won the 2015 World Cup in Japan last fall with Italy and Poland rounding out the Top 3. Poland defeated Brazil at the 2014 World Championships as the host country while Germany won the Third Place Match.

Entering the Olympics, Brazil was ranked No. 1 in the world with Poland, Russia, Italy and USA rounding out the Top 5.

Team USA plays Canada (Sunday, Aug. 7, 4 p.m. ET), Italy (Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m. ET), Brazil (Thursday, Aug. 11, 9:30 p.m. ET), France (Saturday, Aug. 13, 4 p.m. ET) and Mexico (Monday, Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m. ET) in the preliminary round.


Brazil - 7/5

USA - 27/10

China - 4/1

Russia - 17/2

Serbia - 23/2

Netherlands - 14/1

Italy - 20/1

Japan - 50/1

South Korea - 125/1

Puerto Rico - 750/1

Argentina - 1000/1

Cameroon - 1000/1

Brazil has beaten out the U.S. team for gold at each of the last two Games (2012, 2008) while China took home gold in 2004, besting Russia.

China also won the 2015 World Cup in Japan with Serbia taking second and the U.S. in third.

The U.S. won the 2014 World Championships in Milan, Italy, defeating China in the Gold Medal Match. Brazil took third in the 2014 World Championships.

In advance of Rio, Team USA was ranked No. 1 in the world with Brazil, China, Russia and Japan rounding out the Top 5.

Team USA plays Puerto Rico (Saturday, Aug. 6, 4 p.m. ET), Netherlands (Monday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m. ET), Serbia (Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m. ET), Italy (Friday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m. ET) and China (Sunday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m. ET) in the preliminary round.

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