Let's face it, at the olympics it’s all about the gold medal! Go big or go home is the philosophy for most of the top countries competing. Some will measure a country’s success at the Olympics by how many total medals they’ll win and some will only care about how many gold medals are won.
Many analysts believed that Russia were set to win 10 gold medals and now those will be divided amongst the other countries with Russia now technically out of the 2018 Olympics at PyeongChang.
The betting lines are currently giving Norway the edge on gold medals with Germany right there behind them. In our previous post on Who Will Win the Most Total Medals our pick to haul in the most was Germany. But who will take home the most gold medals? Below are the odds currently set for most gold medal winners and our thoughts on who has the best chance:
Odds courtesy of Bovada, as of Feburary 2018.
Picking which country will win the most golds is tough, I would lean towards Germany to bag more gold medals over Norway but with the Olympics anything can happen especially this year with the Russian team being in complete disarray.
Germany was a disappointment at the Sochi Olympics and looks to benefit the most with Russia's top athletes not in the 2018 Olympics. Norway, the favorite to win has 19 medal hopefuls in cross country skiing alone which is putting a lot of eggs into one basket if you are looking at just the gold medal count.
USA and Canada have a lot of hopefuls for gold in many of the events but could end up splitting a lot of the golds which would leave them further down the standings.
In the end, it is really a coin toss as to who will win the most gold medals at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics but our pick would be to go with the German team that has always competed strongly at the Winter Olympics and will look to overcome a weak showing 4 years ago.