The only thing working against Miller is history. The Olympic downhill is noted for favorites not prevailing.
At Nagano in 1998, Austria's Hermann Maier was a sure bet to win the downhill. His spectacular crash, though, the one where he said he looked up and saw "Lufthansa," allowed France's Jean-Luc Cretier to win his first race … ever.
The fluky, circumstantial, weather-related, one-hit wonderfulness of the Olympics allowed American Bill Johnson to win Sarajevo (1984) and Tommy Moe to win in Lillehammer (1994).
In 2006, out of nowhere, from the impossible 30th start position, France's Antoine Deneriaz won the gold.
Longshots like Sullivan, the American veteran in his fourth Olympics, are trying to be Deneriaz.
"No one knows that name," Sullivan said, "but he's got Olympic gold."
Miller also has to fend off legitimate, hard-core contenders like Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, who won downhill silver ahead of Miller's bronze in 2010.
Svindal on Saturday also dubbed Miller the favorite but, like most Norwegians, he might just be nice.
Switzerland's Carlo Janka will also be in the mix but said the distance between him and Miller is "a whole world."
You know the Austrians will be up all night trying to find a way to foil Miller's destiny.
The Austrians have won a record 105 Olympic Alpine medals and 19 gold, but have not produced the downhill champion since Fritz Strobl in 2002.
The Austrian men were embarrassed four years ago when they failed to medal in Vancouver.
"For us it's forgotten," Hans Pum, sports director for the Austrian Ski Federation, recently told Reuters. "For some press people, not."
The Austrians are without Hannes Reichelt, one of their big guns, who had back surgery after winning Kitzbuehel.
The country will still send four tough challengers to the start gate led by Matthias Mayer, who won Friday's training run.
The stage seems set, though, for something biting and epic.
"This course has teeth everywhere," Miller said.