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Online oddsmaker makes Canada 2/1 favorite to beat Sweden

Feb 21, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

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With just two days until the gold medal game between Canada and Sweden and only hours until the bronze medal game, that doesn’t leave much time for wondering what the odds are in each game.

Online oddsmaker Bovada.lv has come through and, for entertainment’s sake, they’ve got the North American teams looking good to win against their Scandinavian opponents.

Bovada lists Canada as a 2/1 favorite to win gold against Sweden. The odds on the Swedes winning are a bit longer at 33/20.

Both teams head into the game on Sunday (7 a.m. ET Sunday on NBC) undefeated and both teams are coming off one-goal wins against rivals. Team Canada defeated Team USA 1-0 while Sweden beat Finland 2-1.

In the bronze medal game, Bovada lists Team USA as a 19/10 favorite, virtually 2/1, to beat Finland. The Finns, meanwhile, are 8/5 to beat the United States. Those two face off Saturday (10 a.m. ET on NBCSN) for the third-place hardware.

If betting on a team isn’t your thing, the over/under on number of total goals scored in each games is 4.5. With how goaltending has been all tournament, good luck betting the over.

  1. ddaveyy - Feb 21, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    I may be stupid, but I thought 33/20 would be better odds than 2/1…(same with the USA-Finland game)

    Dave

    • stakex - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:21 AM

      Despite all the down votes, you are actually right….

      This story contains a typo, as the actual odds for Canada are 1/2 according to Bovada.lv, NOT 2/1 as written here. Apparently no one around here understands betting odds, because 33/20 (which is 1.65/1) is obviously better odds than 2/1.

  2. blomfeld - Feb 21, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    BOVADA = ‘UNINFORMED’ VERMIN !

    These ‘filthy’ pigs at Bovada (formerly known as Bodog) know absolutely ‘nothing’ about hockey and therefore they should just ‘zip’ their rat lips right now and stick to trash like MMA & UFC betting !

    Friends, the bottom line is that Canada has yet to break out in terms of offense, while the Swedes have turned ‘adversity’ on it’s own head. And therefore it’s anyone’s guess as to who will prevail on Sunday ? As a Canadian man who retains a life-long Swedish ‘work & residency’ permit and is fluent in both languages, I again find myself ‘conflicted” with emotions here ? … much like I did this morning when Quick & America faced off against my own country ? Nonetheless, I believe that the ‘best’ team will carry the day and that such team will be ‘completely’ deserving of their victory !

    OH CANADA ?

    HEJA SVERIGE ?

    • sunderlanding - Feb 21, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      You’re over-using quotations! Not to mention there is no need for a space before a question mark. All this randomness does not add to the ‘drama’ of your post … or is it an attempt to seem more ‘intellectual’ ? As a former ‘pretentious’ poster I see no need to ‘clutter’ up the page with your rhetoric !

      • blomfeld - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:44 AM

        *** somewhere in the Ardennes Forest ***

        Blomfeld: Tiger One to Tiger Two, over ?

        Tiger Two: Yes comrade, Tiger Two here ?

        Blomfeld: Tiger Two, blow that piece of junk off the bridge !

        Tiger Two: Consider it done comrade ! :)

  3. muckleflugga - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    ‘the’ … ‘blommer’ … ‘rocks’ …

    mine ‘friendt’

    • blomfeld - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:37 AM

      and so does comrade Flugga !!! :)

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