|2014 Olympics Ice Hockey Odds: Will T.J. Oshie score first for USA vs. Slovenia?|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 15 February 2014 16:29|
T.J. Oshie USA Olympic Odds
SOCHI, RUSSIA (The Spread) - After his brilliant performance versus Russia, will T.J. Oshie score the first goal for the U.S. when they take on Slovenia on Sunday?
Oshie was incredible in the shootout versus Russia, scoring all four goals for the United States. He wound up taking six of the United State's eight shots in the shootout and the last five because under Olympic rules, shooters can repeat following the first round. It was an unbelievable individual performance by the St. Louis Blue, who beat Russian goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on a variety of moves.
The U.S. will now play Slovenia on Sunday morning and according to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oshie's odds have scoring the first goal of the game are 14/1. His teammate Phil Kessel is the favorite to score first at 6/1 odds, while Patrick Kane is 13/2 and Joe Pavelski, who netted the second goal versus Russia, is 15/2.
Who will record more points in the game versus Slovenia, Oshie or teammate Ryan Callahan? Oshie is the current favorite at +150 on the money line, while Callahan is +250. If the two wind up with the same amount of points, you can bet on them drawing at +115.
The 27-year-old Oshie was the 24th overall selection by the Blues in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Through 57 games this season, he's racked up 14 goals, 32 assists and 46 points for the first-place Blues, who are currently favored to win the 2014 Stanley Cup at 11/2 odds.