|2014 Men’s Olympic Hockey Odds – United States, Canada Even|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 20 February 2014 15:45|
USA-Canada Olympic Game Odds
SOCHI, RUSSIA (The Spread) – Judging by the odds, oddsmakers currently view the highly anticipated Olympic hockey matchup between the United States and Canada as even.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the U.S. and Canada are both -110 on the money line for Friday’s Olympic hockey matchup at 12:00PM ET. The over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5, although the odds for the over are EVEN and the odds for the under are currently -120.
There are several alternate lines that bettors can use, too. If you want to bet Canada at +1.5 goals, you can, although the odds are -300. That means that for every $300.00 that you wager, you’ll only win $100.00. So that’s the tradeoff for bettors; a better puck line, but a riskier wager. You can also bet the USA +2.5 (-650), Canada at +2.5 (-650), the U.S. at +1 (-240) and the U.S. at +0.5 (-240) in the first period.
The earlier matchup tomorrow features Sweden and Finland at 7:00AM ET. Sweden is -155 money line favorites over Finland, which is currently a +130 money line underdog. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at +4.5 goals with the under carrying odds of -125 and the over featuring +105 odds.
Just like the U.S.-Canada matchup, you can bet several alternate lines for the Sweden-Finland game. Sweden is available at +1.5 (-425), -2.5 (+400) and +2.5 (-1200), while Finland is available at -1.5 (+325), +2.5 (-550), and -2.5 (+750). You can also bet the total at 3.5, 5.5 or 6.5 if you’d like.