Olympic Hockey Group B Odds
SOCHI, Russia (The Spread) – Group B looks to be a one-team race in the 2014 Olympics. Here is a look at the odds for this group.
Each group features four teams that will play in a round robin series of games. The group winner is assured a bye into the quarterfinals. According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Canada is the clear favorite to win the group, as it has odds of -700 to win. The other odds are Finland (+350), Norway (+5000) and Austria (+10000).
Canada has won the gold medal eight times in hockey, most of any country. The Canadians have claimed gold in two of the last three Olympic games.
Finland placed third in the last Olympics and second in the 2010 games. The country has medaled in four of the last five Olympics but never has won gold.
Norway has not had a lot of success in hockey despite having appeared in 10 previous Olympics. Their best finish was eighth in 1972.
Austria also has struggled in hockey. This will be its first appearance since the 2002 games. The country hasn’t placed better than eighth since 1948.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics begin on Thursday, Feb. 6 and run through Sunday, Feb. 23 in Sochi, Russia. For a look at the odds to win Group B in Men’s Ice Hockey at the event, see blow.
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Odds – Men’s Ice Hockey Group B