The World Juniors (under 20) hockey tournament comes to an end tonight, with Canada and Russia facing off for the Gold Medal. Sweden and the host USA team will battle it out for the Bronze medal this afternoon. Game time for the Gold Medal game between Caanda and Russia is set for 7:30 PM EST, and guarantees to be an exciting game.
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Canada and Russia met on Boxing Day, where Canada came out on top by a score of 6-3. Canada then went on to beat the Czech 7-2 and Norway 10-1 before losing to Sweden 6-5 in shootout in the round robin. Canada faced Switzerland in quarters where they came out on top 4-1, and then beat the host USA team 4-1 to advance to the Gold Medal game. After the loss to the Canadians the Russian team suffered another loss to Sweden by a score of 2-0, and then beat the Czech and Norway by 5 and 6 goal margins. In semi-final action the Russian team got their revenge on Sweden beating them 4-3 in shootout.
Canada vs Russia Gold Medal World Juniors Betting Odds:
*I have included American and Decimal odds
Moneyline (to win):
Russia (+472 or 5.72)
vs Canada (-643 or 1.16)
Over 6.5 (-120 or 1.83)
Under 6.5 (+100 or 2.00)
Canada vs Russia World Juniors Prediction:
The Canadian team should come out of tonight’s game with a Gold Medal. Watching the Canada/Russia match up on Boxing Day it was clear which team had the better talent level, as the Canadians went on to win 6-3. Although the Russian team has gained confidence throughout the tournament I don’t think it will be enough to get past Canada. USA was the favorite coming into the World Junior tournament, and the Canadian team dominated the semi-final game from start to finish. It is important to know that Canada is pretty much the “home team” in this tournament, as Buffalo sits on the border of Canada and the semi-final match up against the USA was 75% Canadian fans. Canada is the better team talent wise, and with the energy the fans will provide tonight I can’t see them losing this game.
With all of that said, I wouldn’t place a bet on the Canadians with the odds set how they are. If you are going to bet on Canada try a puck line bet at -1.5 (-195 or 1.51). For beginner hockey bettors, puck line is basically betting against a spread. The -1.5 indicates that Canada would have to win by 2 or more goals for the bet to win.
Final Score Prediction = Canada 5 Russia 2