After rolling Beyond Denmark, Canada should have sufficient momentum heading into a pivotal encounter with Team USA at the IIHF World Hockey Championship in Slovakia on Wednesday.
The Canadians gained a 5-0 win over Denmark on Monday to move into second place in Group A, and may bolster their odds of finishing atop the group from the rival Americans, that are coming off a 3-1 win over Germany last time out.
Canada vs. United States Betting Odds
Moneyline: Canada -125
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2:15 p.m. ET
Steel Arena, Kosice, Slovakia
World Hockey Championship Odds and Betting Analysis This ought to be among the most aggressive games in category play — and the two teams must be plenty moved heading into this one. The Americans are the underdogs (+100) despite both groups boasting similar tournament resumes through six games, with Canada in +22 along with the U.S. in +15. And Canada would love nothing more than to avenge a 4-1 loss the last time these countries faced off in the third-place match at last year’s event in Denmark.
Oddsmakers are expecting this one for a lower-scoring affair than these teams have become used to in this tournament — which makes sense, provided that both clubs transformed the beneath last time outside. But while the amount is put at 5.5, bettors have made their feelings known — moving the over all the way to -182 while the U5.5 is put at +150. Four of the past five meetings between the groups have produced at least six goals.
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