Bet on Canada vs USA Sochi Olympic Hockey Semifinal

bet on canada vs usa sochi 2014 olympics

Team Canada are one game away from playing for a gold medal, but first they will be facing a red-hot American team in the Sochi 2014 hockey semifinal. If the betting odds are any indicator, then Canadian fans will be in for another nail-biter, just after we were on the edge of our seats watching the quarterfinal game against Lativa…

The odds makers have this game as a veritable coin flip with sites like Bodog listing both teams at (-110) odds with OT included. The total goals is 5.5 and the odds for the game to go into overtime are (+320).

What is most worrying about this game is that Team Canada are coming off a 2-1 squeaker as 4 goal favourites against Latvia in which the entire nation collectively held their breath until the go-ahead goal was scored late in the 3rd.  While Team USA has been lighting the lamp having scored 20 goals so far in Sochi 2014, for an average of 5 per game.

The pressure will definitely be on Team Canada captain Sidney Crosby who has been held scoreless throughout these entire Olympic games. This can be contrasted with the torrid play of Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel who has scored 6 goals for Team USA in 4 games, including a hat trick against Slovenia.

As if Canada was not having enough scoring woes already, it is confirmed that John Tavares will miss the rest of the Sochi 2014 games (and the NHL season) with the injury he suffered against Lativa.  One can only hope that Team Canada has been like a sleeping giant and that role players like Sidney Crosby will respond to the pressure.