WJC 2015: Canada vs USA Betting Preview

Canada will face their biggest test so far at the 2015 World Juniors when they play Team USA to decide first place in Group A. The hype is swirling around the matchup between Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, and you can check out odds available for each player in our betting preview of the New Years Eve clash can be seen at 4:00 pm EST on TSN.

Canada are (-225) favourites to beat USA (including OT and shootout) with a game total of 5.5. All odds courtesy of 888sport who are offering exclusive odds for the WJC 2015.

This will be the first major test for Canada, as they have been huge favourites over every team they have played so far. Both teams are already through to the medal round, but the winner will finish first in Group A. The New Years Eve clash between these two teams has become a tradition that Canada has dominated, winning the last 5 NYE games against Team USA. In fact, the Americans haven’t won a preliminary round game against Canada since 1998.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun; it’s a New Year’s Eve tradition now,” Lazar said of playing the United States. “They’ve got a great team over there that we’ve seen throughout the tournament, but we feel we’re up to the task. It’s going to be two good teams going at it and hopefully we can put on a show for these fans.”

The game is being hyped around the matchup of the two most highly touted prospects in hockey; Canada’s Connor McDavid and Team USA’s Jack Eichel. The Bell Centre is expected to be crawling with scouts from NHL teams interested in watching these two players, among others.

Eric Comrie will get the start in net for Canada as they continue with the alternating goalie policy. It seems coach Benoit Groulx still hasn’t decided on his #1 and Comrie has a chance to win the job.

Canada vs USA WJC 2015 Odds

With all eyes on Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, the oddsmakers have Eichel as the the most likely American to score at (+195) odds, while McDavid is (+204). These odds are available exclusively online at 888sport. Canadians who join 888sport will receive up to $88 in free bets.

Canada vs USA WJC 2015 odds