After rolling past Denmark, Canada should have sufficient momentum heading into a pivotal encounter with Team USA in the IIHF World Hockey Championship in Slovakia on Wednesday.
The Canadians earned a 5-0 win over Denmark on Monday to move into second place in Group A, also can reinforce their chances of finishing atop the group from the rival Americans, who are coming off a 3-1 win over Germany last time outside.
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 should be one of the most competitive games in group play — and the two teams should be lots motivated heading into this one. The Americans would be the underdogs (+100) despite both teams boasting similar championship resumes through six games, with Canada in +22 and the U.S. at +15. And Canada would love nothing more than to avenge a 4-1 loss the last time these countries confronted in the third-place match at last year’s event in Denmark.
Oddsmakers are expecting you for a lower-scoring affair than those teams have become used to in this tournament — which makes sense, given that both clubs transformed the under last time out. But while the number is set 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 teams have produced at least six goals.
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