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 can bolster their chances of completing atop the group against 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 one of the most aggressive games in category play — and both teams must be lots moved heading into this one. The Americans are the underdogs (+100) despite both groups 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 nations 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 accustomed to in this tournament — which makes sense, provided that clubs converted the beneath last time out. But while the amount is put in 5.5, bettors have made their feelings known — transferring the over all the way to -182 while the U5.5 is set at +150. Four of the last five meetings between the teams have produced at least six goals.
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