Ice Hockey USA vs. Canada winter Olympics 2010

WinterOlympics2010-logoThe dream final is here when USA take on Canada today at 12:15 PM PST in the Men’s Ice Hockey Final in Vancouver. Canada will be going for their 9th Gold medal today and a rematch after the painful defeat against USA in the preliminary round, while the beforehand underdogs from the U.S. will be going for their 4th Gold Medal and another chance to beat Canada on their home turf. USA has been crushing all opponents throughout the Olympics 2010, winning all games so far and showing great ice hockey along the way.

Good results

They have done well shooting and attacking their opponent’s goal every time they crossed the blue line and has been very effective in front of goal picking up any loose puck from the goalkeeper. Winning 6-1 against Finland they are looking very strong going into final. On the other hand, Canada got off to a rough start in the preliminary round winning 3-2 in overtime against Switzerland and loosing to the rivals from USA. Although they looked shaky at this stage, they showed during the play off why they are the favorites for the Gold Medal with secure victories against strong ice hockey nations like Russia and Slovakia.

Betting on this match is quite tough though as the two teams look pretty evenly matched in strength going into the final with a slight edge for Canada. The Canadian team is the overwhelming bookie favorite at the moment, but this is mainly due to the home field advantage and doesn’t really reflect actual strength between the two sides. Betting for USA to win at seems like a solid betting option as you currently can get odds 2.75 for the win. This seems a bit too high as USA is likely to win more than 36-37% of the time with their current form and their recent win against Canada.


Betting suggestion

We suggest backing USA in this match as it will be much closer than the odds predict. Make sure to make your bet before the odds drops to get the maximum value.

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