The semifinals are set in Pyeongchang at the Winter Olympics and Russia’s Olympic Athletes would be the gambling favorite at -150 to win gold in men’s hockey.
Online sportsbook BetOnline is offering odds on which nation will be at the top of the podium with OAR from the lead followed by Canada in +200, the Czech Republic at +750 and Germany at +2500.
Olympic Athletes of Russia
The OAR pummeled Norway 6-1 in the quarterfinals and therefore are a big favorite to get their first Olympic hockey medal since winning bronze in 2002. With their abundance of gift like Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk leading the charge, this team will be challenging to beat on global ice. They face the Czech Republic in the semifinals.
Canada squeaked by Finland 1-0 in its first elimination match also will be psyched to find out they get to play with the Germans instead of Sweden. The Canucks will need to lean on goaltender Kevin Poulin vs Germany as starter Ben Scrivens is expected to miss the rest of the tournament having an abysmal injury.
The Czech Republic may be a sleeper at +700 to win gold if they could overcome the OAR. The Czechs were undefeated in group play and have come up big in shootouts, beating the Canadians and Americans because format. In the event the semifinal match is close, it could be”Catholic partner” for the OAR.
Germany Has A Chance To Win A Knee In Olympic Hockey For The Very First Time Since Winning Bronze In 1976.
The greatest surprise of the entire tourney, Germany is a overwhelming underdog to win everything at +2500. The Germans confront Canada in their semifinal matchup however had the signature win of the tournament in the quarterfinals if they upset Sweden 4-3 in overtime.
Germany has a chance to win a medal in Olympic baseball for the first time since winning bronze in 1976 and is led by former NHLer Christian Ehrhoff on the blue line.