Team Canada and Team Europe are the final teams standing at the World Cup of Hockey as they now get set to face off at a best-of-three series to ascertain who will wear the crown until the NHL decides the following tournament will be held.
Canada beat Europe 4-1 when they met in round-robin play, coping Europe its only loss.
The total has gone OVER 6 at just one of Canada and Europe’s 8 respective games.
Canada has scored 4.75 targets per match at the WCH while Europe has scored 2.5 per game.
Canada is coming from a win against the Russians in the semifinals at a match where they outshot their opponents 47-34. The group who has led the game in shots is 8-6 so much in this tournament but if you eliminate the Americans’ information from that metric, it goes to 8-3 — the U.S. outshot their opponents in every match but went 0-3, skewing the information. Canada outshot Europe by 26 if they met of this duty will fall on the shoulders of Jaroslav Halak, assuming he gets the start in net for Europe.
Team Europe has proved pretty much everyone incorrect at this championship so far and has a chance to pay off people who backed them from the start as they had +3300 chances to take gold and were +1000 heading to the semis. As I’ve said all along can win a baseball game . Europe is offering +575 moneyline odds for Sport 1 and with the way Halak has been enjoying, I have trouble not shooting BetOnline up on that.
Canada comes back as the -1000 favorites at the first of three possible matches and, yes, they will win. I really do expect the Europeans to compete, however, and I’d only take Canada -1 or -1.5. The moneyline is offering no worth at all and also the spread in 2.5 is a bit too wide for me. I believe this game ends 3-1 in favour of Team Canada so Europe +2.5 creates a lot of sense to me.