The semifinals are set in Pyeongchang at the Winter Olympics and Russia’s Olympic Athletes would be the popular at -150 to win gold.
Online sportsbook BetOnline is offering odds on which country will be on top of the podium with OAR in 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 very first Olympic hockey medal since winning bronze in 2002. With their abundance of talent like Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk leading the charge, this group will be tough to beat on international ice. They confront the Czech Republic in the semifinals.
Canada squeaked by Finland 1-0 in its very first elimination game and will be psyched to see that they get to play with the Germans instead of Sweden. The Canucks will want 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 might be a sleeper at +700 to acquire gold if they can overcome the OAR. The Czechs were undefeated in group play and have come up big in shootouts, beating the Canadians and Americans because arrangement. In the event the semifinal match is close, it may be”Catholic partner” to your OAR.
Germany Has A Chance To Win A Medal In Olympic Hockey For The First Time Since Winning Bronze In 1976.
The biggest surprise of the whole tourney, Germany is an overwhelming underdog to win everything at +2500. The Germans face Canada in their semifinal matchup but had the signature win of the championship in the quarterfinals if they mad 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 can be led by former NHLer Christian Ehrhoff on the blue line.