The semifinals are set at the Winter Olympics and also the Olympic Athletes of Russia would be the popular at -150 to win gold.
Online sportsbook BetOnline is offering odds on which nation will be on top of the podium with OAR from the guide followed by Canada at +200, the Czech Republic at +750 and Germany at +2500.
Olympic Athletes of Russia
The OAR pummeled Norway 6-1 in the quarterfinals and are a big favorite to receive their very first Olympic hockey medal since winning bronze in 2002. With their abundance of gift like Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk leading the charge, this group will be tough to beat on global ice. They confront the Czech Republic in the semifinals.
Canada squeaked by Finland 1-0 in its very first elimination game also will be psyched to see that they get to play the Germans rather than Sweden. The Canucks will need to lean on goaltender Kevin Poulin vs Germany as newcomer Ben Scrivens is expected to miss the rest of the tournament with an upper-body injury.
The Czech Republic might be a sleeper at +700 to win 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 format. In the event the semifinal game is shut, it may be”Czech mate” to your OAR.
Germany Has an Opportunity to Win A Knee In Olympic Hockey For The First Time Since Winning Bronze In 1976.
The greatest surprise of the entire tourney, Germany is a overwhelming underdog to win it all at +2500. The Germans confront Canada in their semifinal matchup but had the signature triumph of the tournament 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 headed by former NHLer Christian Ehrhoff on the blue line.