Canada vs Sweden Olympic Hockey Odds
Team Canada survived their semifinal matchup with the rival United States on Friday afternoon, and now they'll take on Sweden as the favorites on the Olympic hockey odds at the sportsbooks in the gold medal game on Sunday morning.
Canada edged the United States 1-0 in their semifinal matchup on Friday afternoon thanks to a second-period goal from forward Jamie Benn. Canadian netminder Carey Price held off the previously-potent American attack on Friday, stopping all 31 shots directed his way in the victory. Counterpart Jonathan Quick made 36 saves between the pipes for the United States.
The Canadians remain undefeated on the Olympic hockey betting lines at the Sochi tournament, winning all three of their preliminary round games over Finland, Austria, and Norway and then slipping past Latvia by a 2-1 score in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday.
Also undefeated at the tournament are Sweden, who dispatched Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Latvia in the preliminary round then got past Slovenia 5-0 in the quarterfinals before edging Finland 2-1 for win on the Olympic hockey odds in the semifinals on Friday morning.
Loui Eriksson and Erik Karlsson had the goals for Sweden in the second period in their win over Finland, while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 of 26 shots in the contest. Karlsson is now tied with American forward Phil Kessel for the Olympic tournament scoring lead with eight points in five games.
The Olympic hockey betting lines at Bovada immediately after the conclusion of the semifinal round of the tournament had Canada pegged as the -190 favorite to win the gold medal on Sunday, with Sweden set as the +150 underdog.
The gold medal game is set for 7:00am ET at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi on Sunday morning. The bronze medal game between Finland and the United States will get underway at 10:00am ET at that same venue on Saturday morning.
Head over to Bovada for the opening line and total for both the gold medal game and the bronze medal game, along with a complete list of Olympic hockey betting props for both of the contests.