Final Olympic Wagering Weekend
There are just a couple days left to wager on the Olympics (including Friday's hockey action), and just a handful of remaining opportunities for athletes to pick up a medal. Saturday features the medal round of the men’s curling competition, with Sweden vs. Switzerland in the Bronze Medal Game, and Canada vs. Norway in the Gold Medal Game. Switzerland finished the round robin in third place at 6-3, and they beat Sweden 7-3 in the teams’ first meeting. Sweden, 5-4 in the round robin, sits as a -115 underdog at , with the Swiss as the -125 favorites.
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The Canadians will then try to complete their perfect tournament when they take on Norway for the gold medal. Canada finished atop the round robin standings at 9-0, and they slipped past Norway 7-6 last week. Norway lost just twice in the round robin (7-2), but they’re still a big +275 underdog at for the Gold Medal Game. Kevin Martin’s Canada rink is the big -450 favorite. Other events on the schedule for Saturday include the Men’s Slalom, the second day of competition in the Four-Man Bobsled, and the Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom in snowboard. Canada’s Jasey Jay Anderson and Austria’s Benjamin Karl were listed as the +350 co-favorites for the snowboard event on Saturday, with Andreas Prommegger of Austria just behind those leaders at +450.
Hockey’s Bronze Medal Game will also be played on Saturday night, with the Gold Medal Game in that tournament set for Sunday afternoon. Canada faces underdog Slovakia Friday night after the Finns and Americans do battle in the afternoon. It sets up a potential Canada-USA final which would make fans and bettors happy.