Canada vs Latvia Olympics Men's Hockey Quarter-Final Odds

Published on February 19th, 2014 4:53 am EST

Canada will be squaring off against Latvia later today in Men's Hockey Quarter-Final action at the Olympics.

The team from Canada, which includes superstars such as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Ryan Getzlaf, is looking to repeat as Olympic gold medalists.

The team from Latvia, on the other hand, is looking to continue their improbable run after topping Switzerland yesterday for their first win in 12 years. Wednesday will mark the first time that Latvia has ever advanced to the quarter-finals.

While Canada is stocked with top NHL talent from top to bottom, Latvia has just one current NHLer on their team (Buffalo's Zemgus Girgensons). Latvia will need an unbelievable effort from goaltender Edgars Masalskis to have a chance of even staying close on Wednesday.

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Let's take a look at the odds for Wednesday's game between Latvia and Canada.

Here is the money line:

Canada, 1.02
Latvia, 18.00

So, according to these odds, a successful $100 wager on Canada would yield a total profit of $2, while a successful $100 bet on Latvia would return a total of $1,700 in profit.

The puck line:

Canada, -3.5, 1.67
Latvia, +3.5, 2.20

So, if you decided to take Canada -3.5, the Canadian squad would need to win by 4 goals or more for you to win your bet.

The total for the game is set at 5.5 goals:

Over 5.5 goals, 1.52
Under 5.5 goals, 2.50

Which team will score first?

Canada, 1.25
Latvia, 4.00

What will be the highest scoring period?

1st period, 3.10
2nd period, 2.50
3rd period, 2.60

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Latvia has literally zero pressure on them in this match-up, as they are already overjoyed to have even made it this far. The Canadians, on the other hand, have been accused of under-performing so far in the Olympics and will be looking for a big game on Wednesday, especially from players such as Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews.

Canada is notorious for starting slow but finishing strong - how will this perform on Wednesday?

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