Canada vs Sweden Olympic Gold Medal Game Odds

Published on February 21st, 2014 3:46 pm EST

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Canada will be taking on Sweden in the gold medal game of Men's Hockey at the Olympics on Sunday.

Both teams had sweats to get into the gold medal game - Sweden eked out a victory over Finland 2-1, while Canada was able to subdue the high-flying and high-scoring American squad 1-0 to advance.

The Canadians are the defending gold medalists, while Sweden won it all in 2006. Who will come out on top on Sunday?

Sweden is dealing with a number of key injuries (Zetterberg, etc), while Canada is having trouble finding the net. Will it be another low-scoring game on Sunday, or will the Canadian offense finally break out?

Canada has opened as the favourite - here are the current betting odds:

Sweden, 2.50
Canada, 1.55

That is the money line. So, if you were to bet $100 on the Canadian team, you would stand to win a total profit of $55 if they ended up winning the gold medal.

A successful $100 wager on Sweden, on the other hand, would yield a total return on your investment of $150.

Here is the puck line:

Sweden, +1.5, 1.45
Canada, -1.5, 2.80

The totals:

Over 4.5 goals, 1.90
Under 4.5 goals, 1.90

The 3-way betting lines:

Sweden, 0.0, 3.25
Canada, 0.00, 2.00
Tie, 4.10

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Can Canada, led by goaltender Carey Price, win a second straight gold medal in Men's Hockey on Sunday, or will Sweden be able to pull off the upset?

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