The puck drops late Wednesday night for the gold medal game everyone expected. It’s the U.S. women versus Canada in a rematch of their epic 2014 gold medal game, won 3-2 in overtime by Canada. Team Canada goes for the fifth consecutive gold at 10:45 p.m. ET.
Even with Canada’s 2-1 preliminary-round win over the U.S., sportsbooks are list the Americans since the favorites. BetDSI has Team USA at -139, which means that you’d risk $139 to win $100. Canada is a +115 underdog, so you would get $115 for each $100 wagered.
The over-under on targets is 4.5.
Before you bet this must-see matchup, you have to see David Kelly’s recommendation.
A Toronto-born hockey analyst with numerous advanced degrees, Kelly is on a sick 39-10 run on his NHL picks for SportsLine. Now he has turned his focus to Pyeongchang 2018 and published picks for the women’s gold-medal game. Kelly knows Olympic hockey, also: Tuesday he told readers to wager the Czech Republic to remove the U.S. men; Kelly was spot-on.
Kelly knows Canada has had the U.S. girls’s variety, winning the preliminary-round matchup despite being outshot 2-to-1. That marked Canada’s fifth straight win over the Americans.
Kelly also understands this will be an extremely physical game and the U.S. must stay from the penalty box to triumph.
We can tell you Kelly is going Over 4.5 targets, saying the 2-1 score at the first meeting was misleading given the scoring chances, but his stronger choice is on both sides. You can only see it on at SportsLine.