Free 2018 Winter Olympics Women’s Hockey Finals Pick: USA vs Canada Prediction
The women’s Olympic hockey tournament ends on Wednesday night. Team USA plays against Team Canada once again in the Gold Medal game. USA and Canada have dominated in the women’s part of the tournament so far and it will be an exciting end to a great Olympic run. My picks for tonight is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus.
Canada Women’s Hockey vs. USA Women’s Hockey Predictions
Team USA and Canada met once earlier in the tournament. Canada pulled off a 2-1 victory. Meghan Agosta scored a power play goal to give Canada a 1-0 lead early in second period. Sarah Nurse gave a 2-0 lead for team Canada later in the second period. Twenty-three seconds into the third period Kendall Coyne scored USA’s only goal of the game. Team USA gave a solid performance through the rest of the third period, but they could never score the equalizer.
Canada and USA have been beating teams in almost exactly the same ways. Canada beat Finland by a score of 4-1. USA beat Finland in their first matchup of the tournament by a score of 3-1. Canada dominated the Olympic Athletes from Russia by a final score of 5-0. USA also beat the Olympic Athletes from Russia by a score of 5-0. In the semifinal matchup Canada beat Olympic Athletes from Russia by a score of 5-0 again. USA beat Finland in the semifinal by a score of 5-0.
The close scores between Canada and USA show the similar builds of both teams. They are playing at similar levels and it will show on the ice Wednesday night. I do not expect either team to absolutely dominate. The game could come down to something as simple as a lucky bounce.
Team USA and Canada have found themselves meeting in the Gold Medal game quite frequently over the past Olympics. Canada beat USA in the Gold Medal matches in 2002, 2010 and 2014. USA took Canada down in the Gold Medal game in 1998.
Canada Women’s Hockey (+195) vs. USA Women’s Hockey (+115)
BetOnline has included a draw for this matchup in the case that it is tied after regulation time. If the game is tied there will be an overtime period or shootout to determine the winner. I believe that the draw bet is one to look at. I do not think it is the best bet for this game, but these two teams are very evenly matched, and a shootout could be the best ending for this game.
I believe the best bet for this game is on Canada. Canada has past success against USA in these games. Canada is listed as an underdog, which seems wrong given the fact USA lost to Canada only earlier in the tournament. I believe this matchup will be great to watch and it will be a very close finish. Canada has a better payout rate, which makes them a better pick in my opinion.