The group stage of the Men’s Olympic Hockey League is over, which means it’s time to move on to the finals.
The USA, ROC and Finland all won in their groups, and Sweden finished as the top non-group winners, meaning those four countries had automatic BYE into the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, the remaining nations will face off in a qualifying playoff.
One of those four matches was the match between the Czech Republic and Switzerland. This will be a rematch of a group stage match. The Czech Republic knocked out Switzerland, narrowly beating them 2-1 on aggregate in extra time. The Czech Republic also beat ROC in extra time, but no wins by regulation sent them down to third place in the group. Switzerland’s extra-time loss to the Czech Republic became their only point in the group stage.
Let’s take a look at odds via WynnBET for the rematch. Puck drop is set or 3:40am et.
I think the first result between these two teams turned the odds in favor of the Czech Republic more than they should. Sure, two wins in extra time including one of the ROC favorites is impressive, but Switzerland also drew with every team they’ve played, only to lose to ROC 1-0 in the open. group stage.
Overall, these two teams are even, so if you are going to bet on a weaker team in the play-off qualifiers, Switzerland is your best bet.
Select: Switzerland +125
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