Canada heavy favourites vs. Slovakia

By ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

WHISTLER, B.C. - They have gone from the underachieving home team to heavy favourites.

The betting line on Friday night's Canada-Slovakia Olympic men's hockey semifinal is heavily tilted in favour of the men wearing the maple leaf.

After their impressive thrashing of the Russians the other night, Team Canada is favoured by 2 1/2 goals in tonight's game, according to posted odds by online bookmaker bet365.com. In today's other semifinal, the U.S. is a half-goal favourite over Finland.

Canada is also favoured to win gold at odds of -240 — meaning a bettor would need to put up $240 to win $100. The U.S. is the second choice at +370 meaning a $100 wager returns a profit of $370.


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