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February 27, 2010 at 1:45 PM

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Oddsmakers favor Canada tomorrow

Posted by Bob Condotta

Tomorrow's USA-Canada gold medal hockey game is just about the Super Bowl of the sport, which means that like the Super Bowl, there are all kinds of betting options available.

Bodog.com lists a few, including making Canada a one-goal favorite, and putting an over-under of total goals scored at 5.5.

Here are a few others:

Team to score first in the game
Canada -155
USA +125

Time of 1st Score
Over 9 ½ minutes Even
Under 9 ½ minutes -130

First Period Line
Canada -165
USA +135

First Period Goals
Over 1.5 -110
Under 1.5 -120

First to 3 Goals
Canada 4/5
USA 12/5
Neither 15/4

Canada Total Team Goals
Over 3 Goals -130
Under 3 Goals Even

USA Total Team Goals
Over 2.5 Goals Even
Under 2.5 Goals -130

Margin of Victory
Canada by 1 Goal 9/2
Canada by 2 Goals 5/1
Canada by 3 Goals 6/1
Canada by 4 Goals 10/1
Canada by 5 or more Goals 12/1
USA by 1 Goal 11/2
USA by 2 Goals 8/1
USA by 3 Goals 15/1
USA by 4 Goals 30/1
USA by 5 or more Goals 50/1
Draw 7/2

Player to Score First Goal in the Game
Patrick Marleau (Canada) 10/1
Jarome Iginla (Canada) 12/1
Pat Kane (USA) 12/1
Zach Parise (USA) 12/1
Corey Perry (Canada) 14/1
Dany Heatley (Canada) 14/1
Rick Nash (Canada) 14/1
Ryan Malone (USA) 14/1
Sidney Crosby (Canada) 14/1
Eric Staal (Canada) 16/1
Ryan Getzlaf (Canada) 16/1
Ryan Kesler (USA) 16/1
Chris Drury (USA) 18/1
Jamie Langenbrunner (USA) 18/1
Joe Thornton (Canada) 18/1
Mike Richards (Canada) 18/1
Paul Stastny (USA) 18/1
Phil Kessel (USA) 18/1
Scott Niedermayer (Canada) 18/1
Shea Webber (Canada) 18/1
Bobby Ryan (USA) 20/1
Brendan Morrow (Canada) 20/1
Brian Rafalski (USA) 22/1
Dan Boyle (Canada) 22/1
Ryan Suter (USA) 28/1
Duncan Keith (Canada) 33/1
Jack Johnson (USA) 33/1
Any Other Player 11/1

Who will score more points?
Jonathan Toews (CAN) -135
Pat Kane (USA) +105
Corey Perry (Canada) -170
Bobby Ryan (USA) +140
Sidney Crosby (Canada) -130
Zach Parise (USA) Even
Jarome Iginla (Canada) -130
Ryan Malone (USA) Even
Shea Webber (Canada) -140
Ryan Suter (USA) +110
Patrick Marleau (Canada) -200
Paul Stastny (USA) +160
Rick Nash (Canada) -190
Phil Kessel (USA) +155


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