World Hockey: Sweden team to beat after upsetting Canada

May 16, 2013 |
The IIHF World Hockey Championships are often overlooked because of NHL and NBA playoffs, but more NHLers are showing up to support their respective countries and action is heating up ahead of semifinal play Saturday in Helsinki, Finland.

Team USA routed Russia 8-3 in Thursday’s quarterfinal round and will play the Swiss Saturday. Sweden also upset tournament favorite Canada, 3-2, in a shootout to advance to the semis and earn a date with the Fins.

Here are the outright odds courtesy of Bet365:

Sweden +140
USA +275
Finland +325
Switzerland +500

Saturday’s game lines:

Finland vs. Sweden (-167, 5.5)
Switzerland vs. USA (-133, 5.5)

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