World Junior Hockey Championship Odds: Team USA Favored to Captu

Two teams remain at the World Junior Hockey Championships with Sweden and the USA set to battle it out for the right to win gold. Join me as I break down the WJC final odds below.

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Kyle LaRusic • Publishing Editor
Jan 4, 2024 • 21:24 ET • 4 min read
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The 2023 World Junior Championship is now down to two teams with the USA and Sweden fighting it out for a gold medal. 

The hosts Sweden upended the upstart Czechia team in the first semifinal by a score of 6-2, while the Americans erased a 2-0 deficit en route to a 3-2 win over Finland. 

With the World Juniors finals set, check out the full odds below for the 2024 World Junior Championship:

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USA USA -143
Sweden Sweden +110

Odds as of January 4, 2024.

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Team USA (-143) 

After punching their ticket to the semis with a 7-2 thumping of Latvia, Team USA needed to overcome some adversity vs. Finland and boy did they ever. 

The United States trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes before tying it up in the second and scoring a late power-play goal in the third to get the win. 

At this stage in the tournament, style points don't matter, and they are going to be a tough team to beat in the Finals. 

Team Sweden (+110)

Despite falling behind 1-0 after just seven minutes, and heading into the third period tied at two, Sweden flipped the switch and scored three goals in seven minutes to put Czechia away for good.

Next up is a date with destiny as they go in search of their first WJC gold on home ice — and their first since 2012.

Standing in the way, however, is a very strong USA side, which is why you can get the "home team" at a plus-money price. 

Past World Junior Championship winners

Here is a list of the WJC winners of the past decade.

Year Winner
2023 Canada
2022 Canada
2021 USA
2020 Canada
2019 Finland
2018 Canada
2017 USA
2016 Finland
2015 Canada
2014 Finland
2013 USA

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