The United States men’s national ice hockey team is a storied team in hockey. They are most known for the “Miracle on Ice” at the 1980 Winter Olympics when they upset the powerhouse Soviet Union team on the way to a gold medal. This was their second and last gold medal though they came close in the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics where they lost to Canada both times. Team USA also won the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996 and remains among the very best men’s ice hockey nations year after year.
USA Hockey Betting Lines Today
Here is the most recent game for Team USA. This widget updates the score and gives you the betting odds and start time. Check other games with the arrows on the sides.
USA Schedule And Games Result
This is a big picture view of how Team USA is doing. You can view both their World Cup of Hockey and Olympics results. Green highlights indicate a win while red signifies a loss.
USA Hockey Standings
These are the group stage standings. Check how competitive Team USA is by gauging their “GF” (goals for) and “GA” (goals against). The top two teams from each group advance.
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Betting On The USA Hockey Team
The simplest way to get some Team USA action is by playing them on the money line. You bet on Team USA straight. The price for the team shows as either a minus to indicate they’re a favorite or a plus to show they’re an underdog. A number like -170 means a bet of $170 returns $100 while +135 means a return of $135 comes from a $100 bet. Minus shows how much you need to bet and plus shows how much you win on a standard $100 bet.
Team USA created controversy when they left prolific goal-scorer off the team. They still have a team capable of piling up points while mixing it up. USA may not be as prolific as Canada or Russia but they will manage especially when Patrick Kane is among them. The multiple-time Stanley Cup champion became the first American to win the Art Ross trophy as the league’s leading scorer and he hasn’t even peaked yet.
What Team USA lacks in scoring punch among their forwards they almost make up for with their defensemen. Led by Ryan Suter, Team USA’s defensemen are aggressive and generate a lot of individual scoring chances but sometimes at the expense of actual defense. They will have to rely heavily on their goalies, Ben Bishop and former playoff MVP, Jonathan Quick to pick up on their defensive mistakes.
Offered in some bookmakers is a bet for a team to win the tournament. This is called “Futures”. Most teams will have plus prices due to the unpredictable long-term nature of the bet. Team USA will likely be a top-four favorite to win but may still reward a big payout. Check with your local sportsbooks to see if you can avail of this type of bet.