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2022 Olympics Men’s Hockey Schedule, Betting Odds, Format: Russia Favored, Canada, USA Underdogs in Beijing

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2022 Olympic Men’s Hockey Betting Odds

Team Odds
ROC +160
Finland +400
Sweden +500
Canada +700
Czech Republic +900
USA +1600
Switzerland +1800
Germany +2000
Slovakia +5000
Denmark +10000
Latvia +10000
China +70000

Odds as of Jan. 31 and via DraftKings

The 2022 Olympic men’s hockey tournament begins on Wednesday, Feb. 9 when the 12 teams vying for gold in Beijing will begin their quest for glory.

The betting favorite entering the tournament is the Russian Olympic Committee, which checks in at +160 according to odds released by DraftKings. Finland, Sweden, Canada and Czech Republic check in behind at +400, +500, +700 and +900, respectively.

After that top five, there’s a steep odds drop down to Team USA, which checks in at +1600. Every team from USA on down would qualify is a long shot, all the way down to China — which automatically qualified for the tournament as the host country — at an outrageous 700/1 to win gold.

Tournament Format

  • Group A: Canada, USA, Germany, China
  • Group B: ROC, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Denmark
  • Group C: Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, Latvia

Qualification for the tournament was determined by the IIHF world rankings following the 2019 Men’s Ice Hockey World Championships.

The best four teams — the three group winners plus the non-group winner with the best overall record — will advance to the quarterfinals and knockout phase, while the other teams will play qualification playoff games.

Group A Winner Odds

Team Odds
Canada -145
USA +160
Germany +380
China +6500

Group B Winner Odds

Team Odds
ROC -225
Czech Republic +400
Switzerland +450
Denmark +6500

Group C Winner Odds

Team Odds
Finland -125
Sweden +120
Slovakia +1600
Latvia +3500

Schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 9

  • Russian Olympic Committee vs. Switzerland, 3:40 a.m. ET
  • Czech Republic vs. Denmark, 8:10 a.m. ET
  • Sweden vs. Latvia, 11:10 p.m. ET

Thursday, Feb. 10

  • Finland vs. Slovakia, 3:40 a.m. ET
  • United States vs. China, 8:10 a.m. ET
  • Canada vs. Germany, 8:10 a.m. ET
  • Denmark vs. Russian Olympic Committee, 11:10 p.m. ET

Friday, Feb. 11

  • Czech Republic vs. Switzerland, 3:40 a.m. ET
  • Sweden vs. Slovakia, 3:40 a.m. ET
  • Latvia vs. Finland, 8:10 a.m. ET
  • Canada vs. United States, 11:10 p.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 12

  • Germany vs. China, 3:40 a.m. ET
  • Russian Olympic Committee vs. Czech Republic, 8:10 a.m. ET
  • Switzerland vs. Denmark, 8:10 a.m. ET
  • Slovakia vs. Latvia, 11:10 p.m. ET

Sunday, Feb. 13

  • Finland vs. Sweden, 3:40 a.m. ET
  • China vs. Canada, 8:10 a.m. ET
  • United States vs. Germany, 8:10 a.m. ET

Monday, Feb. 14

  • Qualifying Round Game 1, 11:10 p.m. ET
  • Qualifying Round Game 2, 11:10 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Feb. 15

  • Qualifying Round Game 3, 3:40 a.m. ET
  • Qualifying Round Game 4: 8:10 a.m. ET
  • Quarterfinal 1, 11:10 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Feb. 16

  • Quarterfinal 2, Midnight ET
  • Quarterfinal 3, 3:40 a.m. ET
  • Quarterfinal 4, 9:30 a.m. ET

Thursday, Feb. 17

  • Semifinal 1, 11:10 p.m. ET

Friday, Feb. 18

  • Semifinal 2, 8:10 a.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 19

  • Bronze Medal Game, 8:10 a.m. ET
  • Gold Medal Game, 11:10 p.m. ET
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