With the 2010 Winter Olympics being held in Vancouver, Canada there is no doubt that the Ice Hockey event will be the most popular event in this year’s Winter Olympics. Ice Hockey is known as Canada’s pastime, and is extremely popular across North America. This year’s Ice Hockey event is special as it may be the last time that National Hockey League or professional hockey players can participate in the Olympic Games.
Did you know that you can Bet on Winter Olympic events? Online betting sites such as Bet365 allow you to place wagers on Winter Olympic events, including the Ice Hockey event of course. Odds are given for almost all of the Olympic events, with some underdogs listed at a very generous price. Betting on the Olympics can make the games even more exciting than they already are!
Betting on the Ice Hockey event may actually be the event with the best value for betting. Because there are so many Canadian fans betting on the event, the sports betting sites have reflected that in the low odds given to team Canada. Teams such as Russia and Sweden have almost just as good of a shot at winning the event, but have much higher odds. We recommend placing a bet on a team other than the Canadians for good value.
Russia would be our top choice with Super Star players such as Alexander Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk and Evgeni Malkin, not to mention star goaltender Evgeni Nabokov between the pipes. On paper Russia matches up with the Canadians, but the Winter Olympic betting odds do not. Russia is listed at +250, while the Canadians sit at -125. A $100 bet on the Russians would payout $250 in winnings, or a small $10 bet would payout a generous $25 in winnings.
If you really want to go off the board with a Olympic Hockey bet you could place your money on Team USA, which is paying out +800. The US team has gone with youth in this years a Olympic, a trend that is picking up in the NHL. With star players such as Zach Parise, Patrick Kane, Phil Kessel, and goalie Ryan Miller, they are worth a good look as an underdog. A fun $10 bet on the US team would pay out $80 in winnings if they capture the Gold.
Betting on Olympic Hockey can add even more excitement to an already thrilling event. The great thing about betting on the Ice Hockey event is that it runs throughout the Olympics, meaning you can cheer for your team for at least three games! The best place to bet on Hockey in the Olympics is Bet365, so what are you waiting for!