Sports handicapper Ian Cameron provides a World Cup Of Hockey report for the games taking place on Wednesday, September 21.
Sweden vs. North America
I've won one and lost one with North America so far in the World Cup of Hockey but they should have a solid chance to get a win here. They have to win to ensure advancing to the semifinals and I like the nice situational edge they have here as they played Monday night while Sweden played Tuesday afternoon so this is a shorter and ultimately tougher turnaround here for the Swedes who are 2-0 and already in the semis so there is much less pressure to win for them in this game.
North America had a bad 10 minute stretch in the 2nd Period of their game against Russia which cost them that game but outside of that, they've played a very strong tournament and gotten great scoring balance from all four lines and a better commitment to details at the defensive end of the ice than many people were expecting prior to the tournament.
This is a relatively reasonable price to back North America to pick up a much-needed win here today which makes it a good betting pick.
Free World Cup of Hockey Pick: North America -120
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