Germany vs USA Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for 2023 IIHF World Championship Game (Trust Alex Tuch to Keep Scoring)

Germany vs USA prediction, odds and betting insights for 2023 IIHF World Championship game.
Germany vs USA prediction, odds and betting insights for 2023 IIHF World Championship game. / AP Photos/Pavel Golovkin

The 2023 IIHF World Championship continues on Monday, May 15, with a Group A matchup between Germany and USA.

Germany vs USA Game Info

  • Date: Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Time: 9:20 a.m. ET
  • Venue: Nokia Arena -- Tampere, Finland

It's been completely opposite starts for Germany and USA at the 2023 IIHF World Championship. Germany has fallen in both of their first two group stage contests, losing to Sweden and Finland. Meanwhile, USA has stayed perfect in group play with dominant victories over Finland and Hungary.

Germany vs USA Odds & Spread

USA enters this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This group stage clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the under favored at -118 odds.

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Germany vs USA Betting Trends

  • Germany is 0-2-0 in the 2023 IIHF World Championship group stage.
  • USA is 2-0-0 in the 2023 IIHF World Championship group stage.
  • Germany reached the quarterfinals round of the 2022 IIHF World Championship.
  • USA reached the semifinals round of the 2022 IIHF World Championship.
  • USA is 4-0 straight up in its last four head-to-head matchups against Germany.

Germany vs USA Prediction & Pick

The concerning part of Germany's poor start is that is does not boil down to just one thing. They lost a defensive battle to Sweden by a score of 1-0 and then lost a high-scoring game against Finland by a score of 4-3. The Germans have yet to break through with a solid outing on both ends of the ice.

On the other side, USA has won by scores of 4-1 and 7-1 so far. The offense has looked respectable behind the efforts of players like Alex Tuch (3 goals) and Cutter Gauthier (2 goals). The goaltending has also been spectacular as Desmith Casey has posted a save percentage of .958 in two games.

I'll back USA to keep it rolling against a Germany squad that isn't excelling under the bright lights.

Final Score Prediction: Germany: 2 | USA: 4

Germany vs USA Best Bet

As mentioned above, the USA offense has been led by 27-year-old Alex Tuch. He has scored at least 1 goal in each of the first two games and currently ranks first in the IIHF field with 12 shots. Relying on him has worked out well so far, meaning it would be surprising to see the USA coaching staff change the strategy now. Back the Buffalo Sabres standout to stay at the front of a great offense on Monday.

Bet: Alex Tuch Any Time Goal Scorer (+100)

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