Slovakia vs Canada Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for 2023 IIHF World Championship Game (Canada's Offense Stays Hot)
By Larry Rupp
The 2023 IIHF World Championship continues on Monday, May 15, with a Group B matchup between Slovakia and Canada.
Slovakia vs Canada Game Info
- Date: Monday, May 15, 2023
- Time: 9:20 a.m. ET
- Venue: Arena Riga -- Riga, Latvia
It's a battle of powerhouse squads on Monday as Slovakia and Canada clash in 2023 IIHF World Championship group play. Canada is undefeated in Group B so far, emerging victorious over both Latvia and Slovenia. Meanwhile, Slovakia defeated Latvia, but dropped a game to the Czech Republic.
Slovakia v Canada Odds & Spread
- All IIHF World Championship betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: SVK: (+390) | CAN: (-550)
- Spread: SVK: +2.5 (-140) | CAN: -2.5 (+114)
- Total: 5.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Canada enters this contest as a substantial favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This group stage clash also features an over/under of 45.5 goals with each side available at -110 odds.
Slovakia vs Canada Betting Trends
- Slovakia is 1-1-0 in the 2023 IIHF World Championship group stage.
- Canada is 2-0-0 in the 2023 IIHF World Championship group stage.
- Slovakia reached the quarterfinals round of the 2022 IIHF World Championship.
- Canada finished as the runner-up at the 2023 IIHF World Championship.
- Canada is 2-1 straight up in its last three head-to-head matchups against Slovakia.
Slovakia vs Canada Prediction & Pick
Canada has hardly broken a sweat in group play so far as it has won both of its contests by a margin of at least 3 goals. Offensive depth has been on full display for the Canadians as six different players scored a goal against Latvia, while five different players found the back of the net against Slovenia.
Slovakia bounced back from a tough opening loss with a 2-1 win over Latvia, but it was still pushed to the brink by an inferior team. It has scored only 4 goals across two contests so far and solely relying on goaltending prowess is not going to work against a dominant offensive team like the Canadians.
Give me Canada to remain undefeated and show why they are among the favorites to capture a title.
Final Score Prediction: Slovakia: 2 | Canada: 4
Slovakia vs Canada Best Bet
Canada has yet to show a reason why bettors shouldn't keep trusting its offense. The Canadians have scored at least 5 goals in both of their group stage contests and have now tallied at least 4 goals in seven of their last 10 international games. Slovakia's defense has looked stellar, but keep in mind it had allowed 4 goals in three of its last four games prior to the start of the IIHF World Championship.
Bet: Canada Over 3.5 Goals (-150)
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