The World Junior Championship heads to Europe this year, with the top U20 hockey players in the world competing for gold over the holiday season in the Czech Republic. Team USA won the silver last year, losing a tight game to Finland in the finals. Team USA has won the Gold 3 times in the past decade and they are one of the favorites once again this year.
On this page I will break down how to bet on this years World Junior tournament if you live in the United States (Canadians check out this how to bet on the World Juniors in Canada article).
World Junior Championship Winner Odds
Before I provide the 3 step guide to betting on this years World Juniors, let’s take a look at the current odds to win the tournament. These odds are taken from Bovada.lv, our top rated betting site for Americans.
- Canada +220
- USA +350
- Russia +475
- Sweden +625
- Finland +700
- Czech Republic +1200
- Slovakia +6600
- Switzerland +6600
- Germany +10000
- Kazakhstan +10000
As you can see the Canadians are favorites, but Team USA is right there as well. Russia, Sweden and Finland also look to have a decent shot at the gold, but it would be quite the surprise if it wasn’t one of those five nations.
How To Bet On The World Juniors in the USA
Follow this straight forward 3 step guide to get your bets placed on this years World Junior Championship if you live in the United States.
Step 1. Open a Bovada.lv Account
First you need to open an online betting account. Bovada is our top rated betting site for American bettors. They only accept players from the USA and this allows them to fully focus their sportsbook, banking options and customer support to best cater to American residents.
Bovada is currently offering a 50% matching bonus up to $250 on first deposits to new sign ups.
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Step 2. Deposit
Bovada accepts Visa, MasterCard and bitcoin deposits.
As I outlined above, Bovada will match 50% of your deposit as a bonus up to $250.
You are able to withdraw via check, bank wire or bitcoin whenever you with to cash out.
Step 3. Place Your World Juniors Bets
Now you’re ready to place your bets on the tournament!
Click on ‘Sports’ from the top navigation bar and select ‘Hockey’ from the sports menu bar. Find the IIHF World Championships in the drop down menu beside ‘Game Lines’. Here’s a screenshot to show you where to click:
This will bring up all of the upcoming World Junior Championship games. Here’s a screenshot of the odds leading into the USA’s opening game against Canada:
You will notice that the spread betting is the most interesting in these type of games where one team is a massive favorite. That said, Bovada has spread, money line and over/under bet offerings for each game in the tournament, as well as some other prop bets. Check out our hockey betting page for more information on each of the hockey betting types.
I think that’s it. Ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv.