The World Junior Championship head to Western Canada this year, with the top U20 hockey players in the world competing for gold over the holiday season in Vancouver and Victoria. Team USA won the bronze last year after entering the tournament as defending champions. They’ve won the Gold 3 times in the past 9 years and have a solid team heading to Canada this year as well.
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 SportsInteraction.com, our top rated betting site for Canadians. I will try to update this section with the odds from Bovada when they are available.
- Canada +101
- USA +301
- Sweden +592
- Finland +697
- Russia +737
- Czech Republic +1600
- Slovakia +5100
- Switzerland +5800
- Denmark +11700
- Kazakhstan +90900
As you can see the Canadians are favorites, but Team USA is right there as well. Sweden, Finland and Russia 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 U20 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 Slovakia:
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 total 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.