The World Junior Championship will be held in a bubble environment this year, with the top U20 hockey players in the world competing for gold over the holiday season in Edmonton, Canada. Team USA won the silver last year, losing a tight game to Finland in the finals. Team USA lost in the quarterfinals in last years tournament, but they have won the Gold 3 times in the past eleven years and considered a contender 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 (odds are from December 21st).
- Canada +105
- Russia +375
- USA +425
- Sweden +800
- Finland +1400
- Czech Republic +3300
- Switzerland +8000
- Germany +15000
- Slovakia +15000
- Austria +50000
As you can see the Canadians are favorites, but Team USA is right there as a top three contender along with Russia. Sweden and Finland are the other two teams who have an outside shot at winning the gold, but it would be a surprise if the winner 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.
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 screenshot is from last year, I will update with a current screenshot closer to the tournament):
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 (this is last years screenshot – I will update when lines are available for this year):
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.