The 2022 Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies are Friday, although some sports activities, corresponding to curling, started motion already. Followers of males’s hockey, nonetheless, should wait one other week for issues to get going, with preliminary spherical play opening on Wednesday.
Staff USA opens its slate in opposition to China. It rounds out the schedule with video games that ought to be at the very least a bit extra aggressive in opposition to Canada and Germany.
The Individuals are carrying their youngest roster in practically three many years, with the group principally consisting of collegiate gamers and former professionals after the NHL determined to forbid gamers from taking part amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That definitely is factoring in to the expectations, with Staff USA at present listed at 16-to-1 to take dwelling the gold medal at DraftKings Sportsbook.
In the meantime, the Russian Olympic Committee is the favourite at +150, with a 25-player roster that consists of present KHL gamers.
Right here’s a take a look at what’s on faucet for Staff USA, in addition to gold medal odds for each crew within the event.
Staff USA Preliminary Spherical Schedule
Thursday, Feb. 10: USA vs. China (8:10 a.m. ET)
Friday, Feb. 11: Canada vs. USA (11:10 p.m.)
Sunday, Feb. 13: USA vs. Germany (8:10 a.m.)
All USA preliminary spherical video games shall be broadcast on USA Community.
2022 Olympics Males’s Hockey Gold Medal Odds
Czech Republic +900