WJC semifinals: Does Sweden Have the Edge as the Underdog?

The hopefully sold-out Bell Centre in Montreal will host the semifinal clash between Canada and Sweden tonight and despite their body of work which has proved they’re a better team than the Canucks, the Swedes have been pegged as the underdog. Even the Canadians have underwhelmed on many fronts at this tournament but what could cause their premature demise tonight is their shaky goaltending.
Sweden and Canada haven’t played in the medal round at the WJC because 2009.
Canada’s goalies have combined for a .874 SV% and 2.21 GAA that tournament.
Sweden has created 186 shots in the WJC, the most of any team this season.
This is the worst possible matchup for the Canadians, who’ve fought significantly in the defensive end of the ice. Sweden has had the best puck movement of any group in the championship and has been arguably the most constant squad. They have the WJC’s leading scorer at Alexander Nylander and possess the very best six players around the plus-minus leaderboard. One place they’ve been subjected, however, is about the penalty kill. Sweden has been short-handed 18 occasions and has given up five goals. With nine power-play objectives, Canada is the most effective team together with the man advantage.
That said, the Canadians are a boring team to watch five-on-five and could be caught off guard by the speed and talent of these Swedes. The +110 value being offered at online shop BetOnline is hard to ignore for Team Sweden tonight. With a group save percentage of .926, Filip Gustavsson and Felix Sandstrom have been two of the strongest tendies from the tournament and as we have seen, Canada has fought to beat superior goaltending.
The total tonight is secured in at six and you can probably go on and place a good-sized bet on the OVER. Sweden and Canada have combined to score 52 goals through their respective games and it seems like every weakness each team has will be subjected by the other team’s strengths.
If you are thinking about taking Canada, you may want to take them around the -1.5 puckline as one-goal victories have been somewhat of a rarity at this tournament

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