The 2022 Olympic Men’s Hockey Tournament is coming to a close! The Gold Medal Game is the only thing remaining in this year’s Olympic Men’s Hockey Tournament. It’s ROC vs. Finland for gold.
Both of these teams have had very good Olympic showings so far and are both deserving of a medal. Finland is undefeated while ROC has suffered one loss in a shootout. The only question is who will get gold and who will leave with bronze? Here’s everything you need to know for ROC vs. Finland in the Gold Medal Game, including how to watch, betting odds, picks, and predictions!
Olympic Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game – ROC vs. Finland
Olympic Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game – ROC vs. Finland: How to Watch
Date: Saturday, February 19th
Time: 11:10 p.m. EST (12:10 p.m. local time on Sunday)
TV: USA Network
Live Stream: NBCOlympics.com, PeacockTV
Olympic Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game – ROC vs. Finland: Betting Odds
Moneyline: ROC +100, Finland -120
Spread: ROC +1.5 (-335), Finland -1.5 (+260)
Total: Over 4.5 (-120), Under 4.5 (+100)
Olympic Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game – ROC vs. Finland: Picks
The Finns have yet to lose in these Olympic Games and I see them finishing out their undefeated run with a gold medal around their necks.
Finland has tightened up defensively recently and has been one of the best defensive teams in the Olympics. They’ve allowed just seven goals in five games, including one goal in the last two games. In fact, three of the seven goals they allowed were to one team (Sweden). In their other four games, they’ve outscored the opposition 16-4, including a 2-0 win against Bronze Medal winner Slovakia in the semifinals.
It’s not going to be easy, though. ROC is a tough squad that also plays defensively. The Russians have allowed one goal or fewer in four of their five games, including a 2-1 shootout win against Sweden last game. Their lone loss was 6-5 in overtime to the Czech Republic.
Olympic Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game – ROC vs. Finland: Predictions
Finland -1.5 (+260)
I like Finland to get the job done and I don’t mind the +260 odds on the puck line. They were able to get an empty-netter against Slovakia last game and ROC may be even more desperate if trailing late in the game.
Olympic Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game – ROC vs. Finland: Best Bets
Under 4.5 (-120)
My best bet for this game, however, is the Under 4.5 (-120). This is going to be a low-scoring game; no question about it. Besides the 11-goal outlier for ROC, there were 1, 2, 4, and 3 goals in their other four games. For Finland, while they were able to score some goals against inferior opponents, they allowed 2, 1, 3, 1, 0 in their five games.
I love the Under 4.5 and for a #DegensOnly play let’s go with a 0-0 correct score in regulation at +2200. A 22-to-1 shot that these two defense-first teams don’t give an inch in regulation? Yeah, I’ll take that.
Alternatively, both team totals under 1.5 pay pretty nicely. Finland Under 1.5 (+170) or Under 1.5 regulation (+145) are good looks, as are ROC Under 1.5 (+155) and Under 1.5 regulation (+125).