The Finnish women's hockey team seeks a spot on the podium for the third time in four Winter Games when it takes on Switzerland in the women's hockey bronze-medal game on Wednesday at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Finland has won bronze three previous times, taking the medal in 1998, 2010 and 2018. The Swiss captured their only medal in women's hockey in 2014, when they defeated Sweden for the bronze.
The Finns are 2.5-goal favorites in the latest Finland vs. Switzerland odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total goals scored is 5.5. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 a.m. ET.
Before locking in any Beijing Olympics 2022 picks or predictions, you need to see what SportsLine's Olympics expert, Mike Tierney, has to say. (Head over to SportsLine's 2022 Olympics page for more analysis and updates.)
A national sportswriter whose work appears in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has covered nine Olympic Games in person. For Rio in 2016, Tierney profited big-time. He told readers to bet Over on Team USA's gold medal count (41.5) and Over on Team USA's overall medal count (102.5). The result? 46 golds, 121 medals and two easy cashes.
For the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Tierney hit two of his three predictions: Germany (+200) to win the most gold medals and the United States winning Under 10.5 gold medals (+110). And at last year's Tokyo Games, he correctly predicted the United States would go Over 111.5 total medals (-110).
Now, Tierney has analyzed Wednesday's game from every possible angle and locked in another confident pick. You ABSOLUTELY need to see what it is before locking in any picks of your own.
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Tierney's pick and analysis:
Women's hockey, bronze-medal game
Finland vs. Switzerland (6:30 a.m. ET Wednesday)
Perhaps the betting public assumes Finland is automatic to win the bronze medal in light of its three previous third-place finishes in the tournament. Is it overlooking or discounting the Swiss' 3-2 win over the Finns in the preliminary round? The teams carry identical 2-4 records into this contest. Only a goal in the final minute enabled Finland to avoid being shut out by the United States in the semifinals. The Finns' lack of offensive oomph points to a tight, low-scoring game.
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