Ice Hockey World Cup – Russia vs Slovenia
In the second game for both squads as part of the preliminary rounds, Team Russia will battle Team Slovenia. This game will take place on Sunday May 1st, 2011 at 16:15 in Bratislavia. This is the ninth game on the schedule for the 2011 World Championships. All games are played in Slovakia.
Russia is coming off a disappointing loss in game 1. Germany downed the Russians 2-0 to send them to 0-1 on the tournament. It was the first win for Germany over Russia in 32 games in the tournament. The Russian goaltender Yevgeni Nabokov was unable to get into a groove from the get-go. The Germans scored a goal just 4:00 into the affair.
Slovenia is also coming into the game after a loss. The Slovenian team lost to Slovakia in front of a tough crowd. One of the highlights for Team Slovenia was goaltender Robert Kritsian recording 42 saves. The problem is, he allowed 45 shots; in the 3-1 loss. Ales Kranjc scored the lone goal for Team Slovenia.
Russia will win this game big. Russia is favored and getting horrible betting odds of -600 to win the game. We like the Russia -3 line that pays out -210. Sure, that does not pay out great, but the best value. Russia will win this game 5-1, so we are betting Russia -3, with the -210 betting line.