This will be the USA’s final group game, with them currently being 2-1 after recovering from an opening 6-4 loss to Canada with wins over Germany (6-3) and on Sunday against Russia (3-1).
The game against Russia had been deadlocked at 0-0 until late in the second period, when two goals six seconds apart put the USA in control.
Arthur Kaliyev scored twice for the Americans, with their other goal coming from Nicholas Robertson. Spencer Knight impressed in goal with 25 saves.
In what has been a hugely unpredictable group to date, the Czechs will still have one game to play against Canada after facing the USA. They are 1-1 to date, having started with an excellent 4-3 win over Russia, but then fell to a surprise 4-3 loss to Germany on Saturday.
Martin Has, Jan Jenik and Libor Zabransky scored the Czech goals against the Germans, while Lukas Dostal made 21 stops.
USA U20 vs Czech Republic U20 IIHF Betting Lines & Prediction
It’s not been easy making IIHF bet predictions for any results in Group B to date, but the USA seem to be gaining some momentum as the tournament progresses, whereas it’s tempting to believe that the Czechs may have peaked in their opening game.
The host nation should have enough about them to keep this competitive, so our tip is on the Puck Line, where the Czechs +2.5 are on offer at -114 (1.88) with 888Sport.