This game will be a rematch of last year’s gold medal game in Vancouver and the USA will be out to avenge that loss to Kaapo Kakko’s golden goal at the Rogers Arena.
The USA finished second in Group B, having won 4-3 in OT in a thrilling game against the host nation Czech Republic in their last group game on Monday.
Shane Pinto, Arthur Kaliyev and Jack Drury scored the goals in regulation for the USA, with Cole Caufield scoring the winner 3:14 into overtime. Spencer Knight made 26 saves for the USA.
Finland were on the end of a surprise 5-2 loss to Switzerland in their final Group A game on New Year’s Eve, leaving them third in the group.
Anttoni Honka and Joonas Oden scored the goals for Finland, while Justus Annunen made 17 saves in a game in which the Finns led after the first period and outshot the Swiss 38-22 overall.
USA U20 vs Finland U20 Betting Lines & Prediction
In terms of IIHF 2020 betting predictions, the USA come into this game in better shape, but Finland upset the odds on more than one occasion last year.
On the Money Line betting odds, the USA are the favourites at -333 (1.30) with 888Sport, with Finland at +280 (3.80) with Betway Sports. The USA should just edge this, but for our tips we’ll take Finland +1.5 on the Puck Line at +110 (2.10) with 888Sport.