The United States will take on the ROC in women’s ice hockey on Saturday, February 5th. Each team is coming off a 5-2 victory in their first game of the Preliminary Round. For the United States, they were able to handle Finland with ease, but they lost star forward Brianna Decker to a nasty injury that will see her miss the rest of the Beijing Olympics. The ROC secured their first win over Switzerland and Polina Bolgareva had a hat trick.
This matchup will air at 8:10 a.m. ET on USA and air via live stream on NBCOlympics.com and on Peacock. Team USA remains a huge favorite in spite of losing Decker. The puck line is -6.5 and no moneyline odds are available. The US came into the Olympics a -115 favorite to win gold at DraftKings Sportsbook while ROC was fourth with +3500 odds.