Odds to Win Olympic Hockey Goal Race

The Russians are coming! And the Russians are scoring! Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin are two of the top betting choices at Bodog as the sportsbook announced odds on who will be the top goal scorer at the Sochi Olympics.

The Olympic hockey odds have the Capitals sniper at 5/1 with Malkin at 11/1. Canadian captain Sidney Crosby, Malkin’s power-play linemate in Pittsburgh, is second at 13/2.

Other Russians on this list include former NHLers Ilya Kovalchuk (New Jersey Devils) at 14/1 and Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators) at 22/1.

There are nine Canadians among the top 20 picks with John Tavares tied with Malkin at 11/1. Chris Kunitz, Jeff Carter, Jonathan Toews, and Martin St. Louis are all currently listed at 20/1.

These lines will change quickly after game action starts Wednesday.

Current lines courtesy of Bodog:

Alex Ovechkin (RUS) 5/1
Sidney Crosby (CAN) 13/2
Evgeni Malkin (RUS) 11/1
John Tavares (CAN) 11/1
Patrick Kane (USA) 11/1
Corey Perry (CAN) 14/1
Ilya Kovalchuk (RUS) 14/1
Rick Nash (CAN) 14/1
Zach Parise (USA) 14/1
Alexander Steen (SWE) 16/1
Daniel Sedin (SWE) 16/1
Joe Pavelski (USA) 18/1
Phil Kessel (USA) 18/1
Chris Kunitz (CAN) 20/1
Henrik Zetterberg (SWE) 20/1
Jeff Carter (CAN) 20/1
Jonathan Toews (CAN) 20/1
Martin St. Louis (CAN) 20/1
Ryan Getzlaf (CAN) 20/1