Curling Best Bets: 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship

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Curling Best Bets: 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship

Canada will be aiming to claim their first world title since 2017 when the team hits the ice for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship as 3.50 co-favourites on the international curling futures at Sports Interaction. Canada’s women curlers have struggled on the big stage since claiming their last world title four years ago, but remain knotted in a three-way tie atop the odds board with Sweden and defending world and Olympic champions Switzerland.

CanadianBettingSites takes a look at all the odds and trends ahead of the start of the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship, which is scheduled to run from March 19th thru 27th at CN Centre in Prince George, British Columbia. Sports bettors looking to get in on curling action for the first time can check out our guides to the best online sportsbook reviews, like 888 Sports, and online casinos in Canada to learn all they need to know to get the best out of their betting experience.

2022 Women's World Curling Championship OddsSports Interaction
Czech Republic101.00

Canada’s Dominance Waning

Once the dominant power in women’s curling, Canada has plenty of work to restore its tarnished image after turning in dismal results in recent international competitions. The Canadians have struggled on the big stage since, failing to reach the final in their past two appearances at the worlds, and finishing out of the medals in their past two trips to the Winter Olympics, capped by a shocking fifth-place performance in Beijing earlier this year.

However, Kerri Einarson hopes to change the narrative as she returns to the world as Canada’s skip for the second year in a row. The 34-year-old native Selkirk, Manitoba led team Canada to a fifth-place finish in the round-robin at last year’s World Championships, followed by a speedy exit from the knockout stage. However, Einarson’s squad look primed for redemption following their undefeated run to a single straight national title at this year’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Swiss the Team to Beat

The question facing the Canadians is whether they are up to the challenge of deposing the reigning champions from Switzerland, who also sport 3.50 odds on the curling futures. The Swiss have emerged as a force on the international stage, raising the trophy in six of the past nine editions of the Women’s World Championships. However, Switzerland proved beatable in Olympic action, falling short of a berth in the gold medal game in both 2018 and 2022.

Sweden has proven to be a huge obstacle separating Switzerland from world domination in women’s curling. The Swedes handed Switzerland losses in both the round-robin and the bronze medal game in Beijing, and have reached the final in two of the past three editions of the world championships. In addition, Sweden was responsible for Canada’s early exit a year again.

The absence of Russia from this year’s tournament serves to open up the field somewhat. Bounced from the competition as punishment for the recent invasion of Ukraine, the Russians finished as runners-up at the world a year ago. However, with Russia now on the sidelines, Korea has emerged as a strengthened 8.00, just ahead of Scotland, who round out the top of the odds at 10.00

Best Bet: Team Switzerland (3.50)