The 2020 World Junior Championship began on December 26th as it has for 43 times previously. The 44th edition of the tournament is in the Czech Republic between the host cities of Ostrava and Třinec. Finland is the defending champions after their win in 2019 over the under-20’s from the United States. Canada as always is a favorite, and the odd on them to win the tournament outright is currently +200, followed by the Russians (+300), Sweden (+400), and the United States (+800). These odds will surely change over the coming days of the round robin and once some teams surprise by either winning or losing. Get your wagers in early, the tournament comes to an end after the Gold Medal game is played January 5th. See all outright odds here: