Curling Picks: Team Canada Favored to win 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

  • What: 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
  • Date: February 17 – 26, 2023
  • Location: Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia
  • How to Watch: CurlingTV

The 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts got underway on February 17 at Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia. The event wraps up on February 26 with the winning team going on to represent Canada at the 2023 World Women’s Curling Championship, which takes place between March 18 and March 26, 2023, at Goransson Arena in Sandviken, Sweden.

Team Canada won the 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, beating Northern Ontario 9-6 in the Final. That team was made up of Kerri Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris. The Canadian team took third place in the 2022 Women’s World Curling Championship. Switzerland won that event, which took place at the CN Centre in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. South Korea was the runner-up.

Before we look at the odds, picks and predictions to win the 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, check out our picks for the 2023 Women’s World Curling Championship and while you’re at it, take a look at the best sports betting apps and mobile options. 

2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts picks

To Win 2023 ScottiesBovada
Team Canada+135
Team Ontario+210
Wild Card 1 (Lawes)+550
Team Manitoba+750
Wild Card 2 (Scheidegger)+1000
Team Nova Scotia+1800
Team Northern Ontario+2000
Team New Brunswick+2500
Team British Columbia+2800
Team Alberta+4500
Wild Card 3 (Ackland)+6600
Team Northwest Territories+8000
team Saskatchewan+8000
Team Prince Edwards Island+15000
Team Quebec+17500
Team Newfoundland and Labrador+50000
Team Nunavut+75000
Team Yukon+75000

Team Canada

The defending champions, Team Canada, are back in full for the 2023 version of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The Kerri Einarson led team has won this event for the past three years and they are the favorites to make it four in a row this year.

In January this team finished as the runner-up to the Japanese team led by Satsuki Fujisawa at the 2023 Women’s Canadian Open curling event.

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Team Ontario

Rachel Homan leads Team Ontario. Also on the team are Tracy Fleury, Emma Miskew and Sarah Wilkes. If there is a team that could beat the defending champions in the field of the 2023 Scotties Tournament of Champions, it is Team Ontario.

Team Homan represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics after their win at the 2017 Roar of the Rings event in Ontario. The team also won the 2017 World Women’s Curling Championship.

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Team Manitoba

Jennifer Jones leads Team Manitoba. The other members of the squad are Karlee Burgess, Mackenzie Zacharias and Emily Zacharias. Jones has a long history of winning at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, claiming the title in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2018. Jones was also the skip for the 2014 women’s curling team for Canada at the Winter Olympics. That team took home the gold medal that year.

Team Manitoba has a good mix of youth and experience and they should be in the mix throughout the event.

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Best bet to win the 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

With the number of wins they have in this event and the experience they have playing together, the Kerri Einarson led Team Canada will be hard to beat.

Pick: Team Canada to win the 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

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