Updated December 12, 2023By Chris Boline
What: The 2024 World Men’s Curling Championship
Who: The top four countries favored to win the 2024 World Men’s Curling Championship
When: The 2024 World Men’s Curling Championship will be held on March 30th, 2024, and will conclude on Monday, April 7th, 2024
Where: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Following a sensational World Championship in Ottawa earlier this year, the curling world is getting revved up for the 2024 Men’s World Curling Championships. At the 2023 games, the Scottish men’s team took home the country’s sixth world championship with a standout win over second-place Canada. In that competition, Scotland won the gold medal while Canada took second place, followed by Switzerland and Italy in fourth place. Oddly enough, Sweden, which had won the prior four world championships in the men’s division, did not even make the top four at the tournament. Indeed, this goes to show that perhaps there is a new changing of the guard at the top of the curling standings.
For this report, SBS will be going over what to look for from each squad along with a predicted winner at the 2024 World Championship and more notes about curling wagering.
The No. 1 Contender: Scotland (+250)
As noted above, Scotland won the 2023 World Championship and now finds themselves the favorites to repeat in Switzerland. In the gold medal contest against Canada earlier this year, lead Hammy McMillan Jr. was sensational with a 97% player percentage rate. However, he was outpaced by third Grant Hardie at 98% for skip Bruce Mouat. In fact, Mouat is the reigning Scottish, European, and World men’s champion skip. The Scottish squad was nearly perfect in the title game with a total team percentage of 96% to Canada’s 87%.
ScotlandTo win the 2024 Men’s World Curling Championship
The No. 2 Country: Sweden (+300)
While Sweden fell short this past year in team competition, they still feature some of the best curling athletes in the world. Lead Christoffer Sundgren returns for the squad and he had a sensational 98% outing in the Swedes’ last game of the 203 championships. Skip Niklas Edin is also aiming for a return to prominence after a disappointing showing in this past year’s games. Regardless, this is a squad that features a solid amount of championship pedigree so there is some hope that they can return to glory if they can put it all together and improve on their fifth-place showing in 2023.
SwedenTo win the 2024 Men’s World Curling Championship
The No. 3 Team: Canada (+350)
The runner-ups from the 2023 World Championships, Team Canada features some sensational stars that took home some great honors at the previous championship. This includes skip Brad Gushue and lead Geoff Walker being named to the tournament All-Star team. Moreover, Walker led all leads with a 92.0% player percentage, while Gushue was in first place for skips with a mark of 87.6%. Though they fell to the Scottish squad for first place, there is still an outside chance of the team returning to glory and notching another Canadian curling world title.
CanadaTo win the 2024 Men’s World Curling Championship
Final Contending Squad: Italy (+420)
Our last team spotlight, Italy finished in fourth place at the 2023 championship but could be in line for more in 2024. In the bronze medal game against Switzerland, the Italians were led by lead Mattia Giovanella who finished that game with a 92% player percentage. After that though, the squad fell apart and finished the match with a mark of 75%. They will look to rebound this next year and bounce back from this disappointing final finish after a spectacular tournament.
ItalyTo win the 2024 Men’s World Curling Championship
Prediction: A wide-open competition between the top four to five squads, take Scotland to win here given their dominating recent outings.
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