Thursday's World Cup Odds
(The Spread) – The 2014 World Cup kicks off today with the host country playing in the first game. Here is a breakdown of the lone game on today’s schedule.
The lone contest taking place today has Brazil facing Croatia at 4PM ET. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Brazil is the clear favorite to win, as it has odds of -375 to prevail, while Croatia has a money line of +1000 to win. A draw has been given odds of +475 to take place.
Brazil comes into this event as the favorite for many reasons. First, it is the host country of the event, which means the team will have a massive home-field edge in each game. Second, Brazil has the most wins and goals as a country in World Cup history, outscoring opponents by 122 goals over World Cup history.
Croatia has a 6-2-5 overall record in the World Cup. It failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup and failed to win a match in the 2006 games.