Thursday's World Cup Odds

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(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.

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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.

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