|2014 World Cup Italy vs. Uruguay Free Pick for Tuesday, June 24|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 24 June 2014 06:00|
Italy vs. Uruguay Free Pick
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Italy and Uruguay have to leave it all on the line today when they meet in the 2014 World Cup. Which team will come out on top?
These two meet in Group D play at Noon ET. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Italy is the slight favorite, as it has odds of +165 to win, while Uruguay has a money line of +170 to prevail. The odds of a draw have been placed at +230, while the over/under total has been set at 2.5 goals.
Both teams come in 1-1 in their two World Cup matches and the winner will reach the knockout stage. Italy is now 45-16-21 overall in the World Cup, scoring 128 goals while allowing 76. Uruguay is now 25-11-10 in World Cup history, scoring a total of 79 goals while allowing 69.
WORLD CUP FREE PICK: This match has everything on the line, so you can expect the best effort from both teams. Uruguay has done some impressive things, but picked up a 2-1 win over England despite coming up short in most key stats. Italy beat England by simply outplaying it. I think Italy will do the same in today’s match with Uruguay. Italy has the talent and failing to reach the knockout stage would be rather embarrassing for this squad. Look for Italy to find a way to get the win.
WORLD CUP FREE PICK: ITALY +165