Belgium vs. United States Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – The United States looks to make its first World Cup quarterfinals appearance since 2002 when it faces Belgium today at 4PM ET in the knockout stage.
The United States went 1-1-1 in Group G to finish second in the foursome. Belgium was a perfect 3-0-0 in Group H. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Belgium is favored to win this match in regulation, as it has odds of +105 to win after 90 minutes. The U.S. has been given odds of +260 to win in regulation, while odds of a tie after 90 minutes has been set at +250. The over/under total is listed at 2.5 goals.
The United States is now 8-18-6 all-time in World Cup play after beating Ghana 2-1 and playing Portugal to a 2-2 draw. The U.S. had its lone loss in group play come at the hands of Germany, 1-0. America has been led by Clint Dempsey, who has two goals on eight shots. Jermaine Jones and John Brooks have each scored as well. Graham Zusi has totaled two assists over group play, while Tim Howard has made 13 saves in net.
Belgium is now 13-17-9 in World Cup play thanks to a 2-1 win over Algeria, a 1-0 win over Russia and a 1-0 win over South Korea. Four different players have scored for Belgium in this World Cup. Eden Hazard has assisted on two of the four goals. Goalie Thibaut Courtois has done a great job of keeping opponents off the board. He has picked up nine saves over the three games.