World Cup Final Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – The 2014 World Cup comes to a close today at 3PM ET when Germany faces Argentina in the championship match.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Germany is favored to win this match, as it has odds of +120 to prevail in regulation, while Argentina has a money line of +240 to win in 90 minutes of play. The odds of the game going to extra time has been set at +230, while the over/under is listed at just 2 goals.
Germany is now 65-20-20 overall in all-time World Cup play following its 7-1 domination of Brazil in the semifinals. Brazil was without a few key players, but it doesn’t excuse their performance. Germany dominated from the start, scoring five goals in the first half. Germany even posted three goals in three minutes of play and four in six minutes. The team scored its seven goals on just 14 shots. Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle each scored twice in the win while Thomas Muller had another goal, giving him five for the World Cup.
Argentina is now 42-20-14 all-time in World Cup play following its win over the Netherlands. The game was scoreless after 120 minutes, but Argentina won 4-2 on penalty kicks. Sergio Romero played the hero for Argentina, stopping two of the four penalty kicks he faced. When it came to the match, neither team was able to develop much offense, as Argentina had just eight total shots and only five shots on goal while the Dutch had seven total shots, four of which were on goal. Lionel Messi, who has four goals in the World Cup, was held to just one shot in the match.