Saturday's World Cup Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – The 2014 World Cup continued on Saturday with four games. Here is a breakdown of the odds for each match.
The day kicks off at Noon ET with Colombia facing Greece in Group C play. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Colombia is the favorite to win this match, as it has odds of -125 to prevail. Greece has been given a money line of +400 for the match while a draw has been given odds of +240. The over/under total for the game has been set at 2 goals. Colombia is just 3-8-2 all-time in World Cup play and has a -9 goal differential. Greece has played in just six World Cup games, going 1-5-0 while being outscored by 13 goals.
The next game on the schedule has Uruguay taking on Costa Rica at 3PM ET in Group D play. Oddsmakers see Uruguay as the clear favorite, as it has odds of -250 to win today while Costa Rica has a money line of +750 to win. Odds of a draw have been set at +350, while the over/under total has been set at 2.5 goals. Uruguay is 18-17-12 all-time in World Cup play with a goal differential of +11. Costa Rica is just 3-6-1 in World Cup play with a goal differential of -9.
The third game of the day comes in Group D with England facing Italy at 6PM ET in a marquee matchup. Oddsmakers see Italy as the slight favorite, as it has odds of +175 to win, while England has a money line of +185 to prevail. Odds of a draw have been set at +200 while the over/under total has been listed at 2.5 goals. England is 26-14-19 all-time in World Cup action, having a +25 goal differential. Italy is 44-15-21 overall in its World Cup history and has a +52 goal differential. The 44 wins ranks third-most in World Cup history.
The final game of the day comes out of Group C with the Ivory Coast facing Japan at 9PM ET. Oddsmakers see the Ivory Coast as the slight favorite, giving it odds of +155 to win. Japan has been given odds of +190 to win, while the odds of a draw have been set at +220. The over/under total for the game has been set at 2 goals. Japan is 4-7-3 all-time in World Cup play but has only been outscored by four goals in the 14 games. The Ivory Coast is 2-3-1 in World Cup history and has an even scoring differential.