Tuesday's W. Cup Picks
Along with key trends for each game, our team of writers and handicappers hand out their picks and predictions Tuesday, June 15, 2010 in the FIFA World Cup.
New Zealand vs. Slovakia, 7:30AM ET
New Zealand is amongst the least favored teams to win the World Cup and an upset in this game is highly unlikely. But, a draw (+300) could be within reason. Still, when picking an outright winner, you can’t go against Slovakia, which knows this game is crucial for it to win.
World Cup Free Pick: Slovakia | Best Line: -250 SPORTSBETTING.com
Ivory Coast vs. Portugal, 10AM ET
This will be a competitive contest as both teams have high aspirations for the World Cup. However, Ivory Coast’s expectations seem to be based on the World Cup taking place in Africa. So, in this game we like Portugal, which we believe is a contender to reach the semifinals of the World Cup.
World Cup Free Pick: Cameroon | Best Line: +110 SPORTSBETTING.com
Brazil vs. North Korea, 2:30PM ET
This one shouldn’t be close. Brazil is a world power in soccer and North Korea is just happy to be playing in the World Cup. If you are feeling really froggy, you could opt for the draw bet at +1000, but a win for North Korea could go down as the biggest upset in World Cup history. So, we suggest going with Brazil, if even betting on the game at all.
World Cup Free Pick: Italy | Best Line: -1600 SPORTSBETTING.com
Posted: 6/15/10 7:00AM ET