Monday's World Cup Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – The 2014 World Cup continues on Monday with three games, including the first game for the United States. Here is a look at the odds for today’s games.
The first game on today’s schedule has Germany facing Portugal at Noon ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Germany is the favorite in this match, as it has odds of +100 to win, while Portugal has a money line of +270 to prevail. A draw has been given odds of +260, while the over/under total has been set at 2.5 goals. Germany is second to Brazil in all-time World Cup wins with 60. It is 60-20-19 overall in World Cup play, having a +89 goal differential. Portugal is 12-8-3 in World Cup play and has a +17 goal differential.
The second game on Monday has Iran facing Nigeria at 3PM ET. Oddsmakers see Nigeria as the favorite, as it has odds of +105 to win, while Iran has been given a money line of +275 to prevail. The odds of a draw have been set at +240, while the over/under total for the game has been set at 2 goals. Nigeria is 4-8-2 in World Cup history and it has a -4 goal differential over the 14 games. Iran has only appeared in nine World Cup games, going 1-6-2 in that span. Iran has given up 12 more goals than it has scored.
The final game today has the United States taking on Ghana at 6PM ET. Oddsmakers see this game as even, as each team has been given odds of +160 to win the match, while odds of a draw have been set at +250. The over/under total for the game has been set at 2 goals. Ghana has played in just nine World Cup matches, going 4-3-2 in those nine games. Ghana is -1 with goal differential. The United States is just 7-17-5 in its 29 career World Cup games. The U.S. has been outscored by 24 goals in those 29 games.