Thursday's W. Cup Odds

Along with key trends for each game, our team of writers and handicappers hand out their picks and predictions Thursday, June 17, 2010 in the FIFA World Cup.

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Argentina vs. South Korea, 7:30AM ET

South Korea had a surprising 2-0 win over Greece to open the World Cup while Argentina defeated Nigeria 1-0. In this contest, look for Argentina to get the win and lock up a spot in the Round of 16. Argentina is just a fundamentally better team and while South Korea had an impressive showing, another upset will be too much for it to handle.

World Cup Free Pick: Argentina | Best Line: -275 SPORTSBETTING.com

Greece vs. Nigeria, 10AM ET

On the other side of the fence, the two losers from Group B meet. Greece will be desperate to come out and put on a better performance, while Nigeria believes it can contend for the second spot in the Group. This is a must win for both teams, but Nigeria has more to lose, so we like them to get the win.

World Cup Free Pick: Nigeria | Best Line: -110 SPORTSBETTING.com

France vs. Mexico, 2:30PM ET

Both teams had draws in their opener and with Uruguay getting a win over South Africa, a win in crucial for both teams to keep pace in hopes of reaching the next round. France has not played well leading in to the World Cup and a tie to Uruguay didn’t help that much. Mexico at least scored a goal while playing the host country on their home turf. Look for Mexico to pull off an upset against an unmotivated France team.

World Cup Free Pick: Mexico | Best Line: +225 SPORTSBETTING.com

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Posted: 6/17/10 7:00AM ET

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