Friday's W. Cup Picks

Along with key trends for each game, our team of writers and handicappers hand out their picks and predictions Friday, June 18, 2010 in the FIFA World Cup.

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Germany vs. Serbia, 7:30AM ET

There isn’t a team in the World Cup that has looked better than Germany, but it also faced Australia in the opener. While Serbia isn’t nearly as bad as Australia, it isn’t good enough to get past the Germans. Look for another comfortable win for Germany.

World Cup Free Pick: Germany | Best Line: -175

Slovenia vs. United States, 10AM ET

While the country seems to be embracing the 1-1 tie with England, many are forgetting that the U.S. was aided by a gift mistake from the England goalie. The U.S. didn’t do anything overwhelmingly well to tie that game and Slovenia already holds a 1-0 win over Algeria. Add to that that the U.S. goalie is dealing with a rib injury. For these reasons, look for Slovenia to pull off the upset in this game.

World Cup Free Pick: Slovenia | Best Line: +260

England vs. Algeria, 2:30PM ET

After spending the last week being the laughing stock of the world for its blunder against the U.S., expect England to come out motivated and determined to pick up a win. Algeria just doesn’t have the skill players to make this a game.

World Cup Free Pick: England | Best Line: -500

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Posted: 6/18/10 7:00AM ET


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