Sunday's W. Cup Picks

Along with key trends for each game, our team of writers and handicappers hand out their picks and predictions Sunday, June 20, 2010 in the FIFA World Cup.

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Paraguay vs. Slovakia, 7:30AM ET

Paraguay should be able to get the win in this one as it tied a tough Italy team while Slovakia struggled to a draw with New Zealand, the biggest long shot in the World Cup. Paraguay has the chance to make a run in this tournament, so look for it to come out strong in this game.

World Cup Free Pick: Paraguay | Best Line: -105

Italy vs. New Zealand, 10AM ET

Italy was underwhelming in its opener, but it should be able to beat New Zealand with its eyes closed. Knowing it needs a win desperately, Italy shouldn’t have much remorse for its opponent in this one.

World Cup Free Pick: Italy | Best Line: -550

Brazil vs. Ivory Coast, 2:30PM ET

Brazil is the better team, but it had some issues with an over-matched North Korea team in its opener. Ivory Coast showed it could contend as it played a scoreless draw with Portugal. Look for a competitive game where we actually are calling a draw outcome.

World Cup Free Pick: Draw | Best Line: +265

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Posted: 6/20/10 7:00AM ET


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