Nigeria vs. Argentina Odds

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BRAZIL (The Spread) – Argentina has its spot in the knockout stage of the World Cup, while Nigeria still needs a good showing today when the two meet at Noon ET.

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This is a match out of Group F. Nigeria is 1-0-1 in its two matches while Argentina is 2-0-0. A draw or better for Nigeria and it advances to the next round. A loss would mean it could be eliminated if Iran beats Bosnia. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Argentina is the favorite in this match, as it has odds of -200 to win, while Nigeria comes in with a money line of +700. The odds of a draw have been set at +290, while the over/under total is listed at 2.5 goals.

Argentina is now 39-20-13 in World Cup play following a 2-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina and a 1-0 win over Iran. Argentina looked as if it might have to settle for a draw with Iran, but Lionel Messi came through late, scoring in stoppage time to push Argentina in the next round. Argentina dominated the match statistically, controlling the ball 70% of the match while firing off 19 shots with nine going on goal. Messi finished with a match-high six shots.

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Nigeria is now 5-8-3 in World Cup play after playing Iran to a scoreless draw and picking up a 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina. Despite the score being 1-0, there was plenty of action in the match with Bosnia. The two teams combined for 38 total shots and 23 shots on goal. Nigeria tallied 20 total shots and held the ball for 46% of the match. The lone goal came in the 29th minute off the foot of Peter Odemwingie, who finished with four shots in the match.

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