Germany vs Brazil, Argentina vs Holland

Three of the top four rated squads remain in the hunt in Brazil, but the team that has been favoured to win the World Cup all along is now a slight underdog.

Injury and suspension have bumped Brazil to rare World Cup underdog status as they prepare to face Germany Tuesday. [ See tons of Brazil vs. Germany props like first goal scorer odds ]


World Cup Quarterfinals Betting Odds

Host Brazil avoided a national disaster and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 2014 World Cup, and they'll take on Colombia as betting favorites at the sportsbooks in their match in Fortaleza on Friday.


Golden Boot Betting: Rodriguez vs. Messi

The Golden Boot betting odds are updated with the quarterfinals set and the player that had the best betting odds to win it before the tournament began in Lionel Messi still has the best odds.

These odds could change dramatically after Friday’s action and again after Saturday. Current Golden Boot odds courtesy of Bet365 (see also lines at ]custom:bodog-link]).


World Cup Round of 16 Betting Preview

The United States is through to the Round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup, and they'll cap off that stage of tournament next Tuesday night as the sportsbooks roll out their betting lines for the eight matchups coming up starting on Saturday afternoon.


USA Germany Bet Props: World Cup Odds

The conspiracy theorists are out in full force and betting on the draw as Germany faces the United States in World Cup Group G betting action on Thursday.

A draw sends both teams to the next round, making the draw line a tempting wager. Still, Germany is favored at Bovada and even a USA loss could send them through depending on the Ghana vs. Portugal result.


WC: Bet on USA vs Portugal latest odds

After entering the World Cup as 10/1 longshots to claim top spot in Group G, the United States will take to the pitch on Sunday against Portugal looking to seize sole possession of first place in the group and a berth in the round of 16.

The Americans enter the match as very appealing 33/10 World Cup underdogs at Bovada, despite their thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana, and Portugal’s dismal 4-0 opening loss to Germany,.


Books fear the USA in World Cup futures

There will be tens of millions of Americans cheering on Team USA as World Cup 2014 kicks off this week, but sportsbook operators have tens of millions of reasons to cheer against them.

A USA victory in Brazil as a 100-1 longshot would be the worst imaginable result for sportsbooks, according to one manager.


Soccer Betting: 2014 World Cup Groups

After falling to the Netherlands in their opening game of the 2014 World Cup Spain has dropped from a -150 favorite to a +1200 underdog on the odds to win Group B at the tournament, with the Dutch taking over as the -450 favorites on that odds list at Bovada. Meanwhile, Italy has improved from a +160 favorite to a -275 favorite on the Group D odds after beating England in their opener.


World Cup Picks: Bet Patterns Tell Story

If almost all the public betting action on the Group B winner is on Spain and Netherlands, what does that tell you about third betting choice Chile?

What if you looked at the stats and saw that most of the ‘smart’ money – wagers from veteran or professional bettors – was on Chile?


World Cup Bets are Expected to Double

The World Cup is strengthening its grip on the unofficial title of most-watched sports event and also that of most-bet sports event.

Sportsbook projections point to World Cup 2014 betting more than doubling the amount wagered four years ago.

“We expect this to be biggest World Cup ever from a wagering perspective,” said Kevin Bradley, sportsbook manager at “In terms of how much we will take in, we are projecting will be more than double World Cup 2010.”



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