What: USA vs. Portugal
When: Sunday, June 22nd 2014 at 5PM CDT
Where: Arena Amazonia at Manaus, Brazil
Team USA’s victory over Ghana puts it in prime position to win its 2014 World Cup group and advance to the knockout stage. If the Americans can beat or draw Portugal, there’s a good likelihood they’ll advance no matter what happens with Germany.
But first, Team USA needs to show up hungry for the win. Even though Portugal got trounced by Germany and lost Pepe after his bizarre headbutting incident, the United States is still listed as underdogs for Sunday’s match.
Bovada Odds and Moneyline
If you live in the US and want to bet on the World Cup, Bovada Sportsbook is the place to go. Here’s a look at what they have on offer for USA and Portugal:
|Point Spread||+1 (-180)||-1 (+150)|
|Alternate Point Spread||-.5 (+300)||+.5 (-400)|
|Alternate Point Spread||+1.5 (-260)||-1.5 (+210)|
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And here are Bovada’s point totals for the matchup:
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If you live outside the US, Bet365 is your first choice.
The charts below only show the basic outcome and point spread, but Bet365 actually has many more wagers than that at the website. You can also bet on the exact score, halftime results, Asian handicaps, winning margin and a whole variety of other things.
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And here is the point total at Bet365.com:
We’re likely to see these lines move as it gets closer to match time. I expect this will be especially true at Bovada due to Americans just not being as up-to-date on soccer. As the excitement for the match builds, more bets will come in and Bovada may have to adjust the lines. If you want to bet on Team USA, sooner is better.
The lines are indeed moving. USA was a +375 dog on Tuesday and they’ve moved to +300 as of Thursday evening. There’s still plenty of time to go so don’t be surprised if the line moves even further.