JUNE 28TH, 2014
World Cup Picks: USA vs Belgium
Even though the United States needed only a draw against Germany in the final game of group play to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup, the team insisted that it was going into that match with the intention of winning. The field conditions and the score of the Ghana vs. Portugal match changed that thinking a bit, as the US was fairly content to k.....
JUNE 25TH, 2014
World Cup Betting: France vs Ecuador
France, which was the 1998 World Cup champion and the runner-up in 2006, is now poised to go into the elimination round of the 2014 finals. Les Bleus have torn through both Honduras and Switzerland and have executed quite a turnaround from the last time around, when they were knocked out in the group phase, amidst a lot of controversy. In anticipation of .....
JUNE 24TH, 2014
World Cup Pick: United States vs Germany
Even though United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his team will play for the win in Thursday’s World Cup match against Germany, both teams would more than happy if the match ends up a draw, which would send the two squads to the knockout stage. A draw will have Germany as the group champion and the US would finish as the No. 2 team. Klinsmann a.....
JUNE 20TH, 2014
US vs Portugal Free World Cup Pick
Nothing does more for the popularity of soccer in the United States than seeing the team give a good showing in the World Cup and so far, it’s hard to argue with what the team has done, winning a thrilling 2-1 decision over Ghana in its opener. But things are about to get more difficult for the U.S. as they play a Portugal team that was humiliated in their.....
JUNE 12TH, 2014
2014 World Cup Group Play Picks
The World Cup will officially kick off on Thursday, June 12, and for the next two weeks all 32 teams will complete their group play portion of the tournament. The knockout stage begins on June 28. One of the key matches in Group A will take place on Friday, when Cameroon and Mexico do battle. Bookmaker has Mexico -.5 (+125) while Cameroon is +.5 (-145)......
JUNE 11TH, 2014
World Cup Betting Tips
Bettors looking for an edge in the World Cup may be quick to find one when the first matches of the tournament are played. World Cup teams don’t play together very often and the oddsmakers are at a bit of a disadvantage when trying to assess each squad. Oddsmakers will typically rely on past history and qualifying play results, although those matches may h.....
DECEMBER 10TH, 2013
2014 World Cup Odds
We're still seven months away from kicking off the World Cup in Brazil, but last week was the World Cup draw, the most important part of this whole process. Join us today at Bang the Book as we take a look at which teams have the best and the worst draws and which have the most and least value as we head towards the biggest sporting event on the planet in 20.....
JUNE 29TH, 2013
Brazil vs. Spain Confederations Cup Picks
Matchup: Brazil vs. Spain Date/Time: June 30th, 6:00 p.m. ET Television: ESPN Soccer Betting Odds from WagerWeb Sportsbook Asian Handicap: Brazil pk (-120) Total: 2.5 (Over +110) Two of the biggest powerhouses in the world are going to be squaring off in soccer betting action in the finale of the Confederations Cup on Sunday night, as Brazil takes on S.....
JUNE 29TH, 2013
Uruguay vs. Italy Confederations Cup Picks
Matchup: Uruguay vs. Italy Date/Time: June 30th, 12:00 p.m. ET Television: ESPN3.com Soccer Betting Odds from WagerWeb Sportsbook Asian Handicap: Uruguay pk (-125) Total: 2.5 (Over -130) Neither Uruguay nor Italy were able to ultimately make it all the way through the finale of the Confederations Cup, but both are going to be vying for third place on S.....
JUNE 26TH, 2013
Spain vs. Italy Confederations Cup Picks
Matchup: Spain vs. Italy Date/Time: June 27th, 3:00 p.m. ET Television: ESPN3.com Soccer Betting Odds from WagerWeb Sportsbook Asian Handicap: Spain -1.5 (+105) Total: 3 (Over +100) Two of the best European soccer nations in the world will collide in Brazil on Thursday in the second semifinal for the Confederations Cup, as Italy and Spain go to battle......