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Jerry Bo: 2018 Russia World Cup Knockouts -- 16 teams with 16 Dreams

We are down to 16 for the World Cup. @FIFAWorldCup verified Twitter account

After a wild two weeks to kick off the FIFA 2018 World Cup, we made it out of the group stages alive. The start of the tournament killed of many bankrolls and had touts going back to the drawing boards to save their customers. Let’s keep building!

The Final numbers after the group stage:
Favorites      28-11-9 straight up
Over/Under    23-22-3


The number that sticks out here is how even the totals ended. This comes as a surprise after the terrible start for over bettors.

Updated   Odds To Win

Brazil    +350
Spain    +450
Belgium    +600
England    +750
France    +850
Croatia    +1000
Argentina    +1200
Portugal    +2200
Uruguay    +2200
Colombia    +2200
Switzerland    +3300
Mexico    +5000
Russia    +6000
Sweden    +7000
Denmark    +8000
Japan    +15000

Something we have to keep in mind here when betting futures is the path of the team one is backing. If the team you're thinking about is on the "Death" side of the bracket, you might be better off rolling over money line bets all the way until the final.

The action starts back up Saturday with two beautiful matches, no more ties, make sure when you make your wagers you are aware if its in 90 minutes or to advance.

Saturday, June 30

France vs.  Argentina - 10 a.m. ET
France +157        -.5 +147
Argentina +254
Draw +201
Over 2
Under 2 (-110)

Advance Odds:
France -145
Argentina +125

Uruguay vs.  Portugal - 1 p.m. ET
Uruguay +187        PK -112
Portugal +201      PK -103
Draw +196
Over 2
Under 2 (-128)

Advance Odds:
Uruguay -120
Portugal +100

Sunday, July 1

Spain vs.  Russia -9 a.m. ET
Spain -168     -1 +115
Russia +630
Draw +291
Over 2.5
Under 2.5 (-132)

Team to Advance Odds:
Spain -340
Russia +280

Croatia vs. Denmark - 1 p.m. ET
Croatia -115
Denmark +444
Draw +221
Over 2
Under 2 (-120)

Team to Advance Odds:
Croatia -236
Denmark +190

Monday, July 2

Brazil vs.  Mexico -9 a.m. ET
Brazil -189          -1 -116
Mexico +687
Draw +321
Over 2.5
Under 2.5 (-120)

Advance odds:
Brazil -400
Mexico +320

Belgium vs.  Japan -1 p.m. ET
Belgium -243       -1 -149
Japan +906
Draw +371
Over 2.5
Under 2.5 (-110)

Advance Odds:
Belgium  -570
Japan     +435

Tuesday, July 3

Sweden vs. Switzerland -10 a.m. ET
Sweden +220         PK -125
Switzerland +171      PK +110
Draw +197
Over 2
Under 2 (-121)

Advance odds:
Sweden +105
Switzerland -125

Colombia vs.  England -1 p.m. ET
Colombia +317      +.5 -125
England +113
Draw +223
Over 2
Under 2 (-111)

Advance odds:
Colombia   +155
England    -175

Plays

France vs.  Argentina

Over 2 MAX
France Advance  MAX

France Team Total Over 1   MAX

I love all 3 as MAX plays, pick and choose which you like.

Uruguay vs.  Portugal
Under 2    2U

Spain vs.  Russia
Spain ML  MAX
Spain Team Total Over 1.5      MAX


Denmark vs Croatia
Under 2   1U

Mexico vs Brazil
Brazil Team Total Over 1.5      3U
Mexico Team Total Over .5    3U


Japan vs Belgium
Belgium -1  MAX

People Parlays, we hit our last couple  3 and 4 ways

To advance  
Parlay 3U    -110
Spain
Belgium
Brazil


To advance   
Parlay 1U   +630
Spain
Belgium
France
Uruguay
France
Croatia


Parlay   1U
Uruguay Under 2
Spain TT over 1.5
France Team total Over 1
Belgium -1

 

Good Luck everyone!

I have a few MAX on the same games, pick your spots.

For any questions or comments reach me @JerryBoKnowz on Twitter.

 

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