World Cup Bankroll: June 30


R-J’S HILL, SCHOEN WAGER FANTASY BANKROLLS ON WORLD CUP

Las Vegas Review-Journal sports writers Adam Hill and David Schoen have been given $5,000 fantasy bankrolls to bet during the World Cup on either sides, totals or props. Below are their bets for today, with an explanation of their picks:

ADAM HILL, REVIEW-JOURNAL

Bankroll: $6,110

Sunday: Won $450

Today: Betting $240

Bet 1: $240 on France (-1, minus-120) over Nigeria

Comment: There is always a question going into major tournaments about whether “Good France” or “Bad France” will show up. It has certainly appeared as if the former is competing in Brazil. Karim Benzema has led a potent attack that shows little sign of slowing down. France also has the edge of having rested several key players in the final group stage match, while Nigeria comes in banged up.

DAVID SCHOEN, REVIEW-JOURNAL

Bankroll: $4,135

Sunday: Won $220

Today: Betting $360

Bet 1: $360 on France (-1, minus-120) over Nigeria

Comment: It was much more fun following Les Bleus when the players were revolting against the former coach and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri was acting like a total buffoon. France gets midfielder Yohan Cabaye back from suspension and, as long as it’s not looking ahead to a potential quarterfinal showdown with Germany, should get past the Super Eagles, who were the latest African team to deal with the distraction of unpaid player bonuses.

 

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