World Cup Final betting

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

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

ADAM HILL

Bankroll: $4,335

Saturday: Lost $0

Today: Betting $300

Bet 1: $300 on Argentina-Germany Draw (plus-225)

Comment: When you’ve lost six straight wagers, Saturday’s push actually looks pretty good. Two goals in the first 20 minutes certainly fostered belief the streak was going to end, though. Either way, let’s finish strong. Argentina has yet to concede a goal during the knockout stage. It has had to scrap and claw every step of the way, and that tenacity should show again as Argentina will find a way to at least push the match to extra time. The South American crowd won’t hurt, either.

DAVID SCHOEN

Bankroll: $3,415

Saturday: Lost $500

Today: Betting $2,700

Bet 1: $500 on Germany (-½, plus-120) over Argentina

Comment: This has been building since the 2006 World Cup, when Jurgen Klinsmann helped usher in a new era of German soccer (and patriotism, but we won’t get into all that here). The country produced a wealth of talent in recent years, and it should pay off with the Jules Rimet Trophy. Die Mannschaft have been efficient (see: United States and France) as well as ruthless (see: Portugal and Brazil) in this tournament, and the Argentines appear to be running on fumes at this point.

Bet 2: $100 on total goals scored by Argentina (Under -½, plus-160)

Comment: Pretty simple. I think Germany will neutralize Lionel Messi, and outside of him, La Albiceleste’s attack has been surprisingly toothless.

Bet 3: $100 on correct score Germany 2, Argentina 0 (plus-900)

Comment: I nailed the France-Germany score (1-0) but was too chicken to play it in this space. Not this time.

Bet 4: $2,000 on Will Mesut Ozil (Germany) score a goal? (No, minus-1,000)

Comment: A sure thing. I love the Arsenal playmaker, but he’s out of position on the wing for Germany, and he’d rather get poked in his “Avatar” eyes with a flaming stick than take a shot on goal.

ad-high_impact_4
Sports Betting Spotlight Videos
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL conference championships
Review-Journal sports betting columnist Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and CG Technology sports book vice president Matt Holt preview the NFL’s conference championship games.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL divisional playoffs
Review-Journal sports betting columnist Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and CG Technology sports book vice president Matt Holt preview the NFL divisional playoffs.
Sports Betting Spotlight: College Football National Championship
Review-Journal sports betting columnist Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and CG Technology sports book vice president Matt Holt preview Monday’s college football national championship.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Wild Card playoffs
Review-Journal sports betting columnist Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and CG Technology sports book vice president Matt Holt preview the NFL’s Wild Card playoff weekend.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 17
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and Matt Holt go over their picks for week 17 of the NFL.
Sports Betting Spotlight: College Bowls Week Three
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and Matt Holt go over their picks for week three of the college bowl games.
Sports Betting Spotlight: College Bowls Week 2
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, handicapper Bernie Fratto and The Mirage sports book director Jeff Stoneback preview the college football bowls.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 16
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, handicapper Bernie Fratto and The Mirage sports book director Jeff Stoneback preview Week 16 of the NFL season.
Sports Betting Spotlight: College Football Bowl Edition
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and Las Vegas Wynn Sports Book Director Johnny Avello go over their picks for the college bowl games.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 15
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and Las Vegas Wynn Sports Book Director Johnny Avello go over their picks for week 15 of NFL football.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 14
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and TI sports book director Tony Nevill preview NFL Week 14.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 13
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and The Mirage sports book director Jeff Stoneback preview Week 13 of the NFL regular season. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sports Betting Spotlight: College football Week 14
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and The Mirage sports book director Jeff Stoneback preview Week 14 of the college football season. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sports Betting Spotlight: College Week 13
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and Matt Holt give their picks for week 13 of college football.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 12
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and Matt Holt give their picks for week 12 of NFL football.
Sports Betting Spotlight: College football Week 12
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and Bob Scucci go over their picks for college football week 12.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 11
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and Bob Scucci go over their picks for NFL football week 11.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 10
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and CG Technology Sports Book Vice President Matt Holt preview Week 10 of the NFL.
Sports Betting Spotlight: College Football Week 11
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and CG Technology Sports Book Vice President Matt Holt preview Week 11 of the college football season.
Sports Betting Spotlight: College Football Week 10
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and Boyd Gaming Sports Book Director Bob Scucci preview Week 10 of the college football season.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 9
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and Boyd Gaming Sports Book Director Bob Scucci preview Week 9 of the NFL season.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 8
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart and The Mirage sports book director Jeff Stoneback preview Week 8 of the NFL season.
TOP NEWS
ad-infeed_1x2_1
News Headlines
ad-infeed_1
ads_infeed_2
Local Spotlight
Events
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like