Women’s World Cup Round of 16 Odds, Preview: How Sharps Are Betting USA vs. Spain
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- USA face Spain in the Round of 16 of the Women's World Cup on Monday (12 p.m. ET on FS1) for a spot in the quarterfinals.
- Oddsmakers list USA as -600 favorites to advance and -250 to win in regulation, and they're an extremely popular bet once again.
USA breezed through the group stage while setting numerous records along the way, including most goals (18) and biggest goal differential (18). They won all three matches via shutout: 13-0 vs. Thailand, 3-0 vs. Chile and 2-0 vs. Sweden.
Favorites have dominated in this World Cup, winning 30 of 36 matches in the group stage, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll continue in the knockout phase.
Heading into the Round of 16, USA were listed as the clear +165 favorites to win the tournament, but they could face host nation France in the quarterfinal. First, they’ll need to get past Spain on Monday.
USA vs. Spain Betting Odds
Note: -600 means a $600 bet would win $100
- Odds to Advance: USA -600, Spain +400
- USA regulation moneyline: -265
- Spain regulation moneyline: +800
- Draw: +355
- Spread: USA -1.5 (+120)
- Over/Under: 2.5 (u-120)
USA are once again listed as heavy favorites to win (-250) and advance (-600) past Spain. In the group stage they were -10,000 favorites vs. Thailand, -5000 favorites vs. Chile and -250 favorites against Sweden, and they finished with an expected goal differential of +12.65.
Spain’s path was more difficult. They were listed as +375 moneyline underdogs in their 1-0 loss to Germany, slight -110 favorites in their scoreless draw with China and -750 to beat South Africa, which they did. This is the first time Spain have ever reached the knockout round.