Brazil vs. Croatia

The first matchup to kick off the 2014 World Cup will be between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday. Brazil enters this game as the heavy favorite for many reasons. One, they are the hosting the World Cup this year, which means it’s always going to give Brazil the home field advantage with thousands of screaming fans in their favor. Croatia also enters this game a little shorthanded, as its best striker in Mario Mandzukic will not be participating due to a red card he received in a qualifying match. When you combine those two points and add the fact that Brazil was already the better and deeper team, Croatia simply isn’t expected by many to win this matchup. However, the odds are simply insane in favor of Brazil. You can get Croatia anywhere from +900 to +1000 depending on where you look. That makes taking the Brazil moneyline an absolute Read More