How to bet World Cup semis
Germany to win in regulation among the best bets for final four teams
With two terrific games on tap, let's take a look at the best bets for each matchup.
Brazil vs. Germany
Asian handicap: Brazil +0 (-106) vs. Germany +0 (EVEN)
3-way line: Brazil +178 / Germany +183 / Draw +225
PickCenter public consensus money line pick: 51 percent Germany
Total: 2 (Over -109, Under +100)
Is this the game in which Brazil's World Cup ambitions come crashing down? The absence through suspension of Brazil captain and key center back Thiago Silva and through injury of team top scorer and tournament poster boy Neymar are massive blows for coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Brazil's performance level has been no better than Germany's so far, and that's with a Brazil side that has had Silva and Neymar in its ranks. Much of Germany's play has been unremarkable but they have a number of players with vast tournament experience, meaning they are used to dealing with high-pressure situations and are ideally equipped to prey upon weaknesses in the Brazil side.
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