Posted: 8/7/2012 8:43:07 AM
Originally Posted by 3BallBomber:
USA -28.5 is my guess
What you guys think will be the line?
Not a chance it's that high.
USA was -27.5 vs Turkey, they won by 31.
Russia was +4.5 vs Aussie, and that match ultimately was not as close as the final scoreline goes (Aussie had 1 x 5 min scoreless spell in the 1st half, and 1 x 4 min scoreless spell in the 2nd half, and Russia ended the game with a meaningless 4-1 run. Aussie could easily have won that game by 10+.
Now for the playoffs, Turkey is +3 vs Russia.
So your -28.5 is greater than what the USA laid for Turkey, and Turkey - through the sequence I just posted above - isn't even rated ahead of a team (Russia) that Aussie dealt to easily (as did France, the other quality team in Group B).
Probably around -10 to -13.5, ceiling -15.