We’ve got the first matchups in the knockout stage at the 2022 World Cup set, as Groups A and B have wrapped up their final matches. Netherlands, winners of Group A, will take on USA, runners-up in Group B, in the first Round of 16 matchup on Saturday, Dec. 3. Here’s a look at the opening odds for this match courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Netherlands vs. USA moneyline odds (regular time)
Update: Nov. 29, 9 p.m. — The lines came out earlier in the day after USA advanced and we’ve seen some movement toward the U.S. on DraftKings Sportsbook. Netherlands opened at -125. The two sides don’t face off until this weekend, so we should see plenty more movement.
Early pick: Draw +230
A draw might be a nice option for regular time, as USA showed they can contain a powerful attack in a 0-0 result against England. Netherlands have been on fire with Cody Gakpo leading the way and are rightly favored but they’ve had some struggles of their own in recent international tournaments. The Americans might see their odds improve depending on the status of Christian Pulisic but for now a draw in regular time offers tremendous value.
Netherlands vs. USA odds to advance
Early pick: Netherlands -235
It’s difficult to pick against the United States from an emotional standpoint but history hasn’t favored the Americans in the Round of 16. The last two instances have ended in a loss in extra time, so let’s keep going with that theme since we’ve picked a draw in regulation.