More results from the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships means more 2018 FIL Lacrosse Lines! I have a Day 4 Recap, and I provide NEW Day 5 lines. We’ve getting some great games, so let’s see those predictions are panning out so far. As of the end of Day 3, I’ve only gotten one winner wrong, and I’ve picked 10 of 31 games within 2 goals. 30-for-31 on picking winners and around 1/3 of my game scores ending up within 2 goals through 3 days of action is solid.
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Games where I picked the winner will be highlighted in BOLD. Games where I got the winner wrong will be highlighted in RED. Games where the predicted margin was within 2 goals of the actual margin will have the difference in BOLD as well. The goal is to predict correctly, and provide a margin within 2 goals.
NOTE: I will update this post with the Israel-Russia result, and the final game pairings for Sunday, after the final game of the day has been played.
2018 FIL Lacrosse Lines
Have you been watching games on ESPN channels and ESPN+? You really should be!
I run through day 4 results, then get to the NEW Day 5 Lines!
Saturday July 14th FIL Lacrosse Lines
Russia v Israel – ISR by 14.5 goals – Israel won 19-2, beating the spread.
Japan v Netherlands – JPN by 16.5 goals – Japan won 18-3. Netherland covered by 1.5 goals.
France v Germany – GER by 12.5 goals – Germany won 15-4. France covered by 1.5 goals.
Denmark v Ireland – IRL by 9.5 goals – Ireland won 14-3, beating the spread by 1.5 goals.
Hungary v Sweden – SWE by 13.5 goals – Sweden won 16-6, Hungary covered the spread.
Croatia v New Zealand – NZ by 11.5 goals – New Zealand won 16-2, beating the spread.
Colombia v Finland – FIN by 14.5 goals – Finland won 20-4, beating the spread by 1.5 goals.
Belgium v Philippines – PHI by 7.5 goals – Philippines won 11-4. Belgium covered by .5 goals.
Taiwan v Switzerland – SWI by 9.5 goals – Switzerland won 17-1, beating the spread.
Bermuda v Puerto Rico – PR by 9.5 goals – Puerto Rico won 17-3, beating the spread.
Peru v Italy – ITA by 9.5 goals – Italy won 13-7. Peru covered the spread.
Greece v Latvia – LAT by 1.5 goals – Latvia won 10-9 in OT. Greece covered by .5 goals.
Luxembourg v Poland – POL by 14.5 goals – Poland won 15-6. Luxembourg covered.
Hong Kong v Uganda – HK by 9.5 goals – Hong Kong won 16-1, beating the spread.
Saturday Blue Division FIL Lacrosse Lines
USA Vs Australia – USA by 13.5 goals – USA won 19-1, beating the spread.
Iroquois Vs England – IRO by 5.5 goals – Iroquois won 18-7, beating the spread.
Canada Vs Scotland – CAN by 10.5 goals – Canada won 22-3, beating the spread.
Clearly I was hoping for slightly more competitive games in the Blue. Out of the 17 games today, I predicted 17 winners correctly and got SIX predicted game margins within 2 goals.
I’m now 46-47 in picking winners, and have predicted 17 of the 47 game results within 2 goals. Far from perfect, but not too bad. As I keep saying, it only gets more challenging from here!
In terms of winners winning by more or less than predicted, on Days 1 and 2 nine teams went over the predicted margin, and six teams picked to lose covered the spread. On Day 3 ten predicted winners went over the predicted margin, and five predicted losers covered the spread. Today, nine teams went over the predicted goal margin, and 7 teams covered the predicted spread in a loss. Overall that makes for 28 teams going over, and 18 teams covering the predicted gap in goals. Again, not perfect, but solid enough!
NEW DAY 5 LINES & PREDICTIONS!
As the Day 5 schedule comes together, the Day 5 lines also come together. I’ve been slotting in teams and making new predictions, it’s all on the fly, and great challenge and a lot of fun. I’m just trying to be as accurate as I can be, and as you can see above, I’m doing ok so far! I made the lines when Israel was up big on Russia. Assuming that result holds.
NEW – Sunday July 15th FIL Lacrosse Lines
Finland Vs Norway – FIN by 8.5 goals
Russia Vs Luxembourg – RUS by 3.5 goals
China Vs Turkey – TUR by 2.5 goals
Germany Vs Hong Kong – GER by 4.5 goals
New Zealand Vs Puerto Rico – PR by 5.5 goals
Korea Vs Mexico – MEX by 9.5 goals
Philippines Vs Switzerland – PHI by 5.5 goals
Peru Vs Jamaica – JAM by 6.5 goals
Netherlands Vs France – NED by 3.5 goals
Sweden Vs Italy – SWE by .5 goals
Ireland Vs Latvia – LAT by .5 goals
Wales Vs Uganda – WAL by 6.5 goals
Colombia Vs Belgium – BEL by 3.5 goals
Slovakia Vs Denmark – Denmark by .5 goals
Czech Republic Vs Argentina – ARG by .5 goals
Hungary Vs Bermuda – BER by 1.5 goals
Austria Vs Spain – Austria by .5 goals
Croatia Vs Taiwan – Croatia by 7.5 goals
NEW – Sunday Blue Division FIL Lacrosse Lines
Scotland Vs England – ENG by 2.5 goals
USA Vs Canada – USA by .5 goals
Iroquois Vs Australia – IRO by 6.5 goals
I’ll be back tomorrow with results on how my Day 5 lines panned out, as well as Day 6 lines!