Another day of great FIL Lacrosse games gives us new results to ogle as well as new predictions to ponder. It’s all on the fly, done rapidly, and with plenty of margin of error AND YET the picks are still pretty darn solid! 80 out of 88 games correctly predicted so far ain’t bad!
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Day 7 FIL Line Results
Games where I picked the winner correctly will be highlighted in BOLD. Games where I got the winner wrong will be highlighted in RED. Games where I predict a score within 2 goals are BOLD on the right. Day 7 results, then Day 8 predictions and game lines!
Tuesday July 17th FIL Lacrosse Lines
Switzerland Vs New Zealand – NZ by 1.5 goals – Switzerland won 9-6, covering with a win!
Czech Republic Vs France – CZE by 5.5 goals – Czechs won 14-7, beating spread by 1.5 goals
Italy Vs Philippines – PHI by 2.5 goals – Philippines won 12-11. Italy covered by 1.5 goals
Norway Vs Latvia – LAT by 1.5 goals – Latvia won 9-8. Norway covered by .5 goals
Spain Vs Denmark – SPA by 1.5 goals – Spain won 12-7, beating the spread by 3.5 goals
Russia Vs Hungary – HUN by 1.5 goals – Hungary won 14-12, beating the spread by .5 goals
Bermuda Vs Taiwan – BER by 6.5 goals – Bermuda won 10-3, beating spread by .5 goals
Finland Vs Germany – GER by .5 goals – Germany won 12-7, beating the spread by 4.5 goals
Korea Vs Belgium – BEL by .5 goals – Belgium won 17-8, beating spread by 8.5 goals
Mexico Vs Colombia – MEX by 3.5 goals – Mexico won 22-10 beating the spread by 8.5 goals
Wales Vs Austria – WAL by 1.5 goals – Wales won 9-5, beating the spread by 2.5 goals
Jamaica Vs Greece – JAM by 2.5 goals – Jamaica won 11-4, beating the spread by 4.5 goals
Israel vs Ireland – ISR by 2.5 goals – Israel won 16-4, beating the spread by 9.5 goals
Netherlands Vs Poland – NED by 1.5 goals – Netherlands won 9-7, beating spread by .5 goals
Slovakia Vs Argentina – ARG by 4.5 goals – Slovakia won 10-9, covering with a win!
Puerto Rico Vs Japan – JAP by 1.5 goals – Puerto Rico won 14-8, covering with a win!
Hats off to Switzerland, Slovakia, and Puerto Rico for winning when I thought they’d lose. The Swiss earned a win with great D, Slovakia held tough to squeak by Argentina’s comeback effort (that was an amazing last couple of minutes!), and Puerto Rico had Japan rattled from the start, to garner a huge win for a first year participant!
Tuesday Blue Division FIL Lacrosse Lines
Canada Vs Australia – CAN by 16.5 goals – Canada won 13-7. Australia covered the spread
USA Vs England – USA by 13.5 goals – USA won 19-2, beating the spread by 3.5 goals
Iroquois Vs Scotland – IRO by 9.5 goals – Iroquois won 14-7. Scotland covered by 2.5 goals
I went 16-3 today with my picks, and that brings me to 96 our of 107 games predicted correctly. 90%? Good enough, but I’m hoping to bring that number up a bit and really nail the last could of days. I also predicted six games out of 19 within 2 goals of the end result. Not stellar, but not terrible. But definitely not stellar.
Day 8 FIL Lacrosse Lines
The playoffs are well under way for the lower pool group teams, and the Blue Division wrapped up today, with the US finishing in 1st, Canada 2nd, Iroquois 3rd, Australia 4th, England 5th, and Scotland 6th.
Now we get to the really big games, as teams try to move up in the standings with continued wins. Wear and tear, depth, experience, and match ups all gain even more importance now. It’s only getting more challenging to make good predictions! I love a good challenge. I’ll try not to screw it up too badly.
Wednesday July 18th FIL Lacrosse Lines
China Vs Colombia – CHI by 5.5 goals
Luxembourg Vs Taiwan – TAI by .5 goals
Croatia Vs Bermuda – BER by 6.5 goals
Czech Republic Vs Belgium – CZE by 6.5 goals
Jamaica Vs Switzerland – JAM by 7.5 goals
Turkey Vs Mexico – MEX by 6.5 goals
Hong Kong Vs Poland – HK by .5 goals
Sweden Vs Argentina – SWE by .5 goals
Hungary Vs Spain – SPA by 2.5 goals
Norway Vs Austria – NOR by .5 goals
Iroquois Vs Puerto Rico – IRO by 1.5 goals
Wales Vs Latvia – LAT by .5 goals
Greece Vs New Zealand – GRE by 1.5 goals
England Vs Ireland – ENG by 4.5 goals
Australia Vs Israel – ISR by .5 goals
Russia Vs Peru – PER by 1.5 goals
Scotland Vs Japan – SCO by 1.5 goals
Ok, let’s see how it all plays out!