With the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships kicking off fully on Thursday (there is one game on Wednesday evening), it’s time to set some expectations, make some predictions, and set some lacrosse lines for all of these games. Who is winning? And by how much?
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There will be upsets (there always are!) but this is how we see things shaping up. If you don’t like the predictions prove me wrong, because while I love being correct, I love being surprised even more!
I’ll run through all the Pool games, as those are the only match ups we know right now, and then work to add in future games as the match ups become available.
Sound good? Make sense? Let’s roll.
2018 FIL World Lacrosse Lines
Wednesday July 11th
Hong Kong v Luxembourg – HK by 5.5 goals – This is the methodology: we give you the match up, pick a winner, then decided by how many goals they will win. In this case I have Hong Kong winning this game by at least 5 and 1/2 goals, meaning they are favored to win by 6. If Hong Kong wins by 5 or less, or lose, then Luxembourg would have covered my spread.
Thursday July 12th
Israel v Jamaica – ISR by 7.5 goals
Netherlands v Norway – NOR by 2.5 goals
Germany v Korea – GER by 13.5 goals
Ireland v China – IRL by 10.5 goals
Sweden v Argentina – SWE by 11.5 goals
New Zealand v Spain – NZ by 9.5 goals
Finland v Austria – FIN by 12.5 goals
Czech Rep. v Belgium – CZE by 3.5 goals
Switzerland v Slovakia – SWI by 8.5 goals
Wales v Bermuda – WAL by 5.5 goals
Italy v Turkey – ITA by 6.5 goals
Latvia v Mexico – LAT by 10.5 goals
Poland v Uganda – POL by 4.5 goals
Friday July 13th
Jamaica v Russia – JAM by 9.5 goals
Norway v Japan – JPN by 8.5 goals
Korea v France – FRA by 1.5 goals
China v Denmark – DEN by 2.5 goals
Argentina v Hungary – HUN by 4.5 goals
Spain v Croatia – SPA by 4.5 goals
Austria v Colombia – AUS by 5.5 goals
Philippines v Czech Republic – PHI by 2.5 goals
Slovakia v Taiwan – SLO – PUSH! Neither team is favored here!
Puerto Rico v Wales – PR by 4.5 goals
Turkey v Peru – PER by .5 goals
Mexico v Greece – GRE by 4.5 goals
Poland v Hong Kong – HK – PUSH! Another game without a favorite!
Luxembourg v Uganda – UGA by 1.5 goals
Saturday July 14th
Russia v Israel – ISR by 14.5 goals
Japan v Netherlands – JPN by 11.5 goals
France v Germany – GER by 9.5 goals
Denmark v Ireland – IRL by 9.5 goals
Hungary v Sweden – SWE by 5.5 goals
Croatia v New Zealand – NZ by 11.5 goals
Colombia v Finland – FIN by 14.5 goals
Belgium v Philippines – PHI by 6.5 goals
Taiwan v Switzerland SWI by 9.5 goals
Bermuda v Puerto Rico – PR by 9.5 goals
Peru v Italy – ITA by 9.5 goals
Greece v Latvia – LAT by 8.5 goals
Luxembourg v Poland – POL by 8.5 goals
Hong Kong v Uganda – HK by 4.5 goals
Blue Division Games Lacrosse Lines
I’ll run through the first three days, then add the other Blue pool games to the post later.
USA Vs Iroquois – USA by 6.5 goals (THU)
Australia Vs Scotland – AUS by 3.5 goals (FRI)
Canada Vs England – CAN by 12.5 goals (FRI)
USA Vs Australia – USA by 13.5 goals (SAT)
Iroquois Vs England – IRO by 8.5 goals (SAT)
Canada Vs Scotland – CAN by 13.5 goals (SAT)
Ok, I’ll be back with more predictions, MANY OF WHICH are sure to be wrong. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Disagree with a prediction? Make your own, and let’s compare our work. You have about two days. Best of luck.