Winners: ARM vs. ROM

We kept it going yesterday. First full day back in Vegas and it feels like I never left. I did forget how hot it was though. Yikes. Hopefully, we can stay as hot with the picks as the weather.

Now to today’s games.

Today, Armenia visits Romania in more World Cup 2018 qualifying. Both of these teams are sitting far from realistic hope of qualifying in a group with Poland, Montenegro and Denmark. They are the best of the group. Romania and Armenia have the same amount of points in the group, 6, although their goal differentials are a lot different. Armenia has two wins and four losses in group play, with a goal differential of -7. Romania have one win, three ties and two losses in group play, with a goal differential of 0. The first time the two met in group play, they played in Armenia and Armenia lost 5-0. However, and it’s a large however, Armenia played a man down for almost the entire game after a 3’ minute red card. Nonetheless, Romania is tied for allowed the group’s second fewest amount of goals, 7.

Here’s how we’ll bet it.

  • Pick 1: Romania -260 (Bet $30 to win $11.40)
  • Pick 2: Draw +375 (Bet $10 to win $37.50)

The best player on both teams is Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who plays for Manchester United and Armenia. I’ve known him since his days at Dortmund. Good players play better when surrounded by good players, which should be harder to find on his national team. Romania’s strength is its defense. Hopefully, that shows today.

Fingers crossed, once again.