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Bovada Betting Action Focuses on World Cup Semis

New members continue to get a 50% Free Bet bonus up to $250 at Bovada as action at the sportsbook focuses on the World Cup semifinal matches – including Tuesday's game between host Brazil and Germany in Belo Horizonte.

And at Bovada the Germans are sitting as the slight +160 favorite on the three-way betting line against Brazil, who is set at +175 with draw odds of +230. Germany is also at -120 to qualify for the World Cup final over Brazil (EVEN), with the game set to get started at 4pm ET.

Brazil topped Chile in penalty kicks in the Round of 16 then beat Colombia 2-1 in the quarterfinals, but they won't be at full strength against Germany on Tuesday – the Brazilians will be playing without Neymar, who suffered a broken vertebrae against Colombia, and captain Thiago Silva, who is suspended for the semifinals (although Brazil has launched an appeal).

Germany beat Algeria 2-1 in the Round of 16 then got past France by a 1-0 score last round.

The second semifinal then takes place on Wednesday (4pm ET) in Sao Paulo with Argentina the favorite on the World Cup betting lines against the Netherlands. At Bovada Argentina is the +135 favorite on the three-way betting line, with the Netherlands the +210 underdog, and draw odds of +230. Argentina is the -150 favorite to advance to the World Cup final, with the Dutch at +125.

Argentina knocked off Switzerland 1-0 in the Round of 16 then beat Belgium 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the tournament. The Netherlands bounced Mexico 2-1 in the Round of 16 but then needed penalty kicks to top Costa Rica in the quarterfinals.

Overall at Bovada it's Argentina set as the +240 favorite on the odds to win the World Cup, with Brazil and Germany tied for second on that odds list at +250, and the Netherlands the underdog to win the tournament at +350. Argentina/Germany and Brazil/Argentina are the co-favorites at +225 for the finals matchup on the World Cup betting props at the sportsbook, with the Brazil/Netherlands and Germany/Netherlands matchups both pegged at +333.

The third-place game of the World Cup takes place on Saturday at 4pm ET in Belo Horizonte, with the championship game then on Sunday afternoon at 3pm ET in Rio de Janeiro.