World Cup 2018: Morocco vs. Spain odds, expert picks, and insider predictions

Spain needs a draw to seal its place in the 2018 World Cup knockout stage. La Roja will face Morocco on Monday at 2 p.m. ET looking to secure their ticket to the round of 16. However, Morocco will try to spoil Spain's quest by earning its first victory in Russia 2018. Spain enters Monday's match as a -300 money line favorite, meaning you'd need to wager $300 on a Spanish victory to win $100. Morocco enters its final match as an underdog at +950 (risk $100 to win $950), while a draw is +400. The Over-Under on total goals scored in this 2018 World Cup fixture is 2.5.

Before you lock in your 2018 World Cup picks, you need to see what European football expert David Sumpter has to say. Sumpter is an applied mathematician who wrote "Soccermatics," a book that explains how math works inside the sport. Along with other experienced analysts, Sumpter developed the powerful Soccerbot model.

The Soccerbot reads current odds and all team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches. In nearly three seasons since its inception, the Soccerbot is up an incredible 1,800 percent on bookmakers' closing odds. 

The Soccerbot has already nailed draws for Argentina-Iceland (+385) and Brazil-Switzerland (+360). It also correctly predicted Iran upsetting Morocco at +275, just to name a few of its big calls. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the Soccerbot has crunched the numbers and generated an optimal money-line selection for Spain-Morocco that is available only at SportsLine.

The model is aware that Spain entered the 2018 World Cup as one of the favorites to hoist the trophy. A positive result against Morocco will see Spain advance to the knockout stage after failing to escape the group stage in 2014. Spain is 9-2 to win the entire World Cup after opening at 8-1.

La Roja has finished on top of their group in three of their last four World Cup appearances. Spain has also won their final group stage game in each of the last eight World Cups.

The Soccerbot also knows Morocco could be in a letdown spot following two agonizing World Cup losses, but is aware the club was 3-0-1 in its prior four matches and is hungry for a win. Morocco laments several missed chances in its 1-0 loss to Portugal. Morocco squandered several scoring chances, then fell behind when Cristiano Ronaldo notched his fourth goal of the tournament.

So which hungry nation wins Monday? Or does it end in a draw? Visit SportsLine now to see the strong Spain-Morocco money-line pick, all from a European soccer expert whose powerful model is up 1,800 percent in less than three years.

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