Scotland v USA, Rugby World Cup Betting Preview

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Scotland are in Rugby World Cup action at Elland Road, Leeds on Sunday when the USA provide the opposition in Pool B

The Scots were boosted by a prefect start when they thrashed Japan 45-10 at Gloucester in midweek. Given we all know what Japan are capable of, the Scots will be absolutely delighted with the bonus point win which was sealed in the second half when they ran in five tries.

The USA have had more than a week to come to terms with their 25-16 defeat to Samoa but they are just one defeat away of almost certain elimination. They did run in a couple of tries against the Samoan’s and the extra rest they have had in comparison to the Scots could be a factor.

The Springboks, who will be in action against Samoa a day before this game takes place, will be keen to see how this one pans out as the Boks still have to face both these teams in a pool which could go down to the wire.

Head to Head

2014 USA 6-24 Scotland

2003 Scotland 39-15 USA

2002 USA 23-65 Scotland

2000 Scotland 53-6 USA

Betting

Handicap

Scotland -22.5 points 9/10

USA +22.5 points at 9/10

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Suggested Bet: USA +22.5 points at 9/10

Scotland should win pretty comfortably but they might not benefit from the sort of opportunities that came their way in the Japan game and USA get our vote to stay within the handicap – but only just.!

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