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Argentina vs. Canada Picks, Odds, Lineups for Copa America 2024

The 2024 Copa America kicks off tonight with defending champions Argentina facing Canada. How will this Copa America opening match play out? Jason Radowitz provides the latest
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Argentina vs. Canada Picks, Odds, Lineups for Copa America 2024

Argentina vs. Canada Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • Start Time: 8:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: FS1

Click here for the latest Argentina vs. Canada odds

The expanded 16-team Copa America will begin with tonight's matchup between Argentina and Canada.

Argentina is the defending champions and will have Lionel Messi on their squad for the tournament. Ultimately, this could be one of Messi's final times putting on an Argentina jersey for his career. He'll turn 37 during the Copa America and hasn't really talked about his plans for the future.

Either way, coach Lionel Scaloni told fans through the media to not worry about the future and just enjoy the now.

Messi has made 140 apperances with the national team and has helped Argentina win multiple major tournaments including the 2021 Copa America and 2022 World Cup.

Let's see if Argentina can start off this tournament with more success.

Take a look at the Argentina vs. Canada odds and betting data below.

Argentina vs. Canada Odds and Betting Data

RESULTODDSIMPLIED CHANCE
Argentina Win-36078.26%
Draw+46017.86%
Canada Win+10009.09

Argentina has a 78.26% chance of defeating Canada tonight with a -360 price tag. Meanwhile, Canada doesn't even have a 10% chance of winning, with odds of +1000.

Finally, a draw is more likely than Canada winning outright. A draw is projected to happen 17.86% of the time, with +460 odds.

Argentina vs. Canada Prediction

Argentina is known for its offensive gems, but the defense probably doesn't get enough credit.

When qualifying for the South American World Cup in 2023, Argentina gave up just .30 goals per 90 minutes. Argentina allowed two goals to Uruguay, but it didn't allow many created chances from Uruguay or any other team during that tie.

Therefore, it'd be shocking to see Canada even find the back of the net tonight. You can get Canada to score no goals at -145.

Argentina vs. Canada Prediction: Canada To Score No Goals (-145) (Bet $145 to collect $245) Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds

Argentina vs. Canada Projected Lineups

Argentina projected lineup: Martinez (GK) — Molina, Romero, Martinez, Tagliafico — De Paul, Fernandez, Paredes, Mac Allister — Messi, Martinez.

Canada projected lineup: Crepeau (GK) — Johnston, Bombito, Cornelius, Davis — Buchanan, Kone, Eustaquio, Millar — Larin, David.

Argentina Copa America Odds

Argentina is the clear favorite to win Group A. They're already -300 to earn first place in this group ahead of Chile, Peru, and Canada.

In addition, Argentina is +175 to win the Copa America, ahead of Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, and the USA.

Also, Messi is +300 to win the Golden Boot, ahead of Vinicius Junior and Darwin Nunez.

Canada Copa America Odds

On the other hand, Canada is +9000 to win the Copa America. They're one of the bottom five teams in the entire tournament. Canada is also expected to finish last place in Group A and are -360 to exit the Copa America in the Group Stage.

Copa America ODDS

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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