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The Round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup gets underway Saturday, when USA takes on Netherlands. Handicapper Ben Rajavuori is here with the best prop bets for USA vs. Netherlands. See his USA vs. Netherlands predictions and prop bets.

USA vs. Netherlands Prop Picks, Predictions: Lock in These World Cup Round of 16 Best Bets

Netherlands vs. USA Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • When: Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: FOX, Peacock TV

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USA vs. Netherlands Predictions

While others may have doubted us, the U.S. has advanced out of the group stage to set up a date with the Netherlands in the Round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup. USA's defense has been the story, as the defense has only allowed one goal all tournament, and that lone goal was a penalty. The Netherlands advanced with no surprise, as the team is ranked 8th in the FIFA rankings. What should we expect in this game?

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USA vs. Netherlands Top Pick

USA 1st Half +.25 (-125) (Bet $100 to Collect $175) Click Here for odds with DraftKings Sportsbook

Can the U.S. win this game? That is a tough question to answer, but an easier assumption is to assume the U.S. can at least take this match into halftime tied. The U.S. have not allowed a single goal in the first half through their first three matches of the World Cup, including their game against 5th-ranked England. The U.S. defense has held strong and looked nearly impenetrable, except for a simple mistake fouling Wales in the box. Aside from that, it has been a dominant performance in the backfield. The U.S. has limited set pieces and has won the corner battle in every match.

When you look at how the United States games have gone so far, it has been excellent first halves, followed by shakier second halves. Some of that stems from Gregg Berhalter's decisions, but he does deserve credit for preparing the team well heading into the first half of their matches. For the first half of the game against England, it looked like the U.S. would jump out to an early lead, but they couldn't quite finish off any of their chances. If the U.S. scores in this game, I like the odds of it being in the first half compared to the second.

Conversely, three of the five goals the Netherlands have scored in the World Cup have come in the second half. Looking back to their qualifiers, 21 of their 33 goals were scored after halftime. They look like the opposite team from the U.S. because they come out slow and turn it up as the game progresses. The U.S. has been the opposite.

USA vs. Netherlands Prop Pick

Total Corners Under 8.5 (-110) (Bet $100 to Collect $190) Click Here for odds with DraftKings Sportsbook

If you read my articles for the first three games, you know how much I love taking the corner bets for the U.S. We won two of those three bets, all of which bet the over in some fashion, but for this match, I like the under. The Netherlands have combined for under 8.5 corners in 7 of their last 8 matches and went under this total in two of their group stage matches, with the lone over coming with 13 corners in their match against Senegal. On the other side, the U.S. have combined for under 8.5 corners in 7 of their last 8 matches, with their lone over coming against fast-paced England. The U.S. has been racking up corner kicks in the last few matches, but their defense has been limiting them. While their forwards have put pressure on opposing defenses and created many corner-kick opportunities, I expect the U.S. to play a slower-paced match in the knockout round, given that this is a one-and-done match. They do not need to force the pace for three points like in their last match, and the defense has been good enough to rely on. The Netherlands isn't a team that typically forces too many corners, so this one should stay under 8.5.

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Ben Rajavuori is a handicapper out of Minneapolis, MN. He has been creating sports content for almost four years now and is an expert in all things NFL, MLB, NBA, UFC, and NCAAB. Ben thrives on diving deep into statistics to find the best angle on every bet. You can follow him on Twitter @WeBeatTheSpread.


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