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Roger Gonzalez
Roger Gonzalez
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Gonzalez is an award-winning writer who has covered pro soccer from Europe to South America. Gonzalez started out his pro soccer writing career while in college at Virginia Tech, writing for Goal.com. He's also covered the Copa America, Champions League, Copa Libertadores, and much more. Since 2015, he's been the lead soccer writer for CBS Sports. For Roger Gonzalez media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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World Cup | Serbia 0 @ Brazil 2 | 11/24 | 7:00 PM UTC

Brazil -1.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: Brazil are one of the favorites, but Serbia have some real quality. It's just that the South Americans are so loaded everywhere on the pitch, and because they love to hold on to the ball, I expect them to score multiple times. Serbia could get a goal through a star like Dusan Vlahovic, but with Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Vinicius Jr., a barrage of chances to score should come Brazil's way. This feels like a game where Brazil can win a penalty against an aggressive Serbian defense. I think there's a better than 50/50 chance they cover, so getting plus odds makes it a great value play.

+330 3-0 IN LAST 3 WCS PICKS

World Cup | Canada 0 @ Belgium 1 | 11/23 | 7:00 PM UTC

Belgium -0.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: Belgium are without star striker Romelu Lukaku, but I still love them to win here. Canada are a surprising participant at this World Cup, benefiting from what was a poor qualification zone in Concacaf. With Kevin de Bruyne leading the charge, the Red Devils get the job done here to start the tournament off on a high note. Don't forget, Thibaut Courtois in one of the very best goalkeepers in the world. He can take over a game, but he shouldn't have to deal with too much trouble.

+330 3-0 IN LAST 3 WCS PICKS

World Cup | Saudi Arabia 2 @ Argentina 1 | 11/22 | 10:00 AM UTC

OVER 2.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: There are some injury concerns in the Argentina camp ahead of this one, but the reigning Copa America winners are just on an incredible run of form over the last couple years and should have the majority of their key players here. They are unbeaten in their last 36 matches and have superstar Lionel Messi leading the attack. They'll want to keep the good vibes going, and I suspect Argentina will score three goals themselves in this game, so I'm taking the OVER. I wouldn't be shocked if it hits by the hour mark as Saudi Arabia are clearly outmatched.

+330 3-0 IN LAST 3 WCS PICKS