Jamaica vs. Uruguay Copa America Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/13/16
Uruguay vs. Jamaica
Copa America: Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Levi's Stadium)
The Line: Uruguay -190 / Jamaica +550 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS1, UniMás, UDN, Santa Clara
Jamaica and Uruguay meet late Monday night in the 2016 Copa America at Levi's Stadium.
Jamaica is simply playing for pride in this match after being eliminated and failing to score a single goal this tournament. Jamaica has managed to produce six shots on target overall and has now been shutout in three of its last four matches. Jamaica has allowed 32 total shots and eight of those have been on target, and it’s expected given the limited time the Reggae Boyz have controlled the ball this tournament. Jamaica has held its own and hasn’t been embarrassed given the teams it's played, but it must generate some sort of offense in this match in order to get something out of this tournament. Given the elimination, I expect Jamaica to be a little more aggressive and force the issue at times.
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Uruguay is also eliminated after being outscored 4-1 in its first two matches. Uruguay is coming off a shutout loss to Venezuela. Like Jamaica, Uruguay has struggled on the offensive end with 23 total shots but only four of them have been on target. Diego Godin is the only player for Uruguay to find the back of the net, and Edinson Cavani is the only player to get a shot on target in the last match. Uruguay has to be disappointed with the results after controlling more than 60 percent of the match against Venezuela and ending up with just one shot on goal. Besides a late second half flurry from Mexico, Uruguay has been solid on the defensive side but the lack of offense is the reason it will be eliminated in the group stages for the first time since 1997.
I expect both clubs to be a little loose given that they already know their fate and are simply two teams looking for a moral victory. However, neither team has looked sharp offensively and haven’t been able to create good looks.
I’m going to side with the under based on what we’ve seen.