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Lionel Messi prop bets, odds and picks for Argentina vs. Canada in Copa America semifinal | Sporting News



Lionel Messi prop bets, odds and picks for Argentina vs. Canada in Copa America semifinal | Sporting News

Argentina’s bid to defend its Copa America championship continues against Canada in a semifinal match that starts at 8 p.m. ET on FS1.

Lionel Messi, 37, has played in more Copa America games than any other player. Messi is a magnet for prop bets at top-rated sportsbooks, and tonight will be no different.

Let’s examine Messi prop bets, odds and picks for the Argentina vs. Canada Copa America semfinal.

Lionel Messi scoring prop bets at DraftKings

Check out goal-scoring props and odds for Messi vs. Canada at DraftKings. 

  • Anytime goal scorer +100
  • First goal scorer +290
  • Last goal scorer +290
  • 2+ goals +500
  • 3+ goals +2500 

Messi has 13 goals in Copa America competition, but he’s yet to find the back of the net in this year’s tournament. He even missed a penalty kick in Argentina’s last game against Ecuador.

With two potential games remaining and starting tonight, Messi needs five goals to become the player with the most in Copa America history. That’s asking a lot, but we think he gets at least one tonight at even money odds.

FanDuel prop odds on Messi to have an assist 

Messi remains scoreless, but he’s recorded assists on three of Argentina’s goals. That’s good for an average of one per game, as Messi missed the match against Peru due to a leg injury. FanDuel offers the following odds on Messi tonight vs. Canada:

  • Messi to have anytime assist +170  
  • Messi to score or assist -190 
  • Messi to have two+ goal involvements (goals or assists) +185

Messi’s been in playmaker mode for Argentina, and we like his chances to tally another assist against Canada. Since we’re backing him to score as well, two goal involvements is a logical play. There’s too much juice on one goal or assist here.   

Caesars Sportsbook prop odds on Messi & Martinez both to score for Argentina

This is a fun one with Caesars dealing +350 odds on both of Argentina’s stars to score. Lautaro Martínez leads the Golden Boot standings as the tournament’s leading scorer with four goals.

Martinez scored in the 88th minute of Argentina’s opening Copa America match, which also saw Julian Alvarez tally in the 2-0 win over this Canada team.  

Given the due factor with Messi, we’ll take a shot on both to score tonight vs. Canada. Good luck with all of your Copa America bets!  

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