El Salvador vs. USA CONCACAF Nations League odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Wednesday’s El Salvador vs. USA odds and lines, with CONCACAF Nations League picks and predictions.

El Salvador welcomes USA to Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador, El Salvador Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the El Salvador vs. USA odds and lines, and make our best USMNT bets, picks and predictions.

The United States Men’s National Team, after playing several friendlies and beating Grenada 5-0 Friday, will take on El Salvador in its second CONCACAF Nations League match.

The USA is in a 3-country group. The USMNT drew Uruguay 0-0 last Sunday and beat Morocco 3-0 June 1. It crushed Grenada behind 4 goals from F Jesus Ferreira.

El Salvador has already played 2 Nations League matches, drawing Grenada 2-2 at home and winning at Grenada 3-1.

While it appears El Salvador may have a capable attack, they had just 9 shots on goal, netting 5 of them. Those same opportunities most likely won’t be available against the USMNT.

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El Salvador vs. USA odds, lines, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: El Salvador +670 (bet $100 to win $670) | USA -270 (bet $270 to win $100) | Draw +330
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -107 | U: -135)

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Prediction

USA 3, El Salvador 1

Money line (ML)

PASS.

The USA absolutely dominated Grenada. They had 68% of the possession and didn’t allow a single shot on target, holding Grenada, who did draw El Salvador, to just 3 shots.

While it is notable that the USMNT’s record is significantly worse on the road than in domestic play, where they crushed Grenada, I still see little way that El Salvador competes.

They’re more in the realm of Grenada and less like a top-15 FIFA team like USA. El Salvador ranks 74th in the world. While at home, El Salvador still shouldn’t get much traction.

At -270, I’m not banking on the USMNT putting their best product on the field and easily winning this battle either.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET OVER 2.5 (-107).

All 3 of the Nations League games that these teams have played have gone over this total. USA beat Grenada 5-0 while El Salvador beat them 3-1 and tied 2-2.

El Salvador has several MLS players on its roster and 31-year-old F Nelson Bonilla who netted 2 against Grenada in the 3-1 victory. While I expect the USA to come out on top, they haven’t allowed a goal in over 270 minutes.

Given the tired legs of D Walker Zimmerman, I expect to see at least 1 goal for the home side.

With the dominant attackers USA has, netting 5 on Grenada and 3 on top-25 Morocco, they should be able to score at will. USA had 25 shots on Grenada, 10 on target.

I expect a similar result as 2 of the USA’s 3 recent performances have gone over this against far more difficult opponents. Combine it all, and I expect the Over 2.5 (-107) to hit.

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Colorado vs. Comunicaciones odds, expert picks and prediction

Analyzing Wednesday’s Colorado vs. Comunicaciones odds and lines, with Champions League picks and predictions.

The Colorado Rapids (0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties) will welcome Comunicaciones FC (1-0-0) to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Wednesday for the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Colordao vs. Comunicaciones odds and lines, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

The Rapids, who begin their MLS season Saturday against LAFC, will need a jolt as they enter this battle down 1-0, losing the first leg Thursday despite out-possessing Comunicaciones.

Colorado failed to get a single shot on target. Both the Rapids’ top goal scorers from a year ago in MLS, F Jonathan Lewis and F Michael Barrios, are both expected to be active.

Midfielder Karel Espino scored Comunicaciones’ lone goal off the bench in the 89th minute. Comunicaciones has been far more active of late, playing two games in the last five days and a total of six so far in February.

Colorado vs. Comunicaciones: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Colorado -280 (bet $280 to win $100) | Comunicaciones +700 (bet $100 to win $700) | Draw +380
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -117 | U: -113)

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Prediction

Colorado 2, Comunicaciones 1 (Comunicaciones advances on away goals)

Money line (ML)

PASS.

Colorado (-280) is too expensive, especially considering it lost in the first leg. I do like BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE? YES (+145) though.

Comunicaciones has scored in four of its last five games and has scored multiple goals in three of them. The Guatemalan club fired off 14 shots in the first leg with just 2 actually on frame.

Colorado has many of the same attacking pieces from a year ago when it totaled 51 goals in 34 MLS matches, giving up 35.

The Rapids were able to break down Comunicaciones on occasion in the first leg but didn’t manage a single shot on target. They ended with 9 shots. They should be able to get on the board at home given their success in the first leg.

Over/Under (O/U)

“LEAN” on the OVER 2.5 (-117).

While I like both to score as my best bet, Comunicaciones has topped 2.5 goals in three of their six matches in February.

Colorado’s legs should be able to help produce some results as it comes in rested and just getting into the new season. The Rapids scored 1.5 goals per game last season.

While the first leg was almost scoreless, I expect a desperate Rapids side to open this game up, especially if it’s knotted late in the second half.

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