• MLS Friday: Orlando City vs Real Salt Lake

    Written by Rohit Ghosh
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    MLS Analyst Preview: Orlando City vs Real Salt Lake

    Friday night features some MLS action on ESPN as an out-of-form Orlando City SC heads west against a struggling Real Salt Lake (RSL) squad.

    Losers of four of their last five matches, RSL will look to get back on track in the West standings - currently in the No. 10 slot with 17 points. The recent struggles were all on the road, though, and the home crowd should help turn things around.


    Vegas Odds vs AccuScore Simulation Data

    Vegas odds have RSL as slight home favorites to get the win, listed at -125 on the money line at the time of publication. That indicates about a 54.4 percent chance of winning.

    AccuScore data has that probability much lower, just under 43 percent. AccuScore sim data would have listed RSL at about +130 on the money line.

    Taking a look at the standings, there's some value in the UNDER and the draw in this matchup. With Orlando City having scored just two goals in their last five road matches, recent play indicates a pick on the UNDER.

    AccuScore sim data, however, doesn't provide much value on either side of the total.

    Make sure to check out the full simulation to get insight on side value picks and potential in a draw in this matchup.

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    Analyst's Last Word

    Despite the difference in the money line winning probabilities between odds and sim data, a pick on the home side is attractive. RSL isn't having a great season, but they have been solid at home - winning three in a row there. They're a shade over EVEN odds and it's fairly attractive.

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  • The USA’s Top 5 Favorite Sports to Bet On

    Betting is a huge industry in the United States. If you are a sports fan in the US, you’ve likely placed a bet, at least once, according to the statistics. But, what are the favorite sports to bet on? Certainly, the American population has a deep passion for sports. In this article, we would like to explore which five sports are the favorites.

    Sports Betting in USA

    Before we talk about the sports, it is only natural that we discuss sports betting in the USA in general. After all, the hobby is a huge source of entertainment for many people. In 2023, most notable sports betting happens online. In large part, thanks to the online sportsbooks that have become so popular in the past two decades.

    For those who don’t know, online bookies are the big thing in sports betting right now. You can check out the Novibet sports betting section, and you will see a wide variety of sports that the site covers. Among them are all of the US’ favorites. Speaking of which, it is finally time to get into the meat and potatoes of this article, and discuss the USA’s top five favorite betting sports.


    Football, or American football as it is known around the world, is by far the most popular sport in the USA. Americans love football, and events within the sport have become a huge cultural ordeal. We are of course discussing the Super Bowl here, which is one of the most popular even in the world of sports.

    Football has slowly been growing in popularity all around the world. Japan, Great Britain, and Germany have especially been enamored. However, it still primarily remains a USA-centered sport. It seems the rest of the world prefers soccer.


    Major League Soccer has been gaining a lot of traction recently. In 2022, the organization surpassed the NHL, not just in terms of revenue, but also in terms of sport popularity. That is right, soccer is now the fourth most-watched game in the USA. Naturally, it is also one of the most popular betting sports.


    Next to soccer, basketball is the biggest sport in the world, watched by over 2 billion enthusiasts worldwide. The National Basketball Association is America’s basketball governing body, and one of the most successful basketball organizations globally.

    Thanks to the popularity of the 1990s Chicago Bulls team, spearheaded by Michael Jordan, NBA basketball has become a global phenomenon. In 2023, people from all over the world enjoy watching America’s best teams compete for the championship title.


    Baseball is often called America’s favorite pastime for good reason. The sport is huge in the country. Not only that, but it has garnered a huge following outside the USA too. Asian countries especially have a deep love for baseball, and baseball betting.


    Finally, we reach combat sports. Of the two combat sports that dominate the world right now, MMA and boxing, the latter remains the more popular. Though, not by much, and not for long. Still, boxing is an incredibly popular sport to bet on, especially in the USA, where some of the greatest boxers of all time come from.

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