USA vs Bolivia Betting Guide: Will USMNT Earn 3 Points in Opener

The USMNT has dominated Bolivia in recent play, but will the 'Golden Generation' live up to the hype in the opener?
USA vs Bolivia Betting Guide
We're banking on a Timothy Weah goal in the USMNT opener against Bolivia

Copa America play kicks off tonight with Argentina (-350) taking on Canada (+950) at 8 PM EDT. For the US Men's National Team, group play will kick off on Sunday with a 6 PM EDT matchup with Bolivia.

USA opens as a heavy betting favorite and with good reason. The USMNT opened as a -525 favorite over Bolivia (+1300). The total is set at 2.5 goals, juiced to the over at -165.

In this article, we will share our prediction for the game as well as our best bet, best player prop bet, and favorite same game parlay.

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Best Bet: USA -2.25 (+125)

The USA is going to win this game, they've throttled Bolivia in their last 2 meetings 4-0 and 3-0. This USMNT is considerably better than both of those teams and we think they repeat that performance by winning by at least 3 goals again on Sunday.

It's also worth pointing out that Bolivia has had a ton of issues already in these Copa games. Players have had issues with papers and 16-year-old midfielder Moisés Paniagua is not with the team because he failed to get permission from one of his parents.

Bolivia lost each of its 3 games leading up to Copa by a combined score of 7-1.

After a disappointing performance against Columbia, USMNT surprised with a strong outing against Brazil, earning a 1-1 draw in that game. USA is currently ranked 11th in the world, which is 3rd among Copa teams, behind Argentina and Brazil and just ahead of Columbia and Uruguay.

Best Prop Bet: Timothy Weah Anytime Goal (+225)

It is worth waiting to see if and where Weah is in the USMNT lineup before placing this bet, but assuming he starts on the wing, he is a good bet to score on Sunday.

Weah scored the lone US goal against Columbia and is in solid form heading into these games. After a midseason hamstring injury, Weah appeared in 20 of Juventus' final 22 matches.

Weah brings experience and pace to the USMNT lineup. The latter could give this weak Bolivian defense major issues in the opening game of the group stages. We'll take the plus-money value and make a Weah goal our best player prop bet.

Best Same Game Parlay Bet

We will turn to DraftKings for our Same Game Parlay pick for Sunday. Let's bet on a 3-0 or 4-0 finish for the USA. Here is how we would construct a SGP to match that scoreline:

  • Bolivia under 0.5 goals

  • Over 2.5 total goals

  • Christian Pulisic anytime goal

The odds on this same game parlay are +425 and are considerably better than replacing the Bolivia total with a USMNT moneyline win (+190 odds).

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