September 22, 2021

NWSL picks, odds, Paramount+ live stream, how to watch: Pride vs. Thorns predictions for Aug. 14

The Portland Thorns will try to keep rolling on Saturday when visit a resilient Orlando Pride squad in a pivotal NWSL matchup. Saturday’s showdown gets underway from Exploria Stadium at 7 p.m. ET and can be streamed on Paramount+ with the Premium plan. The Thorns are the top-ranked team in the NWSL standings after winning four of their last five games. The Pride, meanwhile, enter Saturday’s match fresh off an impressive 2-0 victory over the Chicago Red Stars on the road.

The Thorns and Pride last squared off on July 18, with Portland winning 2-1 at home. The Thorns registered 20 shots in that contest, while Orlando mustered just two. Portland is the +140 money-line favorite (risk $100 to win $140) in the latest Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The Pride are +185 underdogs, while a draw would return +250. You can catch all the action on Paramount+.

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How to watch Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns

  • Date: Saturday, August 14
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Streaming: Paramount+

NWSL picks for Portland Thorns vs. Orlando Pride

Before you tune in to Saturday’s NWSL match, you need to see the NWSL picks from women’s soccer expert Sandra Herrera. She is CBS Sports’ women’s soccer analyst and has been reporting on the game for more than five years. Providing insight both internationally and domestically, she has covered local markets, NWSL drafts and NWSL finals. She knows the women’s game inside and out.

For Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns, Herrera is predicting the match to end in a draw (+250). Portland has secured four consecutive victories, but the Thorns have narrowly escaped with wins in those matches. The Thorns have catapulted to the top of the NWSL standings behind strong offensive and defensive play. In fact, Portland ranks first in the league in both goals scored (20) and goals conceded (seven). However, Portland has registered five or fewer shots on target in three of its last four games. 

Orlando, meanwhile, will get a number of key players back from the Summer Olympics, including Brazil’s Marta, who has three assists and one goal in 10 appearances for the Pride this season. Marta has scored 112 goals for Brazil and can create havoc in the midfield to break down Portland’s back line. 

“While the Thorns have the better record and momentum as the visiting side, Portland’s victories have been the results of slim and narrow score lines,” Herrera told SportsLine. “While a bet for a Thorns win could be safe, Orlando’s ability to score late goals could pave the way to a draw and a bigger betting reward.”

How to watch the NWSL on Paramount+

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