The countdown towards Nation’s League, Gold Cup, and World Cup Qualifying is underway for the USMNT who will suit up on Thursday March 25th in an international friendly against the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica. It will be an opportunity for Greg Berhalter to continue to gel his team towards qualifying in CONCACAF.

Christian Pulisic, Zack Steffen, Gio Reyna, John Brooks, and Tim Weah will be featured in the U.S. squad while Jamaica will have Jamal Lowe, Andre Gray, and Omar Holness on their team. The oddsmakers at FanDuel have placed their odds for this regional matchup.

For bettors this game presents an opportunity to practice some betting options if you are new to soccer. The US has a favorable history against Jamaica, we will present some picks that may be profitable.

USMNT vs Jamaica Outright

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The US is the odds-on favorite at -195, with Jamaica paying out +460. Don’t expect an upset in this contest as the USMNT have 16 wins to Jamaica’s 3 victories. If the bettor picks the USMNT it would be wise to place a high bet to get back a good return, $100 would give you $50 in earnings.

USMNT vs Jamaica Picks

Darlington Nagbe of the United States dribbles away from #8 Oniel Fisher of Jamaica during the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final (Getty)

A good way to bet on a favorite and make good money is to place a bet on the correct score. The USMNT has beaten CONCACAF opposition 6-2 (Panama), and 6-0 against El Salvador, so picking a USA win at 4-0 at +2500 would be a risky but at the same time a reasonable bet.

Betting on the over 3.5 goals for this contest looks like a safe bet at +230 since the USMNT has scored a lot of goals against CONCACAF opposition and the opposing team might score as well, as was the case against Panama.

USMNT vs Jamaica both halves

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The US has scored a lot and often against CONCACAF teams and a good betting option would be wagering that the USMNT will score in both halves of the game. At +290 it’s a good option since the US usually scores in both halves against CONCACAF teams in friendly matches.