The National Women's Soccer League has replaced its 2020 season with a 25-game tournament called the NWSL Challenge Cup. It begins June 27 and concludes July 26, all games taking place without fans in the Salt Lake City area. The 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup opener and final will air on CBS, with all other matches streamed on CBS All Access.
Coming off two straight league titles, the North Carolina Courage have opened as +160 favorites (risk $100 to win $160) in the latest NWSL Challenge Cup odds from William Hill, followed by the Chicago Red Stars (3-1), Portland Thorns (5-1) and OL Reign (6-1). Before you make any NWSL Challenge Cup picks, see the latest predictions from SportsLine's proprietary soccer model.
Created by two Norwegians -- professional poker player and sports bettor Jonas Gjelstad, and economics and engineering expert Marius Norheim -- the model analyzes worldwide betting data and exploits market inefficiencies, helping its followers cash in. Over the last three years, the algorithm is up an eye-popping 13,800 percent.
Now, the model has analyzed the NWSL Challenge Cup odds and released a confident pick to win the trophy. You can see it all at SportsLine.
Top 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup predictions
For the NWSL Challenge Cup 2020, the model is fading the Chicago Red Stars, even though they're the second-biggest favorites at 3-1. "They just lost top scorer Sam Kerr to Chelsea," Norheim told SportsLine. "Time will tell whether Yuki Nagasato will step up to fill her shoes in terms of goal-scoring."
The model is also fading the Seattle-based OL Reign since star Megan Rapinoe won't be playing. "Megan is an important member of the squad, and if she were with the rest of the team, [I feel] we would be able to accomplish something big as a club," her coach, Farid Benstiti, told a French website.
How to make 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup picks
The model is highly confident it has the NWSL Challenge Cup bracket winner, and it's also identified a double-digit long shot that is "by far the best value pick," according to Norheim. You can only see who it is here.
So who wins the NWSL Challenge Cup 2020? And which long shot could stun the soccer world? Check out the 2020 NWSL Challenge odds below, then visit SportsLine to get all of the NWSL Challenge Cup picks, all from the proprietary European soccer model that's up an eye-popping 13,800 percent.
NWSL Challenge Cup Odds
North Carolina Courage +160
Chicago Red Stars +300
Portland Thorns +500
OL Reign +600
Utah Royals +800
Washington Spirit +1000
Houston Dash +1000
Sky Blue FC +3000
Orlando Pride +4000