Houston Dash v North Carolina Courage

The North Carolina Courage will try to keep rolling on Saturday when they host a resilient Houston Dash squad in a pivotal NWSL matchup. Saturday's showdown gets underway from WakeMed Soccer Park at 7 p.m. ET and can be streamed on Paramount+ with the Premium plan. The Courage are the top-ranked team in the NWSL standings after winning four of their last five games. The Dash, meanwhile, have secured three wins in their last five outings.

This will be the first meeting between the Courage and Dash this season. The Dash won their first trophy in franchise history last year after winning the NWSL Challenge Cup. North Carolina is the -175 money-line favorite (risk $175 to win $100) in the latest North Carolina Courage vs. Houston Dash odds at William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under is 2.5 goals.

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How to watch North Carolina Courage vs. Houston Dash

  • Date: Saturday, July 17
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Streaming: Paramount+

NWSL picks for Houston Dash vs. North Carolina Courage

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 North Carolina Courage vs. Houston Dash, Herrera is backing the Courage (-175) to walk away victorious. Despite suffering a 2-0 setback against the Washington Spirit last Saturday, Herrera is expecting North Carolina to bounce back with a convincing victory against Houston. The Courage have won four of their last five games, thanks in large part to their sensational defense. In fact, North Carolina has recorded a clean sheet in three of its last five games and the Courage have given up just six goals through their first nine matches this season. 

Houston, meanwhile, has given up 10 goals already this season and the Dash will be missing several key players who will be unavailable due to the Olympics. Both Kristie Mewis and Rachel Daly will miss Saturday's match for the Dash, which leaves major question marks for Houston's offensive attack. 

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