USMNT vs. Panama prediction, odds, start time: 2024 Copa America picks, June 27 bets by soccer expert

USMNT vs. Panama prediction, odds, start time: 2024 Copa America picks, June 27 bets by soccer expert

The United States Men’s National Team will look to move closer to clinching their spot in the knockout stage when they meet Panama in a 2024 Copa America Group C match on Thursday. The teams will be meeting for the first time since last July, when they played to a 1-1 draw in the Concacaf Gold Cup. In their last 12 matches, the Americans are 7-4-1, including an impressive 1-1 draw with Brazil on June 12. Panama are 2-4 in their last six matches, defeating Guyana 2-0 on June 6 and Montserrat 3-1 on June 9.

Kickoff from Mercedes-Benz Stadium is set for 6 p.m. ET. The Americans are listed as the -270 favorites (risk $270 to win $100) in the latest Panama vs. USMNT odds, with Panama the +800 underdogs. A draw is priced at +370 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any USMNT vs. Panama picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Brandt Sutton has to say.

Sutton is a former collegiate soccer player and has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor since 2017. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most informed decisions possible.

Sutton finished the 2022-23 Champions League season with a 16-7 record (+8.93 units) on SportsLine’s UCL pick sheet and is 25-20-2 (+3.20) in 2023-24. He also finished 2022 as SportsLine’s No. 1 soccer expert with a 165-130-2 mark, returning nearly $2,200 for $100 players and is 139-136-5 since the 2022 World Cup.

Now, Sutton has broken down USMNT vs. Panama from every angle and locked in his picks and Copa America 2024 predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Sutton’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Panama vs. USMNT:

  • USA vs. Panama money line: United States -270, Draw +370, Panama +800
  • USA vs. Panama over/under: 2.5 goals
  • USQ vs. Panama spread: USMNT -1.5 (+105)
  • USA: Over their last five matches, the U.S. have outscored their opponents 9-7
  • PAN: Since March, Panama have been outscored 9-6 in six matches
  • USA vs. Panama picks: See picks here

Why the USMNT can win

Forward Ricardo Pepi peppered the net in Sunday’s win over Bolivia, registering six shots with four on target. He was named the Major League Soccer Young Player of the Year in 2021 and is an up-and-coming star for the Americans. In 26 matches as a member of the national team, the 21-year-old has recorded 10 goals, including seven in 10 appearances in 2023. Pepi plays professionally in the Netherlands for PSV in the Eredivisie. In 27 league games this past season, he scored seven times and had nine goals in 40 matches overall.

Midfielder Giovanni Reyna, 21, also powers the Americans. He had one shot in the victory on Sunday and has eight goals in 29 appearances since joining the team in 2020. He scored his first goal of 2024 in a 2-0 win over Mexico in March. In a 4-0 win over Ghana in a friendly in October, he recorded two goals. See which team to pick here.

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Why Panama can win 

Forward Jose Luis Rodriguez registered two shots, including one on target, against Uruguay. The 26-year-old joined the Panamanian squad in 2018 and has scored six goals in 48 appearances. He had two goals during 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying earlier this month, scoring a goal in a 2-0 win over Guyana on June 6, and a goal in a 3-1 win over Montserrat on June 9. He also scored a pair of goals this past fall during the Concacaf Nations League A.

Panama is also led by 30-year-old forward Jose Fajardo. He registered three shots in Sunday’s loss to Uruguay in the Copa America opener. He has played in 47 matches for the national team since joining the side in 2017. In that time, he has scored 11 goals. During 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifications, he scored Panama’s second goal in a 3-1 victory over Montserrat on June 9. See which team to pick here.

How to make Panama vs. USMNT picks

Sutton has broken down USMNT vs. Panama from every possible angle and locked in a confident best bet. Head to SportsLine now to see what it is

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