Inter Miami CF Battles for Florida Today – March 2

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Inter Miami CF is off to a great start in the 2024 MLS season. The club is 1-1-0 after winning the opening match of the season against Real Salt Lake 2-0. Then, a Lionel Messi goal helped Inter Miami secure a draw in last Saturday’s match against the LA Galaxy. Tonight, Messi and company will take on Orlando City SC at home at Chase Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.

Orlando City is 0-1-0 so far this season, playing to a draw in its first match of the season with Montreal. Orlando travels to Inter Miami for the first time this season. With Messi and Luis Suarez, signed this offseason, Inter Miami CF is the overall betting favorite to win this year’s MLS Cup. Inter Miami is given +250 odds, ahead of LAFC (+750) and last year’s champion Columbus Crew (+870).

Inter Miami Drives Interest in MLS

A year ago, Inter Miami CF was the worst team in MLS. Even with the signing of Messi late in the season, Inter Miami finished the 2023 campaign with a record of 9-7-18. The club finished in 14th place in the 15-team Eastern Conference. 

Messi joined Inter Miami on July 21. His first match was in Leagues Cup play. Messi would go on to lead Inter Miami to the Leagues Cup title. Messi scored 11 goals in 11 games with Inter Miami before missing the end of the season with a hamstring injury. 

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Messi has added millions in value to the Inter Miami franchise

The Argentinian star signed a deal with Inter Miami worth about $12 million per season in salary. His total compensation per year exceeds $20 million. His signing turned a relatively new franchise from a loser into a huge winner. The wins are starting to come on the pitch, but the real wins have come in the form of dollars for Inter Miami. That will only continue as Messi and his club continue to win matches this season.

Who Has Inter Miami Picks?

If you know anything about betting on soccer, there is the potential for some big wins. The three-way moneyline allows soccer bettors to wager on Team A, Team B, or a Draw. Draws happen more often in soccer than in any other sport. Leagues like the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB all have some form of overtime or extra play to determine a winner. 

For example, in today’s Inter Miami-Orlando City matchup, Inter Miami is a -164 favorite to win. Orlando City is a +400 underdog. Bettors can also wager on the teams playing to a draw at +300 odds. Keep in mind that Inter Miami played to a draw last Saturday.

Now, which of our handicappers has picks for Inter Miami-Orlando City today? Well, you’ll have to visit our members’ area to find out. Our guys were at it yesterday once again. Knup Sports had another great day and Sports Hub experts Ryan Davis and Evan Lewis showed their expertise as well.

Let’s recap yesterday’s leaderboard.

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Sports Hub handicappers continue to dominate
  • Out with the bad, in with the good: How do make up for a bad day at the window? Put in 21 picks and go 15-6, that’s how. Knup Sports did just that yesterday and collected $850 in winnings. That puts them up $1155 for the week.
  • Back again: Scott’s Picks were on point last night…6-1 on a combination of NBA and college basketball predictions. For his efforts, Scott earned $490 and the No. 2 spot on yesterday’s leaderboard.
  • An inside job: What if you had inside information on how to make your sports picks? That’s exactly what Sas Insider does on a daily basis. With tons of industry experience, Sas Insider uses its contacts and inside info to do things like this – 18-12, $334. That gives the Insider a whopping $1262 in winnings over the last three days!
  • Sports Hub experts: Ryan Davis nailed his three picks yesterday and hit on the Washington Capitals +106 against the Flyers to take home $306. Evan Lewis also went 3-0 and collected $300 on three standard -110 bets. The pair are both Sports Hub exclusive cappers and have been performing well over the last week.
  • The guy to watch today: Geovanny Araya is our soccer expert. Geo has been so good as of late, he is No. 1 on our 30-day leaderboard. He bets only on soccer and he’s up $974 for the week and $2421 for the last 30 days. You might want to see what he’s betting on today.

Saturday Is Like Christmas for Bettors

Is Geo betting on Inter Miami? You’ll have to see for yourself. Check the Sports Hub members’ area today. There is a ton of sports action on the schedule. Let our expert cappers help you narrow down the field and find some real value out there. There’s plenty of sports to choose from.

Here’s what you could be betting on today.

  1. Quest for 40K: There are just five games on the NBA schedule, but one of those is Denver at the Los Angeles Lakers. The defending champion Nuggets have been suffocating opponents. LeBron James needs nine points to become the first player in league history to score 40,000 career points.
  2. Ice time: It’s a huge day on the ice with 13 games on tap. There is the ABC doubleheader which starts in Detroit. The red-hot Red Wings will host the Florida Panthers at 3 p.m. ET. Vegas is at Buffalo in the night game, starting at 7 p.m. ET.
  3. MLS is back: It’s Saturday No. 2 in MLS. There are 13 matches scheduled. MLS Cup favorite Inter Miami CF hosts Orlando City SC. 
  4. Spring training grind: MLB’s exhibition season continues with 15 games today. All of them are afternoon games.
  5. Let the madness begin: It’s the first Saturday in March and the madness is about to start. A full slate of college basketball is on the schedule today and there are some key matchups of ranked opponents. No. 7 Kansas is at No. 14 Baylor in a Big 12 battle. No. 5 Marquette travels to No. 12 Creighton and No. 4 Tennessee is at No. 14 Alabama in a key SEC matchup. There are also three more Mountain West games today that will affect who makes this year’s NCAA tournament. 
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Baylor hosts Kansas today
  1. More soccer: The English Premier League, LALIGA, and Bundesliga are all playing today and there are a total of 17 matches among the three leagues. Italy’s Serie A has three more and Ligue 1 in France has two. Check the SportsHub database for soccer picks.
  2. ATP Tour: We’re getting down to the nitty gritty at the Movistar Chile tournament and the Abierto Mexicano in Acapulco, Mexico. The finals in each event are tomorrow.
  3. WTA Tour: The women’s tour continues with finals set for tomorrow in the Cymbiotika San Diego Open and the ATX Open in Austin, Texas.
  4. Fore!: It’s Round 3 of the Cognizant Classic. It’s already underway and favorite Rory McIlroy is tied for sixth. Bud Cauley is currently in the lead. 
  5. MMA: It’s UFC Fight Night 238 tonight. The heavyweight main event pits Jairzinho Rozenstruik (13-5-0) against Shamil Gaziev (12-0-0). Get ready for all of today’s action by checking out our UFC Fight Night 238 predictions, odds, and preview.
  6. Formula 1: Three-time champ Max Verstappen will run from the pole looking for another victory in today’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

LeBron Goes for 40,000

With nine points tonight, LeBron James will become the first NBA player to score 40,000 career points. James has been rolling lately. He had 34 on Wednesday in a win over the Clippers and followed it up with 31 on Thursday in a victory over Washington in overtime. The Lakers host Denver tonight at Crypto.com Arena.

LeBron isn’t the only athlete trending.

  • Acuna matata: Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. was scratched from yesterday’s spring training game due to soreness in his right knee. He will be evaluated and could miss Opening Day.
  • Westbrook out: Russell Westbrook, who’s been coming off the bench for the Clippers, fractured a hand and will be out indefinitely. That will create an issue with the Clippers depth.
  • The ongoing saga of Caleb Williams: Potential No. 1 NFL draft picks Caleb Williams will not undergo medical testing and will not release any medical records to NFL teams. It’s just the latest in William’s song-and-dance routine with the NFL. He will not throw or go through any drills at the NFL combine either.
  • C-note: Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon hit his 100th point of the season last night. He had a goal and an assist in the Avs 5-0 win over Chicago. MacKinnon is second in the league in points. Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov has 104 points.

Enjoy all of the action today. Keep it tuned here to Sports Hub to get you through today and the rest of the weekend. Come back tomorrow and we’ll do this all again!