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Breaking down betting splits for Orlando City-Portland championship game

The MLS Is Back tournament wraps up on Tuesday with Orlando City and Portland facing off. We break down how to watch the contest on TV and via live online stream, and what the betting splits tell us about public predictions for the match.

Nani of Orlando City shoots to score the second goal during a semifinal match of MLS Is Back Tournament between Orlando City and Minnesota United at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on August 06, 2020 in Reunion, Florida. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The MLS is Back Tournament is almost over, and Orlando City will face off against the Portland Timbers Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET in the championship game. The game will air on ESPN and a live stream will be available on WatchESPN.

Orlando City hadn’t even made the MLS playoffs in its history before this year, but has thrived as the host team. Portland has been much more successful and lost in the MLS Cup as recently as 2018. We have the betting splits for the final game of the tournament below, which provides a look at how the public is picking the match.

Orlando City hasn’t lost a game in the tournament and has tied once. The home team is favored at +143 in regulation on DraftKings Sportsbook and have 37 percent of the handle. The public has placed 38 percent of the total bets on Orlando. Although Nani only has one goal and two assists in the tournament, he’s been a difference maker. Both Orlando’s fullbacks like to get forward and contribute to the attack and help create a ton of chances. If Christian Mueller can end his slump, Orlando will be hard to stop.

The Timbers are slight underdogs in regulation at +175, they command 52 percent of the handle and 40 percent of the total bets. Diego Valeri and Jeremy Ebobisse have three goals apiece in 2020 and will be critical to stopping an Orlando City team that’s playing as well as it ever has.

Bets on a regular time tie (+250) make up 11 percent of the handle and 21 percent of the total bets.

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