MLS Betting Odds

Beginning operation in 1996, the Major League Soccer is the new kid on the block when it comes to North American sports league. Even though it is a new league, MLS has made a name for itself by providing fans with high quality and offensively potent soccer, while attracting some of the world’s top talent. Bettors can find all the best MLS betting odds right here through the entire season which begins in March and continues all the way until the MLS Cup winner is crowned in early December. 

MLS Odds Today

The following widget helps you keep track of MLS odds today, which may change as gameday approaches. A variety of factors influence the likely winner of a matchup, making it worth your while to double-check odds before committing to a bet. 

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Away Score Home Money Line
Saturday 17 June
FT Seattle 1 - 2 New York City FC +275 +100 Odds
Columbus 19:00 Atlanta United +350 -119 Odds
Chicago 19:30 New England +265 +109 Odds
Impact De Montreal 19:30 Orlando City +327 -105 Odds
DC United 20:00 Toronto +800 -244 Odds
Kansas City 21:00 San Jose +193 +170 Odds
Portland 21:30 Colorado +222 +145 Odds
Dallas Burn 22:00 Vancouver +225 +143 Odds
Minnesota United 22:00 Real Salt Lake +375 -127 Odds
Houston 23:00 L.A. Galaxy +210 +145 Odds
Sunday 18 June
New York Red Bulls 17:00 Philadelphia +204 +150 Odds

MLS Standings

During the 34-game regular season, the MLS standings change frequently, reflecting trends, hot streaks and periods of uninspiring play. Tracking the eastern and western conference during the year helps you understand the trajectory of a franchise before you place your wager.

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# team pts P W D L GF GA +/-
Eastern Conference
1 Toronto Toronto 29 15 8 5 2 26 15 11
2 Chicago Chicago 28 15 8 4 3 25 16 9
3 New York City FC New York City FC 27 16 8 3 5 29 20 9
4 Orlando City Orlando City 24 15 7 3 5 16 18 -2
5 Columbus Columbus 22 16 7 1 8 24 26 -2
6 New York Red Bulls New York Red Bulls 20 15 6 2 7 15 21 -6
7 New England New England 20 15 5 5 5 26 21 5
8 Philadelphia Philadelphia 16 14 4 4 6 20 18 2
9 DC United DC United 15 14 4 3 7 10 21 -11
Western Conference
1 Kansas City Kansas City 26 16 7 5 4 20 11 9
2 Houston Houston 23 15 7 2 6 27 22 5
3 Portland Portland 21 14 6 3 5 24 21 3
4 Vancouver Vancouver 19 13 6 1 6 18 18 0
5 San Jose San Jose 19 15 5 4 6 16 20 -4
6 Seattle Seattle 19 16 5 4 7 19 24 -5
7 L.A. Galaxy L.A. Galaxy 18 13 5 3 5 19 19 0
8 Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake 14 16 4 2 10 15 35 -20
9 Colorado Colorado 13 13 4 1 8 12 18 -6

MLS Betting Tips

Those looking for MLS betting tips should remain aware of the trends affect the league throughout its history, as well as recent and upcoming changes that promise to upset the balance of power.

After the first four years were dominated by east coast teams such as the Chicago Fire and DC United, the west established a run of MLS Cup success by earning 13 championships since the turn of the century. The Los Angeles Galaxy drove these results, earning five cup wins in nine appearances. Losing five MLS Cup finals, the New England Revolution’s inability to win the big game also contributed to this trend.

When you consider that the east has earned nine Supporters’ Shields during this period, it appears that the top teams in the east face less difficult competition than western sides.

Another trend to keep an eye on revolves around the difficulty of winning on the road in the MLS. When you look at the statistics, home teams typically have a win rate of 50% or more for the regular season, while road squads tend to win between 20-25% of their games.

This gap between home and road win ratios proves a heavy advantage for teams playing on friendly pitches. The MLS Cup features a 70% win rate for sides playing at home, increasing the bias against road teams in this matchup scenario.

One of the most significant recent changes to playoff competition has resulted in home advantage during the MLS Cup for the conference finalist with the best regular season record. This announcement took effect in the 2012 season, and will likely lead to a more even distribution of MLS championships among the east and the west.

The expansion of the MLS represents another big change to the competitive landscape, as Atlanta and Minnesota start play in 2017, joined by a second Los Angeles team in 2018. Over the next few years, Miami will soon announce their return to the MLS, with additional franchises likely to join the fray over the upcoming decade. This will force established teams to work harder to find and retain talent, raising the bar for all MLS franchises.