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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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 New York City FC New York City FC 64 34 18 10 6 63 42 21
2 Philadelphia Philadelphia 55 34 16 7 11 58 50 8
3 Toronto Toronto 50 34 13 11 10 57 52 5
4 DC United DC United 50 34 13 11 10 42 38 4
5 New York Red Bulls New York Red Bulls 48 34 14 6 14 53 51 2
6 New England New England 45 34 11 12 11 50 57 -7
7 Chicago Chicago 42 34 10 12 12 55 47 8
8 Columbus Columbus 38 34 10 8 16 39 47 -8
9 Orlando City Orlando City 37 34 9 10 15 44 52 -8
Western Conference
1 Seattle Seattle 56 34 16 8 10 52 49 3
2 Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake 53 34 16 5 13 46 41 5
3 L.A. Galaxy L.A. Galaxy 51 34 16 3 15 58 59 -1
4 Portland Portland 49 34 14 7 13 52 49 3
5 San Jose San Jose 44 34 13 5 16 52 55 -3
6 Colorado Colorado 42 34 12 6 16 58 63 -5
7 Houston Houston 40 34 12 4 18 49 59 -10
8 Sporting KC Sporting KC 38 34 10 8 16 49 67 -18
9 Vancouver Vancouver 34 34 8 10 16 37 59 -22

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.