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
Wednesday 28 August
Vancouver 20:00 Impact De Montreal
Saturday 31 August
Colorado 19:00 New York Red Bulls +525 -227
Chicago 19:30 Columbus
DC United 19:30 Impact De Montreal
Toronto 19:30 New England
Atlanta United 19:30 Philadelphia
FC Cincinnati 20:00 FC Dallas
Houston 20:30 Sporting KC
New York City FC 22:00 Vancouver
Real Salt Lake 22:30 Portland
Orlando City 22:30 San Jose
Sunday 01 September
L.A. Galaxy 18:30 Seattle
Minnesota United 22:30 Los Angeles FC

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 Philadelphia Philadelphia 48 28 14 6 8 51 41 10
2 New York City FC New York City FC 47 26 13 8 5 48 33 15
3 New York Red Bulls New York Red Bulls 41 28 12 5 11 47 42 5
4 DC United DC United 39 29 10 9 10 36 38 -2
5 New England New England 38 27 10 8 9 40 46 -6
6 Toronto Toronto 37 27 10 7 10 43 44 -1
7 Orlando City Orlando City 34 28 9 7 12 35 36 -1
8 Chicago Chicago 33 29 8 9 12 43 42 1
9 Columbus Columbus 30 29 8 6 15 32 43 -11
Western Conference
1 Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake 43 27 13 4 10 40 34 6
2 Seattle Seattle 43 27 12 7 8 42 40 2
3 L.A. Galaxy L.A. Galaxy 42 27 13 3 11 38 41 -3
4 San Jose San Jose 41 27 12 5 10 45 43 2
5 Portland Portland 37 26 11 4 11 42 40 2
6 Sporting KC Sporting KC 34 27 9 7 11 40 45 -5
7 Houston Houston 31 27 9 4 14 38 48 -10
8 Colorado Colorado 27 27 7 6 14 43 54 -11
9 Vancouver Vancouver 27 28 6 9 13 28 48 -20

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.