MLS Betting Lines

Major League Soccer played its inaugural season in 1996, with ten teams competing to win a league championship. The league now includes teams in Canada and the United States, and by 2020, 24 franchises are projected to compete. In the meantime, MLS betting lines have become more popular around the world as stars such as David Villa continue to attract international attention to North American pro soccer. [+]

Over the next decade, the MLS looks to rival other soccer leagues around the world in terms of quality of play on the pitch, which is the next step to evolving into an entity that rivals other major American pro sports associations.

MLS Betting Lines Today

When you’re looking for MLS betting lines today, you’ll be able to find the latest numbers for all the matchups on this section of the site. We update the moneylines by sourcing the latest odds through the most popular and reputable sportsbooks in the industry.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Thursday 25 May
FT Dallas Burn 1 - 2 Chicago +320 -120 Odds
Friday 26 May
Columbus 19:00 Toronto +325 -110 Odds
Saturday 27 May
Portland 14:30 Seattle +362 -119 Odds
DC United 19:00 Vancouver +491 -147 Odds
New England 19:30 New York Red Bulls +350 -118 Odds
Orlando City 20:00 Minnesota United +230 +124 Odds
Kansas City 20:00 Colorado +187 +170 Odds
Philadelphia 20:00 Real Salt Lake +255 +118 Odds
L.A. Galaxy 22:00 San Jose +355 -106 Odds
Sunday 28 May
New York City FC 17:00 Atlanta United +290 +105 Odds
Houston 20:00 Dallas Burn +485 -152 Odds

MLS Standings

Updates for the MLS standings take place after every matchday. Comparing the record of eastern and western conference teams before betting on them increases the accuracy of your wager. You’ll also be able to find offensive and defensive stats on this part of the site.

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# team pts P W D L GF GA +/-
Eastern Conference
1 Toronto Toronto 26 13 7 5 1 21 12 9
2 Chicago Chicago 24 13 7 3 3 23 16 7
3 New York City FC New York City FC 20 12 6 2 4 22 13 9
4 Orlando City Orlando City 20 12 6 2 4 14 17 -3
5 Columbus Columbus 19 13 6 1 6 20 19 1
6 New York Red Bulls New York Red Bulls 17 13 5 2 6 13 19 -6
7 Philadelphia Philadelphia 16 12 4 4 4 19 15 4
8 New England New England 16 12 4 4 4 20 17 3
9 DC United DC United 11 11 3 2 6 9 19 -10
Western Conference
1 Kansas City Kansas City 22 13 6 4 3 16 9 7
2 Houston Houston 19 12 6 1 5 22 20 2
3 San Jose San Jose 19 13 5 4 4 14 14 0
4 Portland Portland 18 12 5 3 4 22 20 2
5 Vancouver Vancouver 16 11 5 1 5 15 16 -1
6 L.A. Galaxy L.A. Galaxy 14 11 4 2 5 15 17 -2
7 Seattle Seattle 13 12 3 4 5 16 19 -3
8 Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake 11 13 3 2 8 11 24 -13
9 Colorado Colorado 7 11 2 1 8 9 17 -8

Betting On MLS Soccer

The MLS has changed drastically over the past two decades, becoming a truly international league in the process. A designated player rule that altered the salary cap structure in 2007 allowed teams to lure international stars to the league, greatly improving the level of play.

This also had the effect of sparking further expansion, as a total of thirteen additional teams will compete by the time 2020 rolls around. Historically, the MLS betting has been dominated by western conference teams, who have won more than 80% of the MLS Cups since the year 2000.

Evidence of a higher level of play in the west includes the fact that the Supporters’ Shield was won by east teams nine times during this era, showing that eastern powers have an easier time earning points during the regular season. With the addition of Minnesota, Atlanta, Miami and a second Los Angeles team over the next few years, the competitive landscape will continue to change. With the rise of NYC FC, the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC, there’s little chance that the west will continue to win eight out of ten MLS Cups in the future.

The home field advantage experienced by MLS teams is another aspect that fans should consider before they place a wager. Win rates for home sides tend to be roughly double the winning percentage of teams which play on the road, far exceeding the home advantage experienced in the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL. This trend sharpens during the playoffs, resulting in a winning ratio that exceeds 70% for home teams playing in the MLS Cup.

Another difficulty facing wagering fans is the fact that MLS matches can end in a draw game. For those proficient at predicting draws, the profit potential is significant. However, for casual betting fans who want to add a bit of spice to the action, choosing between three outcomes instead of two reduces the chance that their bet will win.