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 08 August
FT Houston 2 - 3 New York City FC +550 -192
Saturday 10 August
FT New England 3 - 3 Seattle +320 -119
FT FC Cincinnati 2 - 2 Columbus +480 -164
FT Orlando City 1 - 1 Toronto +480 -192
FT Minnesota United 3 - 5 FC Dallas +400 -143
FT Real Salt Lake 2 - 1 Sporting KC +384 -147
FT San Jose 1 - 2 Colorado +160 +175
FT Impact De Montreal 2 - 3 Chicago +431 -154
FT Vancouver 1 - 3 Portland +750 -270
Sunday 11 August
FT New York City FC 1 - 2 Atlanta United +348 -133
FT Houston 1 - 2 Philadelphia +421 -147
FT L.A. Galaxy 1 - 2 DC United +130 +205
HT New York Red Bulls 2 - 2 Los Angeles FC +600 -238

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 Philadelphia Philadelphia 45 26 13 6 7 48 38 10
2 DC United DC United 39 26 10 9 7 34 32 2
3 New York City FC New York City FC 38 23 10 8 5 41 31 10
4 New York Red Bulls New York Red Bulls 37 24 11 4 9 41 34 7
5 New England New England 34 25 9 7 9 37 44 -7
6 Toronto Toronto 33 25 9 6 10 39 41 -2
7 Orlando City Orlando City 30 25 8 6 11 33 34 -1
8 Chicago Chicago 30 26 7 9 10 38 37 1
9 Columbus Columbus 26 26 7 5 14 27 39 -12
Western Conference
1 Seattle Seattle 39 24 11 6 7 38 34 4
2 San Jose San Jose 38 24 11 5 8 41 36 5
3 L.A. Galaxy L.A. Galaxy 37 24 12 1 11 31 36 -5
4 Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake 37 24 11 4 9 35 32 3
5 Portland Portland 34 23 10 4 9 38 34 4
6 Houston Houston 30 25 9 3 13 35 41 -6
7 Sporting KC Sporting KC 28 24 7 7 10 37 43 -6
8 Colorado Colorado 26 24 7 5 12 41 49 -8
9 Vancouver Vancouver 24 26 5 9 12 26 45 -19

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.