The East and West Finals are ready to go on November 17, 2019. The games start in Hamilton, with the Tiger-Cats hosting the Edmonton Eskimos, a team they nearly double in the win column this season. The second game features the West best Saskatchewan Roughriders hosting the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. This game features the best two offensives in the West, meaning fireworks could be on the horizon.
MLS Cup Finals Betting Odds
For the third time in four years, Toronto and Seattle square off for the MLS Cup. The two split the first two meetings, both in Toronto, with Toronto winning the most recent meeting in 2017. This time the Finals are in Seattle and fans should expect a packed house for the game, which kicks off at 3:00 PM EST on November 10, 2019.
Odds to win MLS Cup 2019 are below.
MLS Cup Odds
- Seattle +107
- Toronto +198
- Draw +298
The Seattle Sounders opens as the favourite over Toronto FC, but the game should be competitive with both teams looking to win the rubber match in their MLS Cup Finals trilogy.
MLS Cup Finals Prediction
Toronto and Seattle play for the third time in four years for the MLS Cup Finals. The first two meetings came in Toronto, with the Seattle Sounders winning in penalty kicks in 2016 and the Toronto FC winning 2-0 in 2017.
Seattle opens as the favourite on MLS Cup Vegas odds over Toronto, with a sold-out crowd helping swing the line for the home team.
Seattle has won four of the last five meetings between the clubs, including a 3-2 victory in Seattle this year.
Both teams come into the game with similar stats during the regular season. Seattle averaged 1.53 goals per game with a plus-three goal differential. Toronto averaged 1.68 goals and finished the year with a positive five goal differential.
While Seattle finished higher in the standings (and thus is hosting the Finals), no team finished the year stronger than Toronto. Toronto is on a 13-game unbeaten streak, going 4-0-6 to end the regular season and winning three MLS playoffs games.
Toronto’s last loss came on August 3, more than three months ago.
The biggest concern for Toronto is the health of Jozy Altidore. The club has been without his services these playoffs but will need him in the Finals. Altidore scored the game-winning goal against Seattle in the 2017 MLS Cup Finals.
Jozy Altidore expects to return for the MLS Finals, and with him, Toronto’s chances of winning improve. When, or if, he is officially announced back in the lineup for Toronto, the odds will change and offer a lower return on betting Toronto to win . Therefore, bet on Toronto FC now to win the MLS Cup Finals.
Pick: Toronto FC (+198) to Win the 2019 MLS Cup
Pick: Draw +298
Other Bets to Make on the 2019 MLS Cup Finals
There are multiple betting markets open on the MLS Cup Finals. Below are some of the best MLS Cup odds 2019 and betting options to consider.
While the MLS is known for its higher-scoring compared to most other soccer leagues, the MLS Cup Finals often sees a decline in offensive firepower.
The standard MLS game total is 2.5. In the last eight Cups, the under hit five times (62.5%). Those previous eight Cups include both Toronto and Seattle matchups, which both went under.
While Toronto has played in three consecutive games with at least three goals, two of those came against two of the highest-scoring teams in the MLS (Atlanta and NYC FC).
Seattle is also coming off a few higher scoring games, but that trend should slow against Toronto.
If you want to play it safe, you can bet on the under on the Asian Total (under 3.25 with odds of -196), however Cup history and the current odds on the 2.5 game total under (with the public hammering the over early) make betting the under in the MLS Cup Finals a good bet.
Pick: Under 2.5 Goals (+105)
Will Both Teams Score?
The last three MLS Cup Finals had seen the winning team end the game with a clean sheet (including 2016 when the game went to penalty kicks tied 0-0). The odds are better to bet that both teams will not score.
However, as a hedging opportunity against betting on the under, you can bet on both teams to score, which means the game will feature at least three goals.
Pick: Yes (-156) Both Teams will Score
First Half Total
Teams tend to start slow in the first half of the MLS Cup. When Toronto beat Seattle in 2017, neither team scored in the first half. Odds on neither team scoring in the first half are favourable, and with the start team at 12:00 PM Pacific team, both sides may not be ready to go that early.
Pick: Under 0.5 Goals (+211) in the First Half
Find the best online sportsbooks below to bet on the MLS Cup Finals and other soccer matches, including the EPL and Champions League.
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