MLS Betting

Major League Soccer (MLS) is the highest level of professional soccer in the United States and Canada. MLS has grown exponentially since its inception in 1993, when 10 teams took part in its inaugural season. Today, it consists of 24 clubs across the US and Canada, with clubs based in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto. The league also includes several successful expansion sides like Atlanta United FC, who have set numerous attendance records at their new home stadium.

Favorites to win the MLS 2023 season

The MLS season runs from late March through October each year with teams competing for the Supporters’ Shield and a place in the CONCACAF Champions League. Each team plays 34 regular-season matches and then enter into the playoffs which culminate in the MLS Cup Final at the end of the season to decide who will be crowned champions of North American soccer.

Last season’s champions Atlanta United FC are expected to be one of the leading challengers again, with star players such as Josef Martinez and Ezequiel Barco likely to play a key role in their title defense. Seattle Sounders FC, LAFC and the New York Red Bulls are also expected to be competitive in 2023 while Canadian side Toronto FC could be dark horses if they can keep hold of their star players from 2020. As the new kids on the block, clubs like Inter Miami CF and Austin FC will also hope to make a mark on the seasons in MLS, with both sides having made strong signings ahead of the upcoming campaign.

Ultimately though, it will be up to each team’s performances on the pitch that will decide who reigns supreme when the 2023 season draws to a close.

Most Popular Betting Types for MLS in the United States

Outright Winner


This is the most common type of bet in MLS and involves predicting which team will win the league title at the end of the season. This type of bet usually comes with high odds, as the outcome is uncertain until the very last game.


Match Betting


This refers to betting on specific matches throughout an MLS season, where you predict who will be victorious in each game (win/draw/lose) or other outcomes such as who will score first and what the final score might be. Bets like this are more straightforward, as bettors can use prior match data and form to help assess a team’s chances of success in any given match.


Moneyline Betting


This is a straight-up bet where you pick which side you think will win without any handicaps or spread. The team chosen must win outright for your prediction to come true; if that does not happen then your wager is lost regardless of how close it may have been.


Handicap Betting


With this type of bet you are able to even up one side’s advantage over another by giving one team a virtual head start; with odds reflecting this handicap spread. For example, if one team has a significantly better record than their opponent for a given match then they may receive points before kickoff which would mean that, if you picked them to win, they would need to overcome their opponent plus those additional points in order for your wager to pay out correctly.




These are long-term bets that involve placing wagers on big events taking place some time in the future such as next season’s champion or which team will make it into the playoffs first round. These types of markets offer potentially bigger returns due to their increased uncertainty but have longer timelines and require strategic decision making based on current trends, form and performance over a period of time in order to generate successful results.


Props and Parlays


A prop bet is more of a fun wager based on something non-sporting related and may not necessarily involve predicting an outcome; meanwhile a parlay combines multiple predictions into one larger bet with potentially higher returns if all selections are correct! Props can range from things like how many goals there might be during any given game, who might get sent off or even what colour kits teams might wear – while parlays offer bigger rewards but come with contingencies attached so careful consideration must be taken when deciding whether or not these kinds of bets are right for you.

How to read odds in MLS betting

Reading American decimal odds in MLS betting can be a straightforward process. This type of odds is written as a simple number, such as 2.0 or 3.5. The number represents the amount of money you would win for every $1 wagered if your prediction were to be correct. For example, if the decimal odd is 3.0 then this means that you would win $3 for every $1 bet; thus, it is important to take these factors into consideration when deciding which wagers to make in order to maximize profits.

Additionally, some sites also offer ‘juice’ or ‘vig’ when placing bets on the MLS – which essentially adds additional fees onto each betting line – so again make sure that you pay close attention to any extra charges that may apply before committing your hard-earned funds.


MLS Frequently Asked Questions

MLS stands for Major League Soccer and it is the highest level of professional soccer in the United States and Canada.

You can bet on MLS games by using online sportsbooks or visiting local bookmakers. Make sure to research each option to make sure you get the best odds available.

All types of wagers are available for betting on MLS games, including point spreads, money lines, parlays and other exotic bets.

Many sportsbooks offer various bonuses and promotions for betting on MLS matches, so check with each provider to see what kind of offers are available.

American decimal odds are the most common type of odds used when betting on MLS matches. This means that a 3.0 odd would amount to a $3 return for every $1 wagered if your prediction came true.

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