MLS Matchweek 5 Betting Odds: Atlanta United, Red Bulls & NYCFC and Surprising Road Underdogs (UPDATED)

High Press 10 March 29, 2019 163 Reads

MLS Matchweek 5 lines are now released in full.

The marquee match-ups are Eastern conference fixtures between Orlando City and top-of-the-table DC United, and Columbus Crew vs Atlanta United. An Orlando win *could* temporarily put them top of table (albeit with a game in hand), depending on the outcome of the Friday night Toronto FC vs NYCFC game. An Atlanta United win would…give them their first win.

One thing to watch for is how many players who participated for their country over the international break are inserted back into the starting line-up for their respective clubs.

MLS Matchweek 5 Game Odds

As always, home team is listed first. If you need a refresher, visit how to bet MLS or how to bet soccer.

All listed odds from March 28 on  BetStars NJ.

Friday, March 29
Toronto FC +100 Draw +270  NYCFC +260
Saturday, March 30
Chicago Fire +180 Draw +250 New York Red Bulls +145
Columbus Crew +105 Draw +260 Atlanta United +250
New England Revolution +125 Draw +260 Minnesota United +200
Sporting KC -167 Draw +310 Montreal Impact +425
FC Cincinnati +125 Draw +260 Philadelphia Union +205
Colorado Rapids +150 Draw +245 Houston Dynamo +175
Real Salt Lake +120 Draw +240 FC Dallas +225
Vancouver Whitecaps +260 Draw +260 Seattle Sounders +100
Sunday, March 31
Orlando City +145 Draw +260 DC United +170
LA Galaxy -120 Draw +290 Portland Timbers +310

Odds and Ends

  • After coming off a win as the biggest Matchweek 4 underdog (+750! On the road! Against the Red Bulls!), Orlando City is getting some respect. They’re now slight home favorites against DC United.
  • Should New England be favored against any one right now? They are against a stronger than expected Minnesota United. Some value in that +200 there.
  • Atlanta United aren’t automatic favorites any more, especially against a strong Columbus Crew squad.
  • Same goes for Colorado. To paraphrase Fran Fraschilla, “they’re two years away from being two years away.” Yet a solid Houston Dynamo team is a slight underdog traveling to Denver.
  • NYCFC has struggled, dropping leads and drawing all three games. But +260 to Toronto? Seems a bit long.
  • New York Red Bulls have also struggled and had some key players on international duty. Yet, they’re given a slight edge (+145) traveling to Chicago (+180).
  • The only odds-on favorites now are the Galaxy and Sporting KC. They former host a falling Timbers team who are receiving some action, going from +310 to +270. The latter is being bet heavily, as Sporting has gone to -167 and Montreal longs from +260 to +425.
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