Key MLS Matchups Top Week Seven Schedule

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After another chaotic week in this unpredictable start to the 2023 Major League Soccer season, we’ve put together our betting picks for week seven.

Here they are:

Philadelphia (+200) at Cincinnati (+115) 

It's last year's Eastern Conference winners taking on the current leaders of the division as Philadelphia Union heads to Cincinnati.

Cincinnati is unbeaten so far in 2023 and heads into this one with two ties and four wins and has beaten teams like Nashville, Inter Miami and Seattle.

Philadelphia defeated Atlas in the CONCACAF Champions League in midweek but has failed to win its past three MLS games, losing to Orlando City and Montreal and playing to a tie against Sporting Kansas City. With this in mind, we’re heading for a Cincinnati win.

PICK: Brandon Vazquez to score anytime and Cincinnati to win is +370 with FanDuel Sportsbook.

Atlanta United (+280) at New York City (-120) 

Atlanta United is back in the win column after defeating New York Red Bulls 1-0. Atlanta remains five points ahead of New York City.

New York has tied with the New England Revolution and lost to the Houston Dynamo in its past two games since beating D.C. United.

It’s a tough game to call, despite the odds being in favor of New York City.

PICK: A 0-0 or 1-1 tie is +360 with FanDuel.

Columbus Crew (+150) at D.C. United (+155) 

In terms of odds, this is the hardest game to predict this weekend. 

We are heading for a Columbus win, as it has scored 10 goals in its past two games by beating Atlanta and Real Salt Lake.  

At the same time, D.C. has only scored seven goals in six games and has just one win this season.

PICK: Columbus to win 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 is +550 with FanDuel.

Dallas (+200) at Inter Miami (+115) 

The hope for Miami’s playoffs dream is taking a beating already after four losses in a row since defeating Montreal and Philadelphia.

Thankfully for Miami, it faces a Dallas team with just two wins of its own. This should be the time Miami gets back to winning ways.

PICK: Josef Martinez to score anytime, Miami to win and over 2.5 goals is +436 with FanDuel.

Austin (+420) at Los Angeles (-195) 

It's the top two of last season's Western Conference up next, as Austin heads to Los Angeles.

LAFC is unbeaten in MLS play this year and remains the favorite to win the MLS Cup once more. It has beaten New England, Dallas and Portland so far and tied with Seattle and Colorado.

As for Austin, it's been almost a month since the last won an MLS game against Salt Lake, as it has tied with Colorado and lost to Houston recently.

LAFC is an easy pick here.

PICK: LAFC to win 3-0 is +1200 with FanDuel.

San Jose Earthquakes (+360) at New York Red Bulls (-155) 

San Jose is proving to be the surprise package of the season, earning its third win last weekend against Houston.

The New York Red Bulls continue to struggle with another loss last weekend, dropping the team into 12th place in the Eastern Conference with just one win.

At home, however, the Red Bulls should get the win.

PICK: New York Red Bulls to win, both teams to score and Lewis Morgan to score anytime is +565 with FanDuel.

Montreal (+260) at New England Revolution (-115) 

New England is third place after a tie with New York City and is behind Cincinnati at the top by just one point.

Montreal, however, sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with just three goals scored in the 2023 MLS season.

New England should easily win here.

PICK: New England to win at half time and full time and over 2.5 goals is +356 with FanDuel.

Minnesota United (+300) Chicago Fire (-130) 

Minnesota United remains one of only two unbeaten teams in the Western Conference and has the best defensive record in the conference with just three goals let in.

Chicago is in 11th place with just one win in five games . Although, Chicago it is the favorite here, we're backing the Loons to keep on winning.

PICK: Minnesota to win and under 2.5 goals is +842 with FanDuel.

Toronto (+390) at Nashville (-165) 

Toronto continues to struggle this season after a lot of hope during preseason.

Against a Nashville team that has let in just two goals so far and won three of its six games, we see only one winner in this one.

PICK: Nashville to win, both teams not to score and Hany Mukhtar to score anytime is +394 with FanDuel.

Colorado Rapids (+310) at Kansas City (-145) 

The winless run and terrible form of last year continues week after week for Kansas City, as it heads into week seven with two goals scored, three ties, three defeats and no wins.

Colorado has almost the exact same winless record but has let in one goal more.

Effectively, it’s the two worst teams in MLS in 2023 taking on each other, so we’re heading for a tie.

PICK: A 0-0 or 1-1 is +390 with FanDuel.

LA Galaxy (+165) at Houston Dynamo (+135) 

It's the worst start in MLS history for LA Galaxy as it has failed to win any of its five games and has scored just three goals.

At Houston, we don’t expect it to get a victory with Ben Olsen’s team winning two games already, both of which were at home against Austin and New York City. 

PICK: Houston to win and over 2.5 goals is +258 with FanDuel.

Charlotte (+260) at Real Salt Lake (-110) 

After 11 goals conceded already for Charlotte, the teams is in 14th place in the Eastern Conference. Only Montreal has a worse defensive record in the conference.

On the other hand, Salt Lake has the worst defensive record in MLS with 13 goals let in. What’s more, after losing four in a row, including back-to-back 4-0 defeats to St. Louis City and Columbus, we don't expect Salt Lake to win here.

A tie seems like a sensible bet.

Pick: A 0-0 or 1-1 tie is +370 with FanDuel.

Portland Timbers (+260) at Vancouver Whitecaps (-115) 

Vancouver sits one point ahead of Portland, and by scoring 10 goals in six games, they are the third-highest scorers in the Western Conference. 

Portland , which has let in 11 goals and scored only six, will struggle to win here.

PICK: Vancouver Whitecaps to win 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 is +390 with FanDuel.

St. Louis City (+350) at Seattle Sounders (-160)

The MLS has saved the best to last this weekend with the top two in the Western Conference meeting each other.

What makes Seattle the heavy favorites here is how it is on home turf. At the same time, the Sounders' Jordan Morris has already scored eight goals in six games. The team's only loss so far is to Eastern Conference leader Cincinnati.

St. Louis experienced its first MLS loss last weekend by losing 1-0 at home to Minnesota, and we think number two is in order here.

PICK: Over 2.5 goals, Jordan Morris to score and Seattle to win is +355 with FanDuel.

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