MLS Picks: Predictions, Best Bets & Analysis for 7/5/23

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We’ve got six MLS games to look forward to this midweek with 12 teams playing out their game in hand before the weekend’s action.

We've looked at the MLS betting odds for this week and put together our picks for the upcoming matches.

 

Toronto (+410) at Orlando City (-175) 

Orlando City got back in the win column last weekend with a 3-1 win against the Chicago Fire. Facundo Torres scored twice that day amongst the nine shots on target, and he also scored against Toronto in September. Ercan Kara also had two of those shots on target.

Toronto lost at home to Real Salt Lake, and it likely falls to yet another defeat in what has been a terrible season.

Columbus Crew (+125) at Inter Miami (+180)

Inter Miami remains in last place of the Eastern Conference after a tie against Austin last weekend. It was its first tie of the year for the team with the most MLS games so far (13) in 2023. 

The Columbus Crew defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-1 last time out, and it has now scored 40 goals this year - no team has scored more.

Cucho Hernández has scored five of those in 14 matches and netted in the recent win over the Red Bulls. Hernandez also has nine assists, as he continues to argue his case for the MVP Award.

 

D.C. United (+210) at Dallas (+115) 

Dallas registered arguably its best win of the season against Los Angeles FC 2-0. It has now beaten the top two teams in the Western Conference this season after beating St. Louis City early last month.

D.C. United lost for the ninth time last weekend and it has now won just three of the last 10 games and made just two shutouts in that period. 

As a result, for our soccer betting on this game, we expect a few goals and another win for Dallas.


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Portland Timbers (+220) at Colorado Rapids (+110) 

Despite being bottom of the standings, the Colorado Rapids are the favorite to beat the Portland Timbers. However, it has won just two of its 20 games this year and scored only 14 times.

Portland was beaten 4-1 at Minnesota United last weekend, so it does make this one a tough game to call.

With this in mind, we’re heading for a tie.

Los Angeles (-105) at LA Galaxy (+240) 

It’s the third El Tráfico of the year after one win for LAFC and one victory for LA Galaxy.

However, this is an easy pick for LAFC. The 2022 MLS Cup champions have won nine games so far this season and it is second in the Western Conference and has double the amount of points as the Galaxy right now.

Carlos Vela is also the top scorer in El Tráfico games with 12 goals, and he already has 11 goal involvements this year.

Charlotte (+300) at New York City (-125)

Charlotte and New York City are right by each other in the Eastern Conference standings with 24 points each. Charlotte has let in nine fewer goals, although it has scored five more.

The form guide is also quite similar with just one win each in the past five games, as New York won at Montreal, which might explain why New York is the moneyline favorite.

Charlotte also played Montreal in its last game and tied 0-0. Once again, this one should be a low-scoring match.

MLS Schedule
Today
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
New York City FC New York City FC NYC
+115DraftKings
+260DraftKings
+210FanDuel
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew CLB
Tomorrow
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Toronto FC Toronto FC TOR
-110DraftKings
+260DraftKings
+275BetMGM
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire FIR
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union PHI
-115DraftKings
+310FanDuel
+250DraftKings
Inter Miami CF Inter Miami CF MIA
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Orlando City SC Orlando City SC ORL
+175FanDuel
+240FanDuel
+145DraftKings
Los Angeles Football Club Los Angeles Football Club LAF
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
New York Red Bulls New York Red Bulls NYR
-135DraftKings
+260DraftKings
+360FanDuel
Nashville SC Nashville SC NSH
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
New England Revolution New England Revolution NER
+140BetMGM
+250BetMGM
+180DraftKings
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
CF Montreal CF Montreal MTL
+220DraftKings
+275BetMGM
+105DraftKings
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake RSL
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Charlotte FC Charlotte FC CLT
+105DraftKings
+260BetMGM
+230FanDuel
D.C. United D.C. United DCU
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Atlanta United Atlanta United ATL
+105DraftKings
+265DraftKings
+230FanDuel
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo HOU
8:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
FC Dallas FC Dallas DAL
+135FanDuel
+250FanDuel
+185DraftKings
St. Louis City SC St. Louis City SC STL
9:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids RAP
-165BetMGM
+330DraftKings
+430FanDuel
Austin FC Austin FC ATX
10:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders FC SOU
-155BetMGM
+300DraftKings
+400FanDuel
Minnesota United Minnesota United MNU
10:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Los Angeles Galaxy Los Angeles Galaxy GAL
-165BetMGM
+333BetMGM
+400FanDuel
Sporting Kansas City Sporting Kansas City SKC
10:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
San Jose Earthquakes San Jose Earthquakes SJE
+175FanDuel
+260DraftKings
+135DraftKings
FC Cincinnati FC Cincinnati CIN
Jun 19th
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Charlotte FC Charlotte FC CLT
--
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--
Orlando City SC Orlando City SC ORL
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Toronto FC Toronto FC TOR
--
--
--
Nashville SC Nashville SC NSH
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
CF Montreal CF Montreal MTL
--
--
--
New York Red Bulls New York Red Bulls NYR
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Inter Miami CF Inter Miami CF MIA
--
--
--
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew CLB
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
D.C. United D.C. United DCU
--
--
--
Atlanta United Atlanta United ATL
7:45pm
Home
Draw
Away
FC Cincinnati FC Cincinnati CIN
--
--
--
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union PHI
8:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
St. Louis City SC St. Louis City SC STL
--
--
--
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids RAP
8:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Austin FC Austin FC ATX
--
--
--
Los Angeles Football Club Los Angeles Football Club LAF
8:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
FC Dallas FC Dallas DAL
--
--
--
Minnesota United Minnesota United MNU
8:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Sporting Kansas City Sporting Kansas City SKC
--
--
--
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake RSL
8:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo HOU
--
--
--
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders FC SOU
10:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
San Jose Earthquakes San Jose Earthquakes SJE
--
--
--
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers POR
10:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Los Angeles Galaxy Los Angeles Galaxy GAL
--
--
--
New York City FC New York City FC NYC
Jun 22nd
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
FC Cincinnati FC Cincinnati CIN
--
--
--
New England Revolution New England Revolution NER
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew CLB
--
--
--
Sporting Kansas City Sporting Kansas City SKC
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
D.C. United D.C. United DCU
--
--
--
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo HOU
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
New York Red Bulls New York Red Bulls NYR
--
--
--
Toronto FC Toronto FC TOR
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Orlando City SC Orlando City SC ORL
--
--
--
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire FIR
7:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union PHI
--
--
--
Charlotte FC Charlotte FC CLT
8:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
St. Louis City SC St. Louis City SC STL
--
--
--
Atlanta United Atlanta United ATL
8:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Nashville SC Nashville SC NSH
--
--
--
New York City FC New York City FC NYC
8:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Minnesota United Minnesota United MNU
--
--
--
Austin FC Austin FC ATX
9:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake RSL
--
--
--
Los Angeles Galaxy Los Angeles Galaxy GAL
9:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids RAP
--
--
--
CF Montreal CF Montreal MTL
10:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders FC SOU
--
--
--
FC Dallas FC Dallas DAL
10:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers POR
--
--
--
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
10:30pm
Home
Draw
Away
Los Angeles Football Club Los Angeles Football Club LAF
--
--
--
San Jose Earthquakes San Jose Earthquakes SJE
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