MLS Betting: The 3 Best Games To Bet On In Week 29



With Europe's biggest league taking an international break, Major League Soccer steps into the spotlight as we step into the business end of the season. New England hosts Orlando City with both teams trying to stay in playoff contention in the Eastern Conference, while Toronto FC visits Seattle, then Dallas heads to Columbus. The final third of the season is upon us, and that means there is plenty to play for as the stretch run gears up.

Orlando City SC at New England Revolution – Saturday, 7:30 PM ET
MLS Odds: New England -195, Orlando City +478, Draw +305

Orlando City drew 1-1 at home with Chicago to stay in sixth in the East, but they haven't won in five matches now and the goal differential is awful: they've been outscored 14-2 over that time (with nine goals allowed against Toronto). Meanwhile, New England won their fourth in five matches with a 1-0 victory at Philadelphia to open up an eight-point lead over Orlando City, which gives them a bit of a cushion. The Revolution is tough at home, posting seven wins and five draws in 12 matches, while Orlando has seven away losses.

These two have met once in Orlando's first MLS season, with New England drawing 2-2 on their visit to Florida back in May.

Toronto FC at Seattle Sounders – Saturday, 10:00 PM ET
MLS Odds: Seattle -120, Toronto +295, Draw +253

Toronto is holding fast in fourth after a 2-1 win over their rivals from Montreal at home, and they continue to be a Jekyll and Hide club as they have seven wins at home, but seven losses on the road, although they have claimed four wins as well, which is tied for the lead in the East. Seattle edged their rivals from Portland 2-1 at home and they're in sixth in the West, and like Toronto, they're better at home than on the road with nine wins on their pitch, but a West-leading nine losses away from home.

Toronto snapped a five-game skid against the Sounders with a 2-1 win in Seattle last March, just their second win against the Sounders in nine meetings.

FC Dallas at Columbus Crew – Sunday, 7:00 PM ET
MLS Odds: Columbus -123, Dallas +295, Draw +263

Dallas blanked Real Salt Lake 2-0 at home to end a three-game skid, and they're still third in the West, but in what seems to be a common theme, they're much better at home (where they have nine wins, two losses and a pair of draws) than on the road (three wins, three draws, six losses). Columbus is third in the East after a 2-1 away win at New York City FC, and they now have three wins and a draw in their last four matches. They have three wins, four draws and six losses on the road along with a goal differential of -11, whereas at home, it is +12.

Dallas has just one win against Columbus in their last eight meetings and that came back in March 2011. The games can get feisty as four of them have had a red card brandished, two to each side.