All Signs Point To Betting On Seattle Sounders For MLS Is Back

  • The Seattle Sounders are favorites on the three-way moneyline with -159 odds.
  • Their opponent, the Vancouver Whitecaps, are favored to be shut out (-140).
  • Underdog odds exist like Seattle scoring over 2.5 goals (+130).

SEATTLE – The MLS Is Back Tournament resumes its action throughout the week, as Sunday’s game features a familiar matchup between the Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps.

Known as the Cascadia Derby, Seattle has prominently held their own in this matchup, winning four of the last five meetings, with the outlier being a draw. Throw in the fact that the Whitecaps will be without Cavallini, Montero, and additional players, as a few of the Vancouver players withdrew.

Sounders vs. Whitecaps 3-Way Moneyline

  • Seattle Sounders -159
  • Vancouver +420
  • Draw +310

On the surface, everything points to betting on the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. In games they are favored, the Sounders have won 14 of their last 24, only recording three losses to their name during those two dozen contests.

While playing a familiar opponent can lead to lower scoring affairs, keep in mind that Vancouver has only seen six games keep a clean sheet out of their last 37. With this, look for Seattle to put multiple goals on the board.

Seattle’s straight line on team points is set at 1.5 goals, with the over being favored at -155 odds. However, taking a chance on a higher scoring affair (SEA to score over 2.5 goals) can have bettors increasing their odds to +130.

If those odds aren’t enticing enough, taking the exact result on a few options can have those betting on the MLS Tournament hoping for a 3-4 goal night.

Sounders vs. Whitecaps Exact Result

  • Draw 1-1 (+600)
  • Seattle Sounders Win 2-0 (+650)
  • Seattle Sounders Win 2-1 (+1000)
  • Seattle Sounders Win 3-0 (+1000)
  • Seattle Sounders Win 3-1 (+1000)

It’s tough to see the Whitecaps doing any real damage to the Sounders, as legal sports betting odds support them scoring under 1 goal (-140). Still, Seattle has seen both teams score in three-fifths of every MLS game played since last year.

However, as these teams are constantly player each other, that familiarity could also lead Seattle to continue their domination over them. In fact, over the last 11 hours of gameplay against Vancouver, Seattle has only allowed one goal.

In other words, bet on Seattle.

News tags: MLS | MLS is Back | Seattle Sounders | soccer | Vancouver Whitecaps

Michael Molter

Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting, betting odds, and casino reviews. Michael likes to golf, play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching NBA games.

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