Houston Dynamo forward Carlos Darwin Quintero, center front, is congratulated by teammates after scoring his second goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps, during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, March 12, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
MLS Week 7 sees all 28 teams in action over 14 matches this Easter Weekend
Last week’s MLS betting predictions record: 2-1, +0.68 units; Season Record 15-6, +7.44 units
Read on for the odds and our best bets for the MLS Week 7 below
The MLS Week 7 schedule kicks off Saturday afternoon with Montreal hosting Vancouver at 3:00 pm EST. Read on for MLS Week 7 odds below, followed by our MLS betting picks.
MLS Week 7 Odds
CF Montreal vs Vancouver Whitecaps
San Jose Earthquakes vs Nashville SC
Atlanta United vs FC Cincinnati
Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers
New York Red Bulls vs FC Dallas
Columbus Crew vs Orlando City SC
DC United vs Austin FC
New England Revolution vs Charlotte FC
Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union
Chicago Fire vs LA Galaxy
Minnesota United vs Colorado Rapids
Seattle Sounders vs Inter Miami
New York City FC vs Real Salt Lake
LAFC vs Sporting KC
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NYCFC and Seattle are coming off their CCL Semifinals match on Wednesday, a 1-1 draw, that sees Seattle advancing 4-2 on aggregate. Both are heavy -175 favorites at home in MLS Week 7.
Over/Under bettors have seen a fairly even mix of totals results so far, with Unders being slightly more profitable. There are 12 teams who have more Unders than Overs, six that are an even 3-3, and 10 that have more Overs than Unders.
CF Montreal vs Vancouver Whitecaps Betting Tips
Montreal is one of the highest “Over” teams on the season so far at 5-1. They, along with TFC, also at 5-1, have played to the most Overs on the year. Montreal has yet to keep a clean sheet this season. Their scorelines have read: 2-0 (L), 2-1 (L), 4-1 (L), 3-3 (D), 4-3 (W) and 2-1 (W) last week versus the New York Red Bulls.
Montreal is heating up, with seven points in their past three matches, despite all of those coming on the road. In fact, of their six matches, five have been away from home. With seven of their next ten back on their home pitch, they’re in a position to go on a good run.
The ‘Caps are training in Montreal ahead of their first clash against Canadian opponents for a while! 🍁
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— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) April 15, 2022
And their good streak could continue Saturday in MLS Week 7 against a Whitecaps team that is just 1-1-4 on the year. On the road, Vancouver is 0-0-3 with just two goals scored and nine conceded. They’ve only scored five times overall this campaign.
The teams played once last season, a 2-0 home win for Vancouver.
Both of these teams are severely underperforming their expected goals against (xGA) thus far.
CF Montreal has allowed 15 goals, with an xGA of 7.7. While Vancouver has allowed 12, with an xGA of 9.2.
Invaincus en 3⃣ matchs, 2⃣ victoires consécutives et de retour au Stade Saputo 👊 >>> https://t.co/HthkjQc96J
“This team has massive potential to do something good this season. We’ve strung some wins together and we want more.” – @16Waterman >>> https://t.co/uODCi1jOMO#CFMTL pic.twitter.com/MCdb47cBlw
— CF Montréal (@cfmontreal) April 11, 2022
With legal Canadian sports betting launching earlier this month in Ontario, Canadian sports bettors will be able to make a bet on this match with one of many new sportsbooks in the province.
Montreal hasn’t kept a clean sheet yet this season and that may in fact continue in MLS Week 7 (both to score at -134 odds). Considering they’ve scored multiple goals in each of their past three and all on the road, that trend could continue as they finally return home.
Pick: Montreal to Score Over 1.5 Goals (-150)
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Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers Betting Prediction
Two teams separated by just two points in the West meet at 6:00 pm EST on Saturday in MLS Week 7. The Dynamo are sixth with 11 points, while Portland are eighth with nine points. Both teams have scored ten goals, with Houston allowing seven and Portland 13.
In three meetings last season Portland recorded 2-1 and 2-0 wins, while the teams split the points in a 2-2 draw in the other. Overall, both teams have scored in 7/9 recent meetings and in 14/18. In 6/8 Over 2.5 totals bets would have cashed. In 3/4 the Over and both teams scoring would’ve put money in your pocket.
Jake Zivin previews Saturday’s visit to Houston https://t.co/kftBsqtuLH
— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) April 15, 2022
Scoring hasn’t been super high in the MLS or the West this season. But Portland’s free-wheeling style has amounted to plenty of goals. The Timbers both press and are pressed against the most of any team. They rank second in pressures while ranking sixth in pressures against.
They are 4-3 to the Over and are one of only four teams in the West to have played to more Overs than Unders.
The Timbers are coming off a 3-2 road win in Vancouver last week. That was the sixth time in seven matches that both teams have scored in their matches this season.
For Houston, they won a wild one at home last week, 4-3 to San Jose. They’ve now scored seven goals across their past two as they won 3-1 in Miami the match prior. Both teams have scored in each of their past four.
This could be the most exciting match of the weekend when it comes to goalscoring, and I’ll back goals from both and at least three.
Pick: Both to Score & Over 2.5 (+100)
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— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 15, 2022
LAFC vs Sporting Kansas City Betting Picks
Los Angeles had an unblemished record heading into their Week 6 showdown with rivals the Galaxy in El Trafico.
And while they fell in defeat 2-1, that record came close to remaining in tact, if not for their tying goal being called back for an offside VAR decision.
Regardless, they are now 4-1-2, and still sit atop the Western Conference standings and leading in the MLS Cup odds. In their three home matches they are 2-1-0, with seven goals scored compared to just two conceded.
It’s not been a good start to 2022 for Peter Vermes and Sporting KC. They have just two wins in seven matches, both 1-0 wins at home. Their last home match though, last week versus Nashville, resulted in a 2-1 defeat. Away from Children’s Mercy Park, they’ve been dreadful, losing four and being outscored 10-2.
This is not a matchup that has been lacking goals in years past. Last season SKC won 2-1 at home and then 4-1 on the road. The final match saw LAFC win 4-0 in California. The teams didn’t play in 2020. In 2019 the scorelines were 5-1 and 2-1, and in 2018 they were 2-1 and 2-0.
Coming off the disappointment of losing in El Trafico, LAFC will want to get back on track quickly, and SKC should be the opponent to do so against
A win where LAFC scores at least twice looks quite possible.
Pick: LAFC to Win & Score Over 1.5 Goals (-134)