They play each team in their conference twice, home and away for a total of 24 games. The other six games on the schedule are games against the other conference. Soccer betting on MLS games is not quite as popular as European soccer but it does get some action.
As the playoffs get going the soccer betting heats up as more fans follow the games. MLS Soccer has the top two teams in each conference making the playoffs as well as the next four teams that have the most points, regardless of conference. The first round of the playoffs the teams play two matches with the aggregate goals over the two matches deciding the winner. The Conference Championships and the MLS Soccer Cup are single matches.
The MLS Soccer champ gets to play in the CONCACAF Champion’s Cup along with the team with the best regular season record in the MLS. Those two teams can also qualify for Copa Sudamericana and the FIFA Club World Cup if they win the title.
MLS Soccer is not nearly as popular as soccer in Europe but soccer betting lines are available on the games. The games are not as heavily followed as the games in Europe and sometimes soccer betting gamblers can find tidbits of information that leads them to winning plays. The handicapping on Major League Soccer games is done in the same way that European games are handicapped. Bettors look for trends, statistics, betting line value, etc. Major League Soccer may not be as well followed by the public, but winning wagers on the sport pay the same.