Following their 2018 Major League Soccer championship Atlanta United FC was favored to repeat with the MLS odds. Thus far in the MLS season Atlanta has shown something of a championship hangover. In fact, it is on the Western Conference side where the top to betting favorites have emerged. Los Angeles FC and the LA Galaxy have the full attention of gamblers. Correlate their standing at the top of the MLS futures board. Along the same lines the Philadelphia Union is on top of the Eastern Conference. Parity has shown to be the rule in the East so far.
2019 MLS Futures
Date and Time: Action resumes Saturday, June 22, 2019
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MLS Betting Online Odds at SBG: Los Angeles FC 9/4, LA Galaxy 17/2, Atlanta United FC 10/1, DC United 12/1, New York City FC 12/1, Philadelphia Union 14/1, Seattle Sounders FC 14/1, New York Red Bulls 16/1, Houston Dynamo 22/1, Columbus Crew 25/1, Toronto FC 25/1, Portland Timbers 28/1, Montreal Impact 33/1, Sporting Kansas City 33/1, FC Dallas 40/1, Minnesota United FC 40/1, Chicago Fire 50/1, Orlando City SC 50/1, San Jose Earthquakes 50/1, Real Salt Lake 80/1, Vancouver Whitecaps 100/1, FC Cincinnati 200/1, New England Revolution 200/1, Colorado Rapids 500/1
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On the whole Los Angeles FC has been the most impressive team with the MLS odds. Founded only four years ago they have developed into a top contender. Coach Bob Bradley has a versatile resume that includes international experience. Commencing with a record of 11 wins, one loss, and four draws is a season of promise. LAFC has a goal differential of +26. No wonder gamblers are betting them up. Namely Carlos Vela has stood out as a dominant force. Vela has 16 goals with 10 assists this season. Diego Rossi has added eight goals.
To begin with the LA Galaxy is a marquee MLS franchise. This goes back to the signing of David Beckham. While Beckham is gone, he was the big-name draw needed from 2007-2012. LA has won five MLS Cup championships in their history. Late on the Galaxy have had the look of championship potential. LA has posted a sportsbook record of nine wins, six losses, and one tie. Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads the Galaxy with 11 goals and three assists. However secondary scoring remains a concern.
Atlanta United for a Repeat?
Atlanta has perked up with two consecutive wins. As a result, the defending champions have eight wins, five losses, and two draws. In turn Josef Martinez leads Atlanta United FC with 10 goals and two assists. Following a slow start Atlanta looks ready for a repeat run.
Overall no team has been a surprising as the Philadelphia Union. Philly is riding a three-game winning streak. By reason is an Eastern Conference best record of nine wins, four draws, and four losses. Of great concern is the lack of a marquee goal scorer.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation Atlanta looks ready to make their move with the MLS odds. But LAFC is looking like a powerhouse team to beat. Eventually the question will come down to betting value. Public attention is all over LAFC right now. Eventually bargain hunters will look for alternatives.
MLS Betting Odds Picks
In sum Atlanta is a proven champion at an improved price.
MLS Betting Online Pick: Atlanta United FC
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