MLS Betting Odds and Lines at SuperBook Sports

At SuperBook Sports, we bring you betting lines on every game of the MLS season as well as future bets and in-play betting.

Betting on the MLS

While soccer may not be quite as popular in the US as it is in some other countries, it still has a large following and Major League Soccer is attracting more fans on a daily basis. If you are a soccer fan and are interested in getting in on the betting action, then there is no doubt that you have arrived in the right place. We offer you betting lines on every game of the MLS season, giving you plenty of chances to win big. You can also take advantage of future betting and in-play betting, both of which give you more chances to place winning bets.

It couldn’t be easier to get started betting on the MLS. If you are in Colorado or Nevada (and soon New Jersey) you can simply visit one of our SuperBook Sports venues, or you can place your bets online. Don’t worry if you are new to MLS betting, here we will teach you all that you need to know about the various betting markets, so that you can get started placing bets right away.

Popular MLS Betting Lines and Odds

Each MLS match brings with it a huge number of betting lines, so many that it can be a little confusing at first. However, you will soon realize that they are all very easy to understand and by making full use of them, you can develop some advanced betting strategies. Keep reading to learn about the different types of markets.

Moneyline Bets

The moneyline bet is the most easy to understand and it is also the most popular. It is simply a bet on which team will win the game. As long as your chosen team wins, then you will win the bet. For example, if D.C. United and Chicago Fire are playing, then you may see the following market:

D.C. United -185               Chicago Fire +450

The first thing is to make sure that you understand the way in which odds are displayed. The team with the minus sign is the favorite to win while the team with the + is the underdog. The number after the minus sign tells you how much you need to bet to win $100 and the number after the plus sign tells you how much you win if you bet $100.

For instance, if you were to bet $100 on D.C. United and they went on to win the game, then you would win $54.05, and you would also receive your $100 bet back. If you had bet $100 on Chicago and they won the match, then you would win $450 and receive your $100 bet back.

The returns for betting on the underdog are always going to be bigger than betting on the favorite; however, if you think a team may cause an upset, then you may have the chance to win a large amount.

When betting on soccer you will also see moneyline 3-way markets, which allow for the possibility of a draw. Using the above example, the market may become:

D.C. United -185               Draw +350           Chicago Fire +450

This means that if you were to bet $100 on a draw and the teams drew, then you would receive a total of $450.

Point Spread

The point spread market is essentially a bet on how many goals a team will win or lose by. The favorite team is given a disadvantage, in that they need to win the game by at least the number of goals specified by the market, and the underdog team is given an advantage, in that they need to lose the game by no more than the number of goals specified by the market.

Sticking with the D.C. United vs Chicago Fire example, a spread market my look like this:

D.C. United -1.5 (+145)                  Chicago Fire +1.5 (-165)

If you were to back D.C. United with this market, it means that they have to win the game by at least 2 goals for you to win the bet. If you were to back Chicago Fire, it means that you would win the bet as long as they didn’t lose by more than one goal (or if they won the game outright).

For instance, if you bet on D.C. United and they win the game 3-1, then you win the bet, but if they were to win 2-1, then you would lose the bet. Similarly, if you bet on Chicago Fire and they lost the game 2-1 then you would still win the bet.

Very often, there will be numerous point spread options, such as Spread 0.5, Spread 1, Spread 1.5. Each will have its own odds and it is up to you to choose which market suits you best.

Totals

Totals bets, sometimes referred to as Over/Under, can actually apply to many different things, but the most common form of the bet is on the total number of goals scored in a game. The market will specify a number of goals and you are simply betting on whether the total goals scored by both teams will be more or less than that number.

An example market may be D.C United vs Chicago Fire O/U 2.5. In this instance, if you think that there will be 3 or more goals in the match then you would bet over and if you think there will be 2 or less goals in the match then you bet under.

Very often, for any given game there will be a number of options, e.g. O/U 2.5, O/U 3.5, O/U 4.5. Each will present slightly different odds and you just need to select the market that you think is applicable.

As mentioned, this over/under principle can be applied to many different things, such as the number of goals in a half or the number of goals scored by one team (rather than the combined total of both teams). You will come across it on numerous occasions as you explore the markets, but it is always very easy to understand.

Double Chance

A double chance bet is a way for you to reduce your risk as it covers two of the three possible outcomes of a match. For example:

D.C. United or Draw -599              D.C. United or Chicago Fire -474                 Chicago Fire or Draw +140

As you can see, each of the options in the market will win for two outcomes. The odds are not as generous as they are on markets such as the moneyline, but you will have a better chance of winning your bet.

Match, Goal and Player Props

Proposition bets (props) allow you to bet on an aspect of the match that is not directly related to the final result and they can be a huge amount of fun. There are usually a huge number of prop bets offered on every single soccer game and it is always worth exploring them carefully. Examples of common prop bets include:

  • First/last team to score
  • Time of first goal
  • Player X to score at any time
  • Total goals in second half
  • How many yellow cards a team receives

Parlays 

If you want to bet on multiple games but you only want to place one bet, then parlays are the answer. They allow you to combine multiple bets into one. Parlays offer the chance of greater winnings but they are harder to win as all of your picks must be correct.

For example, if you wanted to bet on the following two games:

  • Orlando City SC vs CF Montreal
  • D.C. United vs Chicago Fire

Let’s say you wanted to bet on D.C. United to win, which has odds of -185, and on Orlando City to win, which has odds of -121. You could place two $100 bets and if both are correct, then you could win $139.96.

Alternatively, you could combine the two into a parlay bet with odds of +181. If you were to place a single $100 bet then your potential winnings are $181.37, so you can win more while betting less.

Parlay bets are far more flexible than the example above as you can combine different types of bets (moneyline, spread, total, etc.). As you add the individual bets to your bet slip, you will be shown the parley options and the potential returns. The more bets that are combined the better the odds but the harder it becomes to win.

Round Robins

Round Robin bets are another way of combining multiple bets. You need to select the result of at least three matches and they are then combined into a series of parlays.

For example, you may want to bet on Atlanta United, Orlando City and D.C. United to win. If you combined them into a regular parlay, then you would need all three of your picks to win. However, with a round robin it essentially creates three parlay bets, Atlanta/Orlando, Atlanta/D.C., and Orlando/D.C. If all three of your picks are correct then you win, if two of your picks are correct then you still win, but a smaller payout. However, you don’t win if just one pick was correct or if all three lose.

MLS Futures

A future bet is on something taking place further in the future than the next game and not relating to the result of the game. For example, the most common future bet would be on who wins the MLS. You can place these bets at any point during the season and often, even before the season starts. As a general rule, the further ahead you place the wager, the better the odds will be. Therefore, at the start of the season if you think a team is capable of causing an upset, then you may find some excellent odds to take advantage of.

Live Betting

MLS live betting, often called in-play betting, is a way to make watching the game even more exciting. It allows you to bet on the action as it is taking place. You will find many of the betting markets described above and the odds are updated by us in real time to reflect the action. Furthermore, very often there are betting markets on offer that are only available in play. For instance, you may bet on the next team to score, the next player to score, the next side to take a corner, the next yellow card, and so on. You can see the markets updated on our site, together with live updates from the game, and it takes just a few seconds to place a bet. This means that by keeping a careful eye on things, you may spot some excellent opportunities to place winning bets.

How to Bet on MLS Games at SuperBook Sports

Anyone in Nevada or Colorado, whether temporarily or permanently, can start placing bets on MLS games with ease at SuperBook Sports. Those who are in Nevada will have to first visit the SuperBook at Westgate in Vegas to create their account. They can then download the mobile app and start betting straightaway.

Those in Colorado have no need to visit us in person; the entire process can be done online. You can even set up your account ahead of a visit to the state so that you can start betting the moment you arrive. The first thing to do is visit our website and click on the ‘Join Now’ button. This takes you to the registration form where we ask for details such as:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Contact Information
  • Physical Address
  • Last four digits of your Social Security Number

You will also be asked to choose a password and set your security questions. We need this information to be able to verify your identity and if we still cannot do so, then we may ask for a scan of a photo ID or something similar. Similarly, we need to verify your location when placing bets, which is why you need to install the GeoComply plugin. If you are creating your account outside of Colorado then do not worry, you can do so without the plugin, but you will need it in order to start placing bets.

The next stage is to deposit funds into your account so that you can place bets. There are many different payment methods on offer and we are sure that you will find at least one of them convenient. Once that is done, you can start placing your bets.

From the ‘All Sports’ menu on the left you need to select ‘Soccer – North America’. There you will be able to see the various different leagues you can bet on. In the USA section, you have the choice of ‘MLS’ and ‘USL Championship’. Select MLS and a list of all the upcoming games will appear.

From this screen, you can quickly access the 3-way moneyline market, i.e. you can quickly add a bet on a team to win or a game to end in a draw. If you want to see the full list of markets for a game then click on ‘More Bets’. This takes you to a page where you can browse all of the markets. They are split into easy to navigate sections such as ’90 Minutes + Stoppage Time’, ‘Match Props’, ‘Goal Props’, ‘1st Half’, and so on. When you have located the bet that you want to place, just click on it to add it to the bet slip. You can then enter how much you want to bet and it will display the potential winnings. You can also set up parlay and round robin bets on the bet slip.

When you are happy with your bets simply confirm them and then wait to see if you have won.

MLS Betting FAQs

What are the laws regarding MLS betting?

Each US state is able to set its own laws regarding MLS betting and an increasing number are making it legal. Here at SuperBook Sports, we can accept MLS bets in Colorado and Nevada, and soon New Jersey will join this list. As long as you are within one of these state borders while placing your bets with us then it is entirely legal.

What type of MLS bets can I place?

You can place many different types of MLS bets. Each game has a huge number of betting markets available, such as the moneyline, totals, spread, double chance, props, and more. You can also make use of in-play betting and there are a number of future markets as well.

Do you offer bets on other soccer leagues?

Yes. We offer betting markets on soccer leagues around the world. You can bet on North American leagues, South American leagues, European leagues and more. We also offer betting on major competitions such as the World Cup and the UEFA Champions League.

Can I bet on MLS games online?

Easily. You can place bets through the SuperBook Sports website in a matter of seconds once you have setup your account. We also have apps for Android and iOS devices so that you can place your bets while on the go as long as you are located in a state where we are licensed to operate.