How to Bet on the Major League Soccer:
Americans and Britons may call the game by different names, but whether you call it soccer or football, you can enjoy the fun and the profits of sports betting if you know what you are doing.
Let’s learn more about how to bet on the Major League Soccer games as well as other selections like the outrights market.
Betting on Specific Games: Beginners’ Guide
If you’re learning to bet on sports we suggest that you bet using the 1×2 system. If you ever placed an Ice Hockey bet, that’s exactly the same system, because the X odds exist to consider the possibility of a match draw, which doesn’t exist in leagues like the NFL for example.
Let’s use a real-life example of the upcoming game between Atlanta United and New York City on October 9th, 2022: the odds in the 1×2 market are 1.94 for ‘1’ which represents the potential victory of the hosts, Atlanta United, the X odds are now 3.85 on average, and the odds for a potential victory of New York City are 3.50.
We’re using the decimal odds system which is the most popular one for soccer, and these odds are simple multipliers: if you consider a $100 bet let’s say on the match draw, you could earn $385 in case you guess the result correctly.
There are other advanced systems like the Asian handicap betting, but we recommend that you stick with 1×2 if you’re beginning. But if you’re ready for a more advanced adventure, check out our beginners’ guide to Asian Handicap betting.
Betting on the goals: MLS over/under bets
Betting on the goals of the Major League Soccer is simple. The league and the sportsbooks use the same system as other leagues.
In fact, the system is similar to the over/under markets of the NBA, for example. If you know what a bet on over/under 180.5 points in a basketball match means, then you already know what over/under 2.5 goals means.
But if you don’t know, don’t worry, check our simple, beginners’ guide to soccer 1×2 betting.
MLS Outrights: Betting on who will win the league!
You can also bet on who will win the ongoing season of the MLS. Let’s have a look at the decimal odds for this exciting market.
The market considers Los Angeles FC as the favorites right now, with odds of just 3.0. If you’re certain that they’ll win, then a 50-bucks bet could become a prize of 150 dollars!
Philadelphia Union has odds of 5.0, while the third most likely to win are the Canadians of FC Montreal, at least according to the betting markets.
The Canadian side has juicy odds of 9.0 right now!
Second-tier contenders like Austin FC and New York City have odds of 13.0.
The underdogs Real Salt Lake and Vancouver Whitecaps have odds of 101.0 and 151.0, respectively.
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