MLS Betting Rundown & Free Predictions For Wednesday's Short Slate

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:19 PM GMT

The MLS Regular Season is starting to wind down, let’s try to see if we can pick winners here, in what at first blush looks to be four pretty even matches from two Presidential Election Swing States (Florida, Ohio) and two Blue States (Illinois, California).

Week 30 begins Wednesday evening, the defending champion Portland Timbers, FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps—are all playing CONCACAF Champions League fixtures on Hump Day, let's breakdown today's games.

DC United vs. Columbus Crew
Ola Kamara (15 goals, +175 Anytime Goalscorer, Bet365) and the 9th-place Columbus Crew (7-11-11, 42 GF-46 GA) face another must-win situation here in MLS Week 30 on Wednesday at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC in this Eastern Conference fixture against now 6th-place DC United (8-13-9, 43 GF-41 GA) and Patrick Mullins (6 goals). DC United (40/1 to win MLS Cup at Intertops) has been playing better Soccer of late than the Crew (125/1 to win MLS Cup at Intertops) and the Site, Home pride (7-4-4, 29 GF-7 GA) and Fear (and Loathing) of losing its new Playoff-qualifying spot in the Eastern Conference in 6th place, the pace should be decent and both teams should score in this one in Cherry Blossom City.


Final Score Prediction: DC United 2 Crew 1
Free MLS Pick: Over 2½ -182 at Intertops
MLS Props Pick: Both Teams To Score (Yes) -200 at Coral

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Toronto FC vs. Orlando SC
Brazilian magician Kaká (8 goals) and 8th-place Orlando City SC (7-13-10, 49 GF-57 GA) travel to Canada and Toronto's BMO Stadium on Wednesday night for this big Eastern Conference fixture against 2nd-place Toronto FC (13-9-8, 45 GF-33 GA) who are actually still in the running to win the MLS Supporters' Shield. With OCSC (2-6-7, 22 GF-32 GA on Road) so desperate—3 points off 6th place—and having scored a goal in 22 of its L24 games in all competitions—the pace should her should be quick and the L4 meetings (ORL 1-2 TOR, ORL 3-2 TOR, TOR 5-0 ORL, TOR 4-1 ORL, ORL 0-2 TOR) in this series have gone Over, averaging 4.75 gpg. And with TFC (7-5-2, 24 GF-13 GA) having already clinched an MLS Playoff berth, Cyle Larin (14 goals), Kevin Molino (10 goals) and OCSC (50/1 to win MLS Cup at Intertops) may be the only club who really cares in Ontario on Wednesday night, at least as a Soccer pick.


Final Score Prediction: Toronto FC 2 Orlando SC 2
Free MLS Pick: Over 2½ -118 at Intertops
MLS Props Pick: Both Teams To Score (Yes) -166 at Betstars

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Montreal Impact vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Ignacio Piatti (14 goals), 38-year-old Chelsea and English Premier League legend Didier Drogba (10 goals) and the Montreal Impact (9-11-10, 43 GF-47 GA) play host to Chris Wondolowski (10 goals) and the San Jose Earthquakes (7-13-9, 28 GF-32 GA) on Wednesday in a big game for the visitors who sit 7 points off the Playoff redline and in real trouble. The L5 meetings in this inter-conference series (SJ 1-1 MTL, MTL 2-0 SJ, SJ 2-2 MTL, MTL 3-1 SJ, MTL 3-1 SJ) reveals the Impact to be an unbeaten 3-2-0 (W-D-L), outscoring the Quakes, 11-5 with the BTTS (Yes) 4-1. With neither club playing particularly well right now—the two have one Win in their L12 games combined—and Montreal (40/1 to win MLS Cup at Intertops MLS odds) with no real Home-pitch Advantage (6-4-5, 26 GF-26 GA at Home), this one is probably best just left alone.


Final Score Prediction: Impact 2 Earthquakes 1
Free MLS Pick: None

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Seattle Sounders vs. Chicago Fire
Reports out Tuesday say Sounders and American legend Clint Dempsey's (8 goals) 2015 MLS Regular Season is over (Irregular Heartbeat) and that his future may be in doubt but the 7th-place Seattle (11-5-13, 38 GF-39 GA) still have something to play for here on Wednesday night and luckily for Jordan Morris (12 goals), Nicolás Lodeiro (3 goals), Cristian Roldán (3 goals) and the rest of the Sounders (8-1-5, 19 GF-11 GA), this game is at Home in The Emerald City where they have a huge Home-pitch edge, have allowed just 11 goals in 14 games and that they play David Accam (8 goals), Razvan Cocis? (5 goals), Arturo Álvarez (5 goals) and the smoldering Fire (1-2-11, 14 GF-30 GA on Road), who will be playing 1,738 miles away from home and 2 Body Clock Hours behind (CDT to PDT), meaning that this game will end around 11:40 p.m. CDT, a rough feel for Chicago's Windy City Circadian Rhythms. The L5 meetings in this series (CHI 1-0 SEA, CHI 2-3 SEA, SEA 2-1 CHI, CHI 1-2 SEA, CHI 0-0 SEA) reveals Seattle to be 3-1-1 (7 GF-5 GA) despite 4 of the 5 meetings being in Chicago in all close matches. Seattle (33/1 to win MLS Cup, Intertops) sits 4 points off 6th place, so a Win and 3 points here are imperative and expect a little extra emotional push from Captain Brad Evans, GK Tyler Miller and the rest of the Sounders knowing Deuce's fresh diagnosis.


Final Score Prediction: Sounders 2 Fire 0
Free MLS Pick: Sounders -222 at Intertops


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