How To Bet On MLS Western Conference

Those of you looking to bet on the outcomes of high quality soccer matches need look no further than betting on the Western Conference of the MLS. Major League Soccer is consistently growing in popularity, thanks in large part to the influx of some of world soccer’s most popular stars. The increase in talent showcases an open, entertaining league replete with an abundance of goals and scoring chances.  The Western Conference is made more exciting by the amount of traveling each team has to do on a weekly basis. 

 

Best MLS Western Conference Betting Lines

Regardless of your preferred betting market, you’ll want to dig into the analytics behind individual matchups, making sure to thoroughly do your homework before investing. 

MLS
MLS
Regular - Matchday 20
Match day
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
Away Score Home Money Line
Wednesday 19 July
Toronto 19:30 New York City FC
San Jose 19:30 New York Red Bulls
Philadelphia 19:30 Impact De Montreal
Houston 20:00 Minnesota United
Vancouver 22:30 L.A. Galaxy
DC United 22:30 Seattle
Real Salt Lake 22:30 Portland
Friday 21 July
Atlanta United 19:00 Orlando City
Saturday 22 July
Chicago 14:00 New York City FC
New York Red Bulls 16:00 Minnesota United
Houston 19:00 DC United
Colorado 19:00 Toronto
Philadelphia 19:30 Columbus
L.A. Galaxy 19:30 New England
Dallas Burn 19:30 Impact De Montreal
Kansas City 22:00 Real Salt Lake
Sunday 23 July
Portland 18:30 Vancouver
San Jose 22:30 Seattle

What Are The MLS Western Conference standings

Each team plays 34 games during the regular season with the top six teams earning a berth into the playoffs. Check frequently the standings to stay apprised of all ongoings. 

MLS
MLS
  • General
  • Home
  • Away
  • 1st half
  • 2nd half
# team pts P W D L GF GA +/-
Eastern Conference
1 Chicago Chicago 38 19 11 5 3 37 19 18
2 Toronto Toronto 38 19 11 5 3 34 19 15
3 New York City FC New York City FC 33 19 10 3 6 36 24 12
4 Orlando City Orlando City 29 20 8 5 7 22 29 -7
5 Columbus Columbus 28 20 9 1 10 30 32 -2
6 New York Red Bulls New York Red Bulls 26 18 8 2 8 20 25 -5
7 Philadelphia Philadelphia 23 18 6 5 7 25 21 4
8 New England New England 20 19 5 5 9 29 31 -2
9 DC United DC United 18 19 5 3 11 14 31 -17
Western Conference
1 Kansas City Kansas City 32 20 8 8 4 24 14 10
2 Houston Houston 28 19 8 4 7 34 29 5
3 Portland Portland 27 20 6 6 7 34 31 3
4 San Jose San Jose 26 19 7 5 7 22 26 -4
5 Vancouver Vancouver 24 17 7 3 7 24 27 -3
6 Seattle Seattle 24 19 6 6 7 25 28 -3
7 L.A. Galaxy L.A. Galaxy 22 18 6 4 8 28 32 -4
8 Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake 20 20 6 2 12 23 40 -17
9 Colorado Colorado 19 18 6 1 11 19 27 -8

MLS Western Conference Betting Tips

The Western Conference is chockfull of title contenders. In fact, the Western Conference has dominated MLS proceedings in recent years, winning every MLS Cup since the Columbus Crew in 2008. The Galaxy, Timbers, Sporting Kansas City and last year’s winners, Seattle Sounders, have won the past six MLS Cups, with the Galaxy taking three of four between 2011 and 2014. 

It truly is the dominant conference. The main reason for their seemingly perpetual dominance is their superior defensive teams. Portland Timbers last year conceded 53 goals, the most in the Western Conference in 2016.

Compare that to the Eastern Conference, where only three teams – D.C. United, New York Red Bulls and Toronto F.C. – conceded less. That means seven of the Eastern Conference’s 10 teams conceded the same or more goals than the worst defensive team in the West. That says a lot.

The Western Conference, as you’d expect, is lower scoring than their eastern counterparts, but the discrepancy isn’t nearly as large. And although a cliche, championship teams are based on a solid defense. The Eastern Conference should take note. 

Dallas FC, Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders are all favorites to challenge for the MLS Cup in 2017. 

As a general rule of thumb, look to bet on the under market when Western Conference teams face each other. Just make sure to dig into the deeper analytics to reinforce your decision.