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MLS Cup Odds: Revolution Favored After Dominance In The East

2021 MLS Cup odds list the New England Revolution as favorites

The New England Revolution have clinched the Eastern Conference after taking a massive lead over second-placed Nashville SC, while the Seattle Sounders are at the top of the Western Conference standings. As a result, these are the two teams dominating the top of the MLS Cup oddsboard.

Are there any other contenders that could spring a surprise? Odds Shark breaks down the main outright market as well as the Golden Boot market below.

According to BetOnline Sportsbook’s MLS Cup odds, the New England Revolution (+350) are the most favored team to win the title followed by the Seattle Sounders (+400), Sporting Kansas City (+750) and Nashville SC (+1000).

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MLS Cup Odds: Who Are The Favorites?

Odds to Win MLS Cup 2021
New England Revolution+350
Seattle Sounders+400
Sporting Kansas City+750
Nashville SC+1000
Colorado Rapids+1200
Philadelphia Union+1600
Portland Timbers+1600
New York City FC+2000
Orlando City+2000
Atlanta United+2600
DC United+2600
CF Montreal+3300
LA Galaxy+3300
Los Angeles FC+3300
Minnesota United+3300
Real Salt Lake+3300
Vancouver Whitecaps+4000
Columbus Crew+5000
New York Red Bulls+10000
San Jose Earthquakes+10000

Odds as of October 5 at BetOnline Sportsbook

The MLS Season So Far

Somehow, the New England Revolution have managed to maintain the level of production that has pushed them to the top of the Eastern Conference. They now have 65 points in 29 matches, with 20 wins. Far in the distance, Nashville SC are currently second with 47 points in 28 matches. Philadelphia Union and Orlando City FC are next with 42 points apiece.

The fight for the top of the Western Conference is far more intriguing. The Seattle Sounders are currently at the top with 54 points in 27 matches with 16 wins, but they are closely followed by Sporting Kansas City, who have 52 points in 28 matches. Colorado, Portland and Real Salt Lake are third, fourth and fifth respectively. Austin are at the bottom of the table with 25 points in 28 matches.

Favorites To Win The MLS Cup 2021

The MLS Cup odds for the two favorites have changed quite a bit since Odds Shark’s previous update.

New England Revolution (+350)

The New England Revolution have clinched the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings. As a result, they will have a first-round bye as well as home-ground advantage for the playoffs. They have achieved this through some unparalleled offensive effectiveness.

The Revolution have now won 20 matches out of the 29 they have played, putting them well ahead of Nashville SC, who have 47 points in 28 matches. New England have scored 57 goals this season at an average of close to two per match. No other team has scored more than 51 goals this season! This level of offensive production is the primary reason for the shortening of their MLS Cup odds to +350.

“There’s still a few things we want to, I think ‘fine-tune’ is the right word,” Henry Kessler said. “Obviously, the results have been very good, and we’ve put ourselves in a good position. But there are a few things we need to work out and still improve on. So, there’s still room for improvement and heading into the playoffs we still have five more opportunities to improve.”

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Seattle Sounders (+400)

The Sounders have also made some progress in the West as they aim to lock in their top spot in the conference standings. They have managed 54 points in 27 matches at an average of two points per game to move to the top of the standings.

The Sounders also have a goals scored to goals conceded ratio of 2 to 1. They have scored 44 goals and conceded 22, with a goal differential of +22. If they can finish at the top of the West, then you might see their MLS Cup odds shorten further from their current odds of +400.

Will Bruin has been integrated into the offensive setup seamlessly and he is now finding results for the Sounders.

“I think that Will doesn’t get talked about enough,” midfielder Cristian Roldan said after a Sounders’ 3-0 win. “He does so much work for us. He didn’t score, but the amount of work that he does, and the amount of battling that goes unnoticed that I really want to highlight because without him we don’t score those goals. He doesn’t get enough credit for the hold-up play and the passing that he does.”

Left-Field Picks In MLS Cup Odds

While the conference leaders are the obvious targets, there are other left-field choices as well that you might want to consider.

Sporting Kansas City (+750)

Sporting Kansas City have moved to second in the Western Conference standings with 52 points in 28 matches. They have managed to score 51 goals, second-most in the MLS this season, while conceding 30 goals.

Sporting Kansas City’s MLS Cup odds have reduced a tad, moving from +700 to +750. If they can maintain this pressure on the Seattle Sounders, they could even leapfrog to the top of the Western Conference standings, which would be influential in terms of shortening their odds.

“The bottom line is there are certain things that we need to, the best way to say it is you’ve got to tighten the jar down on a couple things,” Johnny Russell said.

“We’ll do that. First, we’ll get a little bit of a break mentally and physically. Physically, not having to play a game. Mentally, there will be a couple days off here or there for certain guys. Other guys will continue to train and we’ve got to keep building their fitness up.”

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Betting Strategy For MLS Cup

Right now, the MLS Cup is rather open. There are several reliable contenders, especially the current leaders of the conference standings. The New England Revolution have seen a drastic shortening of their MLS Cup odds as a result of them clinching the Eastern Conference. That ensures a much smoother path to the final. From a probability standpoint, they are the best bet because they have the easiest path to the deepest point of this tournament.

Seattle are not yet assured of finishing at the top of the West, but that’s also why their current MLS Cup odds of +400 are rather compelling. If I had to place a bet at this moment, it would be on the Sounders because there is a strong balance of historical success and current form.

There are other outside contenders as well but there is a high chance of an upset in a competitive MLS playoffs. As a result, it makes prudent sense to stay away from betting on those teams at this point.

Ola Kamara The Favorite In MLS Top Goalscorer Odds

Odds To Lead MLS In Goals
Ola Kamara+130
Raul Ruidiaz+350
Daniel Solloi+600
Gustavo Bou+1200
Hany Mukhtar+1200
Valentin Castellanos+1200
Adam Buksa+2000
Ricardo Pepi+2000
Damir Kreilach+5000

Odds as of October 5 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Favorites For MLS Golden Boot

This market could come down to whether the player you back has a deep run into the playoffs of the MLS Cup. So, back a team as much as a player in order to win this market.

Ola Kamara (+130)

Kamara has maintained his effectiveness this season and has scored the most goals with 17. Impressively, he has achieved this in just 22 appearances for DC United, which makes his achievement even more laudable. However, there is a question regarding how deep DC United will reach in the MLS Cup, which could leave Kamara with a vital game or two fewer than others in contention for the Golden Boot.

Raul Ruidiaz (+350)

Ruidiaz’s odds have not moved since Odds Shark’s previous update. He remains second on the goal-scoring charts with 16. He has managed this in 25 matches. Considering he plies his trade for the Seattle Sounders, one of the favorites to win the tournament, Ruidiaz is an intriguing target at these odds.

I’d expect Seattle to have a deep run into the MLS Cup playoffs, which makes Ruidiaz a solid choice to win Golden Boot. Ruidiaz, though, could miss the next match against Colorado: he is currently listed as questionable for that big game.

The Outside Contenders

Daniel Salloi (+600)

Like Ruidiaz, Salloi’s odds have not changed since Odds Shark’s previous update. This Golden Boot market could go down to the final few matches of this season because it is incredibly tight at the top among these three players.

Salloi has scored 16 goals in 26 matches for Sporting Kansas City, a team that has been excellent in the final third this season. That could give Salloi a leg up come the playoffs later in the year. Impressively, Salloi has not taken penalties and is still a serious contender for the Golden Boot.

“It’s one of those that no one is going to care how many penalties you scored if you win the Golden Boot,” Salloi said. “I hope that my goals can take me as far as possible in the Golden Boot race and MVP race. I have a chance for it. I think this is the year when I can challenge for those awards. You don’t get many years where you get to challenge these records. This is why I want to keep pushing and break the records you can. It’s been amazing and I don’t want to slow down at this point.”

Odds Shark will come back in two weeks to update this page and provide you with a newer betting perspective as well as the fresh MLS Cup odds. Till then, stay tuned to our other soccer pages for more information.