2018 Major League Soccer Playoffs

2018 Major League Soccer Playoffs

With Decision Day in the books, we finally have our dozen MLS Cup Playoffs teams. Powerhouse teams New York Red Bull and Atlanta lead the East clinching the first-round byes clinched while Sporting KC and Seattle just eked by to get the top-two seeds. This is the best time for MLS fans as the playoffs kickoff during Halloween, October 31 and culminates in the MLS Cup on December 8.

As the MLS Cup Playoffs kick-off, New York Red Bull (+333) leads the way as the tournament favourites to win the MLS Cup tied Atlanta United (+333). Sporting Kansas City is tied for second (+1000) with Los Angeles FC (+1000). 

Below is a complete list of all the playoff teams and their odds:

How to Bet the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs

MLS Cup Playoffs Odds

Team

Odds to Win MLS Cup

New York Red Bull +333
Atlanta United +333
Sporting Kansas City +1000
Los Angeles FC +1000
FC Dallas +1200
New York City FC +1200
Seattle Sounders +1400
D.C. United +1600
Portland Timbers +1600
Philadelphia Union +2000
 Real Salt Lake +2500
 Columbus Crew +2500

The MLS Cup Playoffs is unlike any tournament in soccer. Twelve teams, six from each conference, will compete in a knockout-style tournament to determine the champions.

Los Angeles FC To Win the MLS Cup Odds
+1000

It begins in a Knockout Stage where the bottom-four seeds from each conference play a single-game elimination. The highest seed plays the lowest seed (#3 vs #6) and the second-highest, plays the second-lowest (#4 vs #5).

The winners advance to the Conference Semifinals where the highest seed (#1) plays the lowest seed and the second-highest (#2) plays the second-lowest. The winners advance to the Conference Finals. Both rounds are played in a two-legged home-and-home aggregate-style series. 

The MLS Cup is like the Super Bowl of the MLS. The winner of each conference advance to this one-game final hosted by the team with the better regular season record.

This is the current bracket of the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs:

MLS Cup Playoffs Bracket

 

MLS Cup Betting Stats

  • New York Red Bull have the most points (71), the fewest allowed goals (33), and the best goal differential (+29)
  • Atlanta United have the most goals scored (70) and the best road record (10-5-2)
  • Real Salt Lake have the most allowed goals (58), the worst goal differential (-3), and the least points (49)
  • DC United is the second-best home team (13-2-2) but the worst road team (1-9-7)
  • The West has won the MLS Cup in eight of the last ten tournaments

Best Online Sportsbooks for MLS Cup Playoffs Betting

The MLS Cup is still just as popular as its bigger European counterparts. Canadians are avid soccer fans almost as much as they love hockey. Every summer, they tune in to TSN, Rogers Sportsnet, or DAZN to get all their soccer fix.

As far as their betting goes, they turn to these online sportsbooks. The signup bonuses, competitive betting lines, and 24-7 customer support make it easy for even beginners to start wagering on the MLS Cup Playoffs and all other sports.

See below the top sportsbooks where you can wager online and choose the best one for you:

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