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MLS Saturday: Public Bettors Jumping on Wayne Rooney and D.C. United

Jul 13, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Wayne Rooney

  • Wayne Rooney is set to make his debut for D.C. United at brand-new Audi Field.
  • Public bettors are all over D.C. United (-137) to beat Vancouver, and the moneyline has soared.
  • I've picked out three value plays based on the betting market for D.C. United-Vancouver, Columbus-NYC FC and San Jose-Montreal.

It hasn’t been easy to get excited about MLS in the midst of wild World Cup action, but this weekend marks the end of that overlap. There are some intriguing matches to look forward to on Saturday night, including D.C. United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps.

The brand-new Audi Field will officially open for D.C., and the game will also mark the MLS debut for forward Wayne Rooney. Fans and bettors are clearly excited, and that’s been reflected in the odds.

I’ve looked at every match on the slate and analyzed the betting market to identify three value plays.

Season Record: 31-34-2, +16.26 units, 25% ROI

(All lines as of Friday night via Pinnacle sportsbook. All betting percentages are the offshore market average. Bettors can find all the latest odds and betting percentages with a Sports Insights membership).

Columbus Crew at New York City FC (7 p.m. ET)

Moneyline odds: NYC FC -105, Columbus +280, Draw +276
Total: 3 (u-130)

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