MLS Betting Odds & Futures Market Update: Philadelphia Becomes Biggest Sportsbook Liability

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After a month and a half of Major League Soccer action, the Philadelphia Union are the public's choice to take home MLS Cup, creating a major liability for at least one sportsbook.

According to BetMGM, more than 36% of its handle on the MLS Cup market belongs to the Union, who are also amassing just over 18% of the overall betting tickets.

Philadelphia opened at +1600 prior to the season, but currently sits at +900 following the influx of action that has occurred after the Eastern Conference club’s  4-1-0 start to the season.

Nashville SC accounts for the highest ticket percentage and second-biggest handle percentage at BetMGM, but the 15.6% handle is less than half of what the Union in accounting for at the moment. Nashville opened at +2500, but has dropped to +1800 after its 2-1-2 start, with the public not losing faith.

Atlanta United has the third-highest ticket percentage and the third-biggest liability at BetMGM, while New York City FC sits third in terms of handle.

MLS Cup favorite Los Angeles FC, which has moved from +700 to +550, accounts for just 2.3% of the ticket percentage and 0.7% of the handle percentage.

And the team that no one believes in? The San Jose Earthquakes, who are 0-2-3 to start the campaign. At +15000, the Earthquakes account for 0.0% of the ticket percentage and 0.0% of the handle.

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