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MLS Betting: How to Bet Wednesday’s New York Derby

Aug 22, 2018 10:47 AM EDT
  • NYC FC are +124 favorites in the New York Derby against New York Red Bulls (+224). The draw is priced at +265.
  • Both clubs are among the best in MLS, but public bettors are picking a side in the New York Derby.

Wednesday night features a can’t-miss New York Derby between New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls.

Both clubs are top-three in MLS in wins, goals per game and expected goals per game and are battling for the Supporters’ Shield, which is given to the MLS team that amasses the most points.

Last weekend around the league, home teams won eight of 11 matches, with Real Salt Lake earning the only road victory.

Value plays went just 2-4 for -1.39 units, but it was just a minor blip on the season so far. With matches being played from Wednesday through Sunday, there are plenty of opportunities coming up.

After analyzing the New York Derby and digging through the betting market, I’ve picked out a value play to bet.

Season Record: 47-49-3, +31.10 units, 32% ROI


New York Red Bulls at New York City FC

Moneyline odds: NYC FC +124, NY Red Bulls +224, Draw +265
Total: 3 (o-123)
Time: 7 p.m. ET on FS1

The third New York Derby of the season is upon us and NYC FC and New York Red Bulls have both secured home wins in the series so far.

The Red Bulls won the first meeting at home, 4-0, while NYC FC picked up a late win at Yankee Stadium six weeks ago.

In each team’s most recent outing, NYC FC lost 2-0 at Philadelphia while NYRB earned up a respectable road point at Vancouver with a 2-2 tie.

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Credit:

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New York Red Bulls defender Kevin Politz (3) argues with New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer (77) in front of forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) and midfielder Tyler Adams (4)

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