D.C. United vs. Toronto FC Odds, Predictions: Betting Picks for Monday’s MLS Soccer Match
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- After their original match was postponed, Toronto FC and DC United will play at 9 a.m. ET on Monday morning on ESPN 2.
- Updated odds haven't been posted at sportsbooks yet, but Toronto FC was a -129 favorite when the match was still slated for Sunday.
- Jeremy Pond previews the match and explains why, if odds get re-posted, the weather could provide a lot of value on the Under.
Editor’s Note: Monday’s match between D.C. United and Toronto FC was originally scheduled for Sunday morning but was postponed to Monday at 9 a.m. ET. No sportsbooks have re-posted odds for the match as of 9:45 p.m. ET on Sunday night. The odds and preview below was written before the original postponement.
MLS Is Back Odds: D.C. United vs. Toronto FC
|D.C. United odds||+320 [BET NOW]|
|Toronto FC odds||-129 [BET NOW]|
|Draw||+255 [BET NOW]|
|Over/Under||3 (+114/-137) [BET NOW]|
|Time||Monday, 9 a.m. ET|
Things will surely heat up in more ways than one Monday when Toronto FC and D.C. United open the day’s schedule at the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando.
Toronto, which captured the 2017 MLS Cup and has reached the finale three of the last four seasons, enters the competition as one of the overall favorites. The Reds headline Group C and hope to build off their impressive home-opening win against New York City FC that came before the global soccer break.
Manager Greg Vanney was missing at least four starters in that match, including veteran Michael Bradley, and his side dominated its Eastern Conference rival during that showdown.
It was a nice result following a 2-2 draw on the road against San Jose, which needed a golazo in the waning seconds of stoppage time to salvage the draw in each team’s opening game.
This might be the deepest roster Vanney has had during his tenure in “The Six” and that really says a lot, considering this is a franchise that captured the domestic treble during its record-breaking 2017 championship campaign.
On the other side, D.C United comes into the match with a mixed bag of early results. The club suffered a 2-1 loss against Colorado in its home opener, but rebounded with a 2-1 win against expansion outfit Inter Miami in its most recent outing.
As for this Group C fixture, these 9 a.m. EST starts really have me perplexed. The South Florida weather has been ghastly in the morning and it is supposed to be much of the same at the start of this match.
The forecasted temperature at match time on Monday morning sits at 79 F, with the heat index making it feel like an uncomfortable 86 F thanks to 87% humidity.
Looking back at the schedule, the only other 9 a.m. match that’s happened at this tournament thus far came earlier in the week, when Philadelphia delivered a 1-0 shutout victory against New York City FC. I see a similar result happening in this game and will back the total to stay under the number in what should be a low-scoring affair. It also doesn’t hurt that the total has stayed under 2.5 goals in six of the last seven matches Toronto FC and D.C. United have played against each other across all competitions.
If you are looking for a side, I am leaning toward Toronto FC and sprinkling a little on the defending Eastern Conference champion to grab all three points.