Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City Betting Odds, Preview, Picks: Can Hosts Down Midwest Foes in MLS Clash? (June 25)
Abbie Parr/Getty Images. Pictured: Seattle Sounders standout Cristian Roldan, right, celebrates a goal with Alex Roldan.
Seattle vs. Sporting KC Odds
|Sporting KC Odds||+340|
|Over/Under||2.5 (-135 / -110)|
|Day | Time||Saturday | 3 p.m. ET|
|How To Watch||ABC | fuboTV|
|Odds updated via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute soccer odds here.|
Kicking off Saturday’s Major League Soccer action, Sporting Kansas City travels West to take on the Seattle Sounders in ESPN’s national broadcast featured game.
The hosts have been climbing up the league table after the slow start, picking up four wins and only one loss in the last six outings in league play.
Meanwhile, this has been a rough season for Sporting KC, which is currently 12th in the Western Conference. However, the visitors are fresh off an impressive road victory against Nashville last weekend.
This is a matchup of teams headed in opposite directions, so I’m expecting the Seattle to continue its fine form at Lumen Field.
Following the long cup run that resulted in winning the CONCACAF Champions League, we are now starting to see Seattle churn out similar performances in MLS action.
This stretch of stellar play has included impressive home displays, including victories against Minnesota United, Charlotte FC and Vancouver before a solid draw against Los Angeles FC last time out.
However, the Sounders will likely be without star striker Raúl Ruidíaz, who leads the team with five goals in six MLS starts.
By The Numbers
- 1.857 — Seattle's average goals per game when playing at home this season, according to fbref.com, which is almost double its 1.0 goals per 90 minutes mark on the road.
- +3.4 — In the last four home matches since the CCL run, Seattle has owned a this xGDiff in those contests.
Sporting Kansas City
This has been a very disappointing season for a club that has reached the playoffs in 10 of its last 11 campaigns.
If there is any hope of extending this great postseason record, Sporting KC needs to improve in all areas of the field and start securing some road points.
Sporting KC only has one victory to go along with nine road losses this season, which also includes a -13 goal difference away from Kansas City.
By The Numbers
- 21 — The number of goals allowed in away games this season by Sporting KC are the most in MLS this season.
- -7.1 — To add to the misery on the road, the visitors have posted this xGDiff in away matches and haven't won the xG battle in any of those fixtures.
Betting Analysis & Pick
I’m electing to keep this play pretty simple and backing a much better Seattle side with a moneyline wager at the -140 odds via BetMGM as my top pick.
Even without Ruidíaz, the Sounders should have plenty of attacking prowess with United States internationals Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan, as well as Colombian striker Fredy Montero as the front three.
You can look at playing Seattle on a spread of -1 at a better price if this moneyline drifts beyond what you want to pay, but I feel this number is still too good to pass up in this spot.
The Pick: Seattle ML (-140)