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Which US Soccer leagues and events do you cover picks for?

We have free US Soccer picks covering Major League Soccer (MLS) which includes games from both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference through the regular season schedule.

We also cover the MLS Play-Offs through to the MLS Cup Final so expect to see MLS Play-Off predictions and MLS Cup Final picks too.

When there is a round of MLS fixtures, you will be able to view MLS soccer predictions from our knowledgeable soccer tipsters right here and on the dedicated MLS Picks page.

If there are currently no US Soccer picks listed then it means there are no scheduled matches so why not visit the main free 'Soccer Picks' page for the live soccer predictions from OLBG's soccer tipsters covering soccer leagues around the globe?

When will you have US Soccer Betting picks?

We have free US Soccer picks virtually all year round as the Major League Soccer (MLS) regular season begins around late February or March time each year and runs through to the MLS Cup Final around November or December time.

As soon as the US Soccer match odds are available our army of soccer tipsters will add their soccer picks and game analysis which will usually be up to a week in advance of game day. 

The most popular US soccer predictions are highlighted for each match, these popular picks will be the most tipped selection and can be for any of the available soccer betting markets.

Along with the most popular picks, you will also see the selection odds, the confidence percentage which reflects the number of picks received against the total number placed on the match market, and a 1 to 5 star (5 being the best) 'Value Rating' which is formulated comparing the selection odds to the theoretical probability of winning based on the number of picks received.

Best Free US Soccer Predictions

If you are a rookie when it comes to placing Soccer wagers then take a look at our Guide on Best Sportsbooks and how to place a Soccer wager. For a better understanding of how 'American Odds' are calculated and displayed check out our Parlay Bet Guide on 'How To Calculate Odds'. Below are some of the most popular betting markets Soccer bettors like to play.

Full-Time Result works the same way as the 'Money Line' in other US main sports wagering for example MLB picks, you are simply betting on which team will win the game. The Draw is also one of the three-way market options as bookies will pay out on a draw at Full Time, for Cup or knockout matches any overtime periods usually do not count but it is best to check with your bookie before placing your wager.

You will see the respective odds quoted for each team to win and the odds for a draw result, the three-way market odds may look something like this:

  • -225 (1.44 decimal) Los Angeles FC
  • +600 (7.0) San Jose Earthquakes
  • +350 (4.5) Draw

 If the most tipped selection for the match is the 'Draw' @ +350 (4.5) and you stake $10 on a draw and the wager is successful, your payout at the cashier would be $45 with a profit of $35.

 You might want to add your soccer picks into a parlay bet, also known as an accumulator, this is a way of raising the odds for a better payout. However, all the selections in the parlay bet must be successful to receive any returns. For example:

MLS Parlay Bet

  1. Los Angeles FC to win -225 (1.44)
  2. New York Red Bulls to win -150 (1.67)
  3. Atlanta United to win -110 (1.91)
  4. LA Galaxy to win -125 (1.8)

Converting the American odds to decimal odds is an easier option for working out your possible payout. Just multiply the odds of your 4 selections which in the example are (1.44*1.67*1.91*1.8) to give you an estimated odds payout of 8.27.

If you place a $10 stake on your Soccer Parlay bet and all four selections are successful, your payout would be approximately $83 showing a profit of around $73.

US Soccer Picks Today

In addition to the Full Time Result selections you will also see 'Both Teams To Score' (BTTS) predictions, Total Goals picks, Half Time/Full Time bets, and forecasts for many other popular soccer betting markets. Here's a description of how some of those bets work:

Total Goals is a type of 'Against The Spread' (ATS) bet similar to the 'Game Total' market available in other US Sportsbook 'Game Props' betting, for example, NHL picks. The popular 'Total Goals' line used for MLS picks on OLBG is 2.5 Goals so you can either bet there will be 'Over 2.5 Goals' or 'Under 2.5 Goals' scored in total in the game. A '3rd goal' scored in a game is the decisive goal for wagers on Total Goals picks, Over 2.5 Goals being successful and Under 2.5 Goals resulting in a loss. The Total Goals wager includes both teams' goal totals combined, there are alternative Goal Line markets usually available for 'Team Goals'. 

Total Goals is a popular game market for bettors as you are not reliant on a team winning and your wager could still be live right up to the final whistle. It is worth adding that, sportsbooks, in general, will offer alternative Goal Lines which can be 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, etc if you are looking to wager on alternative Goal Lines.

Both Teams To Score (BTTS): is a two-way option 'Yes' or 'No' wager where you are predicting 'Yes' if you think both teams will score at least one goal in the game or 'No' if you feel there will be no goals scored or only one team scoring. Again similar to the Total Goals market, you are not reliant on a team winning the game. 

For teams of equal ability you will find the US sportsbooks will price up BTTS (Y/N) odds usually around the +100 (50% chance) line, they will also factor in the team's goals for and against stats and how potent an offensive strike force may square up against a good or bad defense.

Half Time/Full Time: is soccer's equivalent to the 'Double Result' bet option you see in US Sportsbooks Main Props betting, for example, NFL picks. You are predicting the match outcome at 'Half Time' and the match outcome at 'Full Time' so there are three possible outcomes at Half Time, and three possible outcomes at Full Time meaning nine possible permutations which are:

  • Team A (winning at Half Time) - Team A (winning at Full Time)
  • Team A - Draw
  • Team A - Team B
  • Team B - Team B
  • Team B - Draw
  • Team B - Team A
  • Draw - Draw
  • Draw - Team A
  • Draw - Team B

Player Prop Picks

These types of bets include First Goal Scorer predictions and Anytime Scorer selections which focus on players' outcomes rather than team or match outcomes. These types of bets are soccer's equivalent to the NFL Player Prop bets like First Touchdown Scorer and Anytime Touchdown Scorer. Here's a description of how the bets work:

First Goal Scorer is the bet where a player is selected to score the first goal of the game (by either team). So it's the first goal of the game and not necessarily the 'first goal' for the team (if the opposing team has already scored). 'Own Goals' (a goal scored by the defending team in the wrong net!) do not count for First Goal Scorer bets so if the first goal of the game is an 'Own Goal' the 'First Goal Scorer' wagers roll onto the next goal scored. 

Top Goal Scorers are understandably favorites to score when it comes to pricing up the First Goal Scorer betting odds, similar to the most targeted Wide Receivers and Running Backs with the NFL Touchdown Scorer picks. Also, popular First Goal Scorer picks are designated penalty kick takers and Free Kick specialists who excel with dead ball situations in and around the penalty box.

US Sportsbooks traders will be well armed with relevant goal scorer stats, in form goal scorers, and roster news before pricing up the first goal scorer odds, and generally, the popularity of the most likely goal scorers with the sportsbook players will be reflected in the odds books. You will find if the teams are evenly matched with prolific goal scorers in both camps then the most likely First Goal Scorers may be priced around the +500 (6.0) odds tag.

If you think the game may end in a goalless stalemate you can place a wager on the 'No Goal Scorer' option, the odds priced up by the sportsbooks are usually similar to those available for the 0-0 Correct Score option. However, it is always worth considering betting on the 'No Goal Scorer' rather than the 0-0 Correct Score because of the 'Own Goal' rule. If the game finished 1-0 and the goal scored was an 'Own Goal' then the 'No Goal Scorer' bet would be successful despite the game finishing 1-0!

Anytime Goal Scorer is the bet where you are predicting a player to score a goal 'Anytime' during the game. The odds are a fraction of those generally quoted in the First Goal Scorer betting market however there are additional benefits with Anytime Goal Scorer selections in that the wager could result in an early success if the player selected scores early in the game. Also, the wager is in play for the duration of the match as long as the player selected remains on the field of play. Popular Anytime Goal Scorer picks will be the most likely offensive strikers and midfielders, however as mentioned with the First Goal Scorer predictions the sportsbook traders will factor their popularity into the Anytime Goal Scorer odds. You can expect Anytime Goal Scorer odds around the +100 (2.0) mark and shorter for the most likely goal scorers, however, olbg tipsters may unearth some potential gems with players who focus on defense but are a threat at set pieces and may fly under the sportsbooks radar!

MLS Format and Past Winners

The Major League Soccer, better known as the MLS is an American soccer league that was first established in 1993 and includes three teams from Canada.

The league is split into two leagues with Western and Eastern conferences which resembles other American sports.

The overall highest points scorer is crowned with the Supporters Shield while the outright winner is crowned the MLS Cup Champions.

As mentioned the league is split into conferences, each team plays the other teams in the conference home and away.

Also, they play one match against teams in the other conference, totaling thirty-four games in the regular season.

As of 2019, the top seven from each conference advance into the MLS Cup where the final will always be between one team from each conference.

You can find our MLS betting tips for the outright winner of the MLS Cup above.

Here are the past ten MLS Cup champions and runners-up:

2023Columbus CrewLos Angeles FC
2022Los Angeles FCPhiladelphia Union
2021New York City FCPortland Timbers
2020Columbus Crew SCSeattle Sounders FC
2019Seattle Sounders FCToronto FC
2018Atlanta United FCPortland Timbers
2017Toronto FCSeattle Sounders FC
2016Seattle Sounders FCToronto FC
2015Portland TimbersColumbus Crew SC
2014Los Angeles GalaxyNew England Revolution

USA MLS Statistics

To help with your USA MLS picks and wagers the following 5-year USA MLS statistics may come in handy.

Home Wins213 (52%)127 (50%)220 (48%)232 (49%)234 (47%)
Draws92 (23%)59 (23%)124 (27%)118 (25%)146 (30%)
Away Wins103 (25%)70 (27%)115 (25%)126 (26%)113 (23%)
BTTS (Yes)240 (59%)148 (58%)270 (59%)283 (59%)278 (56%)
Over 2.5 Goals237 (58%)153 (60%)246 (54%)278 (58%)274 (56%)
Goals Per Game3.042.882.792.962.76

Correct Scores

The top 5 most occurring Correct Scores over the past five seasons:

  • 2-1 = 246 (12% or 7/1)
  • 1-1 = 238 (11% or 8/1)
  • 1-0 = 187 (9% or 10/1)
  • 2-0 = 142 (7% or 13/1)
  • 1-2 = 141 (7% or 13/1)
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