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MLS Picks, Odds and Best Bets for Sunday, July 19


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We'll get a pair of Group B matches on Sunday from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex outside of Orlando, Fla. at Walt Disney World as the bubble play continues to roll on. Chicago Fire FC gets a crack at their second game, as they got off to a slow start with Nashville SC getting expelled due to health reasons. Seattle Sounders FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC normally hash out their differences in the cool, clammy Pacfic Northwest rather than the oppressive heat and humidity of Central Florida, but that's where they'll play under the lights on Sunday night. Hey, at least the game is at 10:30 p.m. ET, which is good for each of their internal clocks.

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 The doubleheader will mark the final games of group play for the Earthquakes and the Sounders, and the San Jose-Chicago battle is likely to determine the top team from Group B, so it will be super important.

For bettors keeping track of the totals, the ‘over’ is 12-10-1 through Saturday's games, after a strong start by unders. Favorites are now 15-3-5 in the first 23 games inside the bubble.

MLS is Back Tournament Betting Results
Wager Favorites-Underdogs-Draws
Straight Up 15-3-5
Total (Over-Under) Results
Game 12-10-1
First-Half 12-11
Both teams to Score
Yes or No 14-9

MLS is Back Tournament
Sunday's Best Bets

Chicago Fire FC vs. San Jose

Date: Sunday, July 19
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: TUDN

MLS Betting Odds
Chicago Fire FC (+145)
San Jose Earthquakes (+165)
Draw (+280)

MLS - Money-Line Pick

San Jose Earthquakes (+165)

The Earthquakes flexed a little offensive muscle by outlasting Vancouver 4-3 in a mid-week battle. It more than made up for a lackluster scoreless draw against Seattle in the opening match. Rust was to be expected early on, but teams are starting to fire on offensive cylinders and the 'Quakes look like they have plenty of offensive clout. The Fire edged the Sounders 2-1 in their first meeting in the bubble after their first game was wiped out. In this battle which is likely to determine the group's top club, look for the Earthquakes to get it done. They have two matches under their belts, and that slight bit of extra experience will serve them well here.

MLS Over-Under Pick

Over 2.5 goals (-176)

The over will cost you a pretty penny, but it will be worth it in the end. San Jose looks to have plenty of offense, but they will find the sledding a little more difficult against Chicago than they did last time out against a banged up Vancouver side. Still, we should see at least three goals here. Both teams to score is a resounding -200, too, and that's probably a pretty good bet.

Cash the Over 2.5 at FanDuel!

Prediction

San Jose Earthquakes 2, Chicago Fire FC 1

Bet the Over 2.5 (-176) at FanDuel!

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Date: Sunday, July 19
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
TV: TUDN

MLS Betting Odds
Seattle Sounders (-162)
Vancouver Whitecaps (+425)
Draw (+310)

MLS - Money-Line Pick

Seattle Sounders (-162)

The Sounders have owned this Pacific Northwest rivalry, especially recently. Seattle is 4-0-1 across the past five meetings with Vancouver, including a 1-0 win in the most recent showing on June 30, 2019. It's crazy that these clubs haven't met in over a calendar year, and now that they do it will be on a pitch in Orlando. Oh, you crazy COVID. Look for the Sounders to continue to maintain their dominance in this series, as the Whitecaps have five players out due to personal reasons, and a slew of others on the mend with moderate to severe injuries.

MLS Over-Under Pick

Under 2.5 goals (+115)

When these clubs clash it is usually a result only a fan dedicated to quality defense can appreciate. Seattle won the most recent meeting 1-0, following up a scoreless draw. On Sept. 16, 2018, Seattle won a 'barn burner' 2-1, at least for this series it was a high-scoring affair. Seattle won a pair of 2-0 matches on July 21, 2018 and Nov. 3, 2017, and they played to a scoreless draw on Oct. 30, 2017. Across the past six, Seattle has a total of seven goals and Vancouver has a total of just one goal. The under is 5-1 in the previous six meetings, and there is no reason to believe Sunday's result will be any different.

Cash the Under 2.5 (+115) at FanDuel!

Prediction

Seattle Sounders 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 0

Score big with Seattle (-162) at FanDuel!

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