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MLS Picks, Odds and Best Bets for Monday, July 20


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Monday evening in the bubble at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. features just one evening match between Philadelphia Union DOOP!) and Orlando City SC. The winner, if there is a winner, will sit atop Group A, while the losing side would slip to second place for the Round of 16.

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 Orlando has been rather surprising, racking up five goals through the first two matches while yielding two, for a goal differential of plus-3 to sit atop the table. Philly has scored just three goals in the first two battles, but they have also conceded only one marker, posting a clean sheet in their opener against New York City FC. They also won a thriller against Inter Miami, 2-1, in a match which really could have gone either way. Luckily for Philly, and Orlando, for that matter, it didn't. Both Miami and NYC are in the basement with no points through two matches and they won't be playing on.

For bettors keeping track of the totals, the ‘over’ is 13-11-1 through Sunday's games, after a strong start by unders. Favorites are now 16-4-5 in the first 25 games inside the bubble, as San Jose (+165) cashed as 'dogs on Sunday, topping Chicago Fire FC by a 2-0 count. 

MLS is Back Tournament Betting Results
Wager Favorites-Underdogs-Draws
Straight Up 16-4-5
Total (Over-Under) Results
Game 13-11-1
First-Half 13-12
Both teams to Score
Yes or No 14-11

MLS is Back Tournament
Monday's Best Bets

Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City SC

Date: Monday, July 20
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN

MLS Betting Odds
Philadelphia Union (+140)
Orlando City SC (+160)
Draw (+260)

MLS - Money-Line Pick

Draw (+260)

Both teams have already punched their tickets to the Round of 16, so there isn't much reason to push it and potentially suffer a any injuries. It wouldn't be surprising to see even a few key players get longer rests or sit altogether, as both managers play it smart. Philadelphia is probably the better team here, and if you were to pick a winner, the Union would be the pick normally. Philadelphia is 3-1-2 across the past six matches against Orlando, but there have been two draws in the past three meetings, too, a pair of 2-2 ties on July 7, 2019 and Sept. 2, 2018. Look for another here.

MLS Over-Under Pick

Under 2.5 goals (+110)

The under seems like a pretty good value. Philadelphia just doesn't allow much, and besides, neither side is likely to be playing with their hair on fire in this one with both teams already through. If there are more than two total goals it would be rather shocking. Philly is allowed just 0.5 goals per match so far in this tournament, and Orlando is yielding 1.0 GPG. Look for a rather boring, sluggish battle on national TV Monday night.

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Prediction

Philadelphia Union 1, Orlando City SC 1

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