Bet on New York FC v. Atlanta FC w/ BetMGM

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We continue with some Major League Soccer this weekend, as we have New York City FC facing off against Atlanta United FC. This game will be going live from Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia at 5:00 PM EST on ESPN+.

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Right now, New York sits as a favorite with their money line sitting at -175. The price for a draw is +333, and the odds Atlanta United pulls off the upset is +375. (Odds from BetMGM updated on July 3rd, 2022 at 4:27PM.)

Looking at the previous matchups between these two teams you can see New York FC has dominated Atlanta. They have won their last three of five games with one game ending in a 1-1 draw. On average they have beaten Atlanta FC by 2+ goals. 

The total sits at 3.5 with HEAVY juice on the over. Price has improved as the day goes on at a +100. Here is the odd thing: these two teams combined haven't seen a total over 3.5 hit in their last three appearances. The last game they saw over 2.5 goals combined was 2019.

New York City FC has scored over 1 goal in only one of their last five games, meanwhile Atlanta has seen over 1 goal in their last two out of five games. 

Outside of the past five games you can argue that many goals have been scored, but short term trends typically predict what happens next, while long term stats show averages over a season.

Our experts have seen enough, and calculated the sharp angle for you so listen up. New York City FC and Atlanta FC under 3.5 goals at -140. 

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The best plus money play is going to be the under, which sucks as someone trying to enjoy the sport of soccer. Patience will bring the reward. When this game ends 1-0 or 1-1 in a draw, you will be ready to cash your winnings, but also rip your eyes out.

Written by Brad Szalach, our US sports betting industry expert. You can follow him on twitter @bradszalachVI.