Like most soccer leagues around the world, Major League Soccer was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. But MLS is set to return in a big way starting July 8 with the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando. The 2020 MLS is Back Tournament bracket features almost every MLS team and will have both regular-season points and a 2021 CONCACAF Champions League berth on the line. Dallas FC was forced to withdraw from the MLS is Back bracket 2020 due to coronavirus.
Los Angeles FC is atop the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament odds from William Hill at +450, with both New York City FC and the Seattle Sounders not far behind at +800 each. Before locking in any 2020 MLS is Back Tournament picks, check out the MLS predictions from the proprietary soccer prediction model at SportsLine.
Created by two Norwegians — professional poker player and sports bettor Jonas Gjelstad, and economics and engineering expert Marius Norheim — the model analyzes worldwide betting data and exploits market inefficiencies, helping its followers cash in. Over the last three years, the algorithm is up an eye-popping 13,800 percent.
The model also made some huge calls in the English Premier League on Matchday 31, correctly predicting the profitable draw between Newcastle and Aston Villa (+240), as well as Burnley’s (+185) victory over Watford, Wolves (-175) beating Bournemouth, Everton (-107) topping Norwich City and Tottenham (-150) cruising past West Ham.
Now, the model has set its sights on the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament and revealed its top picks and teams to avoid. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
2020 MLS is Back Tournament picks to avoid
One surprise: the model is fading the Seattle Sounders at +800 in the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament odds. Not being able to play in front of their raucous CenturyLink Field fans is certainly a factor for the Sounders.
Another one of the biggest questions is whether the 2020 version of Jordan Morris will be the same as the player that dominated the second half of 2019.
Morris piled up 13 goals and eight assists last season as arguably the second-best winger in MLS. But repeating a stellar season like that is never easy, especially with the changes in preseason training. And with midfielder Harry Shipp retiring, the Sounders could take a step back in MLS is Back Tournament 2020 before moving forward in the season.
“They were only marginally better than the other teams in the Western Conference during the regular season with the exception of LAFC,” Norheim told SportsLine. “Seattle is one of the top-five contenders, but there is just not any value in the odds that is being offered on them.”
How to make 2020 MLS is Back Tournament picks
Instead, the model is high on a team getting odds higher than 20-1. This team features one of the league’s most dangerous strikers, but is getting completely overlooked. You can only see who it is at SportsLine.
Who wins the MLS is Back Tournament 2020? And which massive long shot can go all the way? Check out the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament odds below, then visit SportsLine to see all of the best bets, all from the model that is up 13,800 percent over the last three years.
2020 MLS is Back Tournament odds to win (via William Hill)
Sporting KC +1200
NY Red Bulls +1600
LA Galaxy +1700
Real Salt Lake +2500
New England +2500
San Jose +2800
DC United +3000
Inter Miami +5000