Dynamo vs. Sounders: Championship MLS Wagering Lines
Posted by: Mike Davis
This online MLS wagering evening, the Seattle Sounders will come one step closer to defending last year’s MLS Cup championship. Last year, teaser sports betting fans witnessed the Sounders win the Cup via penalty kicks. This evening, MLS bettors can tune in to find out whether or not Seattle will be able to advance to the championship match. MLS bookmakers certainly seem to think they’ll make it, but what will players decide? Let’s take a quick gander at
Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders – Thursday, November 30th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go, MLS TV
Series: Game 2 || Seattle Leads 2-0
Online MLS Wagering Odds:
Houston Dynamo +½ (+120) 2½ (-116) +417
Seattle Sounders -½ (-135) 2½ (+101) -136
Houston Dynamo/Seattle Sounders Draw +293
The odds online betting are pegging the Houston Dynamo as an absolute underdog this season because, after all, they’re not the defending champs. Nonetheless, the Dynamo has earned the right to be in this contest and at least have a chance of upsetting the Sounders in their home turf. Houston finished the regular season with a 13-10-11 record that yielded the club 50 points to finish 4th in the Western Conference rankings. That finish wasn’t good enough to earn them a 1st round bye in the 2017 playoffs but it was good enough to get their foot in the door. Houston faced Sporting Kansas City in the Knockout Round of this year’s postseason and scraped by with a 1-0 finish. In the semi-final round, Houston was tasked with facing the Portland Timbers – who finished No. 1 overall in the Western Conference. Despite being pegged as an underdog, Houston managed to advance to the next round via a 2-1 aggregate. This might lead some online MLS wagering players to risk a bet on the Dynamo this evening. However, considering that they’re already down 2-0 in this series; it doesn’t seem like that wise of a wager.
The Sounders entered this year’s regular season as the reigning champs and didn’t fail to live up to their preseason expectations. Seattle managed to finish the regular season with a 14-9-11 record that granted the Sounders 53 points on the season. That was good enough to tie with Portland for the lead in the Western Conference, but the Timbers owned a tie-breaker over Seattle so the Sounders had to settle for the No. 2 seed in the West. Nevertheless, this was still plenty good enough to afford Seattle a first round bye. In the Conference Semifinals, the Sounders had to face the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Whitecaps didn’t pose much of a problem for Seattle since the Sounders cruised past them with a 2-0 aggregate. Owning a 2-0 lead over tonight’s opponent, Seattle is confident they’ll be able to defend their cup later in December.
Players tuning in for this evening’s contest can expect Clint Dempsey to lead Seattle to a victory. Dempsey leads the club with 12 goals on the season and is often on the receiving end of a crisp pass from Nicolas Lodeiro, who leads the Sounders in assists.