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Posted by: Mike Davis
Toronto FC vs. Portland Timbers – Saturday, August 12th

The online MLS betting season continues this weekend, giving sports betting sites and fans alike the perfect event to bet on mid-August. Let’s take a look at some of the best matchups for those betting on soccer this weekend.

Toronto FC vs. Portland Timbers – Saturday, August 12th

When: 6:00 pm ET

Where: BMO Field, Toronto

TV: TSN, Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLS Live

Online MLS Betting Odds:

Toronto FC -1 (+114)            3 (-109)           -149

Portland Timbers +1 (-129)  3 (-106)           +415

Toronto FC/Portland Timbers Draw +322

Toronto FC

Toronto FC comes into this contest with a 12-8-3 record that nets the franchise 44 points on the season, and gives them the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is currently 3-points ahead of 2nd place Chicago and 4-points ahead of the 3rd place NYC FC.

Toronto hasn’t tasted defeat in their last 5 games and they’ll be looking to keep that streak alive this upcoming weekend, despite having Steven Beitashour, Benoit Cheyrou, and Oyvind Alseth all out with injuries.

Portland Timbers

The Timbers slide into this weekend’s contest sporting a 9-7-8 record that gives way to a 34 point tally on the season. That figure ties Portland for 2nd place in the Western Conference, alongside 4 other teams, putting plenty of pressure on this weekend’s contest.

The Timbers enter this contest as online MLS betting underdogs, which is to be expected given their current ranking. Portland will be competing without Gbenga Arokoyo, Chance Myers, Marco Farfan, and possibly Amobi Okugo who is listed as questionable ahead of this weekend’s contest.

Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire – Saturday, August 12th

When: 7:30 pm ET

Where: Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLS Live

Online MLS Betting Odds:

Columbus Crew -½ (+116)   3 (+109)          +116

Chicago Fire +½ (-131)         3 (-124)           +236

Columbus Crew/Chicago Fire +271

Columbus Crew

The Crew come into this contest with a 10-2-12 record that yields the franchise 32 points on the season. That tally ranks Columbus 6th in the Eastern Conference, 3 points behind 5th place Atlanta and 2 points ahead of 7th place Orlando City. Lastly, Columbus is 12 points behind the conference leading Toronto FC.

Columbus is coming off a 3-game road trip that yielded zero wins for franchise. They’ll be looking to get back on track this weekend, but they’ll have to do it without the likes of Gaston Sauro and Ben Swanson who are both listed as out ahead of this weekend’s action. Federico Higuain and Harrison Afful could both be sidelined as well, as they’re listed as questionable.

Chicago Fire

The Fire come into this game sporting a 12-5-5 record that gives them 41 points on the year. Chicago currently ranks second in the Eastern Conference with that tally, three points behind Toronto FC and 1 point ahead of third place NYC FC.

The Fire will be competing without John Goossens, Jorge Bava, and Brandon Vincent, all of whom are listed as out for this Saturday’s game.