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MLS Matchday 16: Best Bets and Predictions

Matchday 16 is upon us in MLS and we’ve got some great picks for you in this Wednesday’s edition of Best Bets. It’s a week that should see some good defensive battles as Dallas travels to Sporting Kansas City and Houston heads to Vancouver. Meanwhile, CF Montréal is emerging as a heavy underdog in a very winnable game against DC United. It’s shaping up to be a great lineup of MLS games, and our sports betting partner, Dimers.com, has all the best picks.

Vancouver vs. Houston

Vancouver will be more than happy to return to BC Place on Wednesday after Saturday’s loss at St. A friendly for a team that should still have confidence after beating Seattle 2-0 at home last time out. The Whitecaps have been smart at home, allowing just five goals against in their seven games this season.

The Whitecaps were able to rest several key players in their 3-1 loss in St. Louis this weekend, including starting goaltender Yohei Takaoka. Takaoka has been dominant at BC Place, scoring five goals in the building in all competitions.

Meanwhile, Houston will be hoping the Whitecaps will feel tired heading into their 9th game in May. The Dynamo are yet to win away from home this season, averaging just 0.66 goals per away game. Even then, the Dynamo haven’t conceded more than one goal in a game since their 2-1 loss to San Jose way back on April 1st.

Bet: Under 2.5 (+106) FanDuel

DC United vs CF Montréal

CF Montréal are heavily underdogs at the sportsbooks as they look to build on their recent form. When they head to the Segra Stadium on Wednesday, Montreal is 7-3-0 in their last 10 games after allowing just seven goals to their opponents while at the top of the table.

Defensively, Montreal has been much better than the team that went 10-0 in three games to start April. The defense has powered 21-year-old goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois to six clean sheets in all competitions in his last nine games.

Meanwhile, DC United is coming off a tough loss to Toronto last weekend. A 2-1 loss that drops them to 1-2-2 in their last five MLS matches. DC manager Wayne Rooney was particularly unhappy with their performance, saying: “I wish I had 11 [subs to make]I had to keep the two of them [others] in case of injury. But the first half was nowhere near the standards we have set for ourselves.”

With the club starting to falter, the money line in Montreal is too good to pass up.

Bet: Montreal Moneyline (+400) Bet365

Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas

Sporting Kansas City is finally starting to find some form as the calendar turns to summer. Their 4-1 win over Portland at Children’s Mercy Park was just their second home win of 2023, a 2-3-1 record that might have you guessing their defensive record.

SKC have looked to turn the corner though, winning their last two at home but conceding just once. It’s still far from a perfect team, and with Dallas coming to town, it should be difficult for them to find the back of the net.

Dallas is a strong defensive team, especially away from home where they usually shut down a game.

In seven away games, Dallas scores an average of 0.85 goals for and one goal against, and has the ability to dictate the course of the game against Sporting Kansas City. With neither team particularly strong in front of goal, this game is bound to be a tight scorer.

Bet: Under 2.5 (-112) FanDuel