Odds to win the MLS Cup: CF Montreal are finishing the season strong
CF Montreal’s Kei Kamara, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Chicago Fire during first half MLS soccer action in Montreal, Tuesday, September 13, 2022. With CF Montreal’s rain-soaked win over Chicago on Tuesday evening at Stade Saputo, the club has done enough to secure home field advantage for the first round of the Major League Soccer Playoffs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

We're nearing the end of the MLS regular season where every match is critical for those looking to make the playoffs or improve seeding.

The latest: Los Angeles FC continues to pace the odds table, CF Montreal are a team worth watching and Austin FC have the tools needed for a deep playoff run.

Here are the latest MLS Cup odds.

MLS Cup odds

Check out the latest odds to win the MLS Cup. Click linked odds to add selection to betslip.

PlayerOdds (Sept. 20)Odds (Aug. 29)Odds (Aug. 23)
Los Angeles FC+250+180+165
Philadelphia Union+275+550+800
CF Montreal +900+1,100+1,600
Austin FC+1,100+900+1,100
FC Dallas+1,600+2,500+2,500
Nashville SC+1,600N/AN/A
New York City FC+1,600+1,400+1,100
New York Red Bulls+1,600+1,600+1,600
FC Cincinnati +2,500N/AN/A
Los Angeles Galaxy+2,500+2,200+2,500

Odds as of 3:27 p.m. ET on 09/20/2022.

MLS Cup odds

The favourite: Los Angeles FC (+250)

Los Angeles FC's title odds have slightly lengthened after a recent dip in form. That said, they're still favoured to take home the MLS Cup and we can see why.

LAFC's 64 points are tied for the most in MLS through 32 games played. The club is second in goals with 64 and second in goal differential at plus-28.

Transfer acquisitions Giorgio Chiellini and Gareth Bale were supposed to pay immediate dividends and while the former has been a defensive stalwart, the latter has assumed a secondary role on a stacked roster.

Bale has scored just two goals in 11 games played. His fitness was a question at Madrid and appears to be an issue here. The Welsh forward has started in just two games for LAFC but is still a considerable weapon off the bench.

Cristian Arango and Carlos Vela have been doing the heavy lifting, with 16 and 11 goals, respectively.

Expect Bale to become a bigger factor in the playoffs, where LAFC look for their first MLS title. The 33-year-old is known for showing up in the biggest moments.

Other MLS Cup picks

Best value: Austin FC (+1,100)

Austin sits second behind Los Angeles in the Western Conference table with 55 points in 31 fixtures. The squad is tied with LAFC for the most goals scored but is on a cold streak of late.

The Oaks are 1-1-3 in their last five contests with a win and tie being their most recent results. That's a promising bounce back from the three straight losses suffered prior and gives us hope that the club has found its form heading into the postseason.

This is just Austin's second year as an MLS side yet it's already established itself as one of the clubs to beat. With players like Sebastian Driussi leading the charge, AFC is in a position to do some damage when the playoffs begin.

The 26-year-old Argentinian is second in the golden boot race with 21 goals and is one of many impressive players on Josh Wolff's squad. The team has the second-most assists in MLS (69) while completing passes at a solid 83.3% rate.

Team to watch: CF Montreal (+900)

Montreal is Canada's one true shot at MLS glory this season.

CFM sits in second place among Eastern Conference teams and has scored the fourth-most goals in the league (59) while racking up the third-most assists (63)

Their defence is a problem, though. Montreal has given up 49 goals, which is hardly the mark of an elite team. The team often relies on blistering offence to cover up its defensive woes.

In its most recent game against Toronto FC, Montreal found itself down 2-0 early. Wilfried Nancy's squad proceeded to pot four goals in succession, eventually winning 4-3.

That type of play is unsustainable in the playoffs but we've also seen Montreal tighten up defensively at times. Expect CFM to make that a point of emphasis come October.

Canadian teams' MLS Cup odds

Montreal sits in playoff position and is in contention for the MLS title while Vancouver Whitecaps are in need of a miracle.

TeamOdds (Sept. 20)Odds (Aug. 29)Odds (Aug. 23)
CF Montreal+900+1,100+1,600
Vancouver Whitecaps+15,000+10,000+7,500
Odds as of 3:27 p.m. ET on 09/20/22
  • CF Montreal sits six points out of first place in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Whitecaps are three points out of the final Western Conference playoff spot but the seventh-place LA Galaxy have a game in hand. Real Salt Lake are tied with Vancouver in points and have an advantage on goal differential.
  • Toronto FC have crashed out of the playoff picture after losing four of their last six games.
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