MLS Sunday betting primer: Canadian teams in action

Written By Erik Buchinger on October 31, 2020

The MLS will have a large slate of matchups on Sunday, Nov. 1 as the final day of the regular season is just one week away on Nov. 8. There is still room for some movement in the standings as the league wraps up the end of the regular season with the playoffs set to begin on Nov. 20. The MLS Cup is currently scheduled to take place on Dec. 12.

Eighteen teams will be a part of the playoffs, and positions will be awarded by looking at points per game because of the unbalanced schedules with games being canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

All three Canadian teams will be in action on Sunday night with the Montreal Impact taking on Orlando City, Toronto FC against Inter Miami CF as well as the Vancouver Whitecaps playing the Portland Timbers.

Below is a quick preview of each of Sunday’s games that involve Canadian teams along with some betting information. All of the gambling odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.

Montreal Impact vs. Orlando City

Montreal is set to take on Orlando City in a matchup that will get started at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Impact come into this game with a 7-12-2 record with a total of 23 points for ninth place in the Eastern Conference. As for Orlando City, it is sitting in fourth place inside the Eastern Conference with 35 points and a 9-3-8 overall record.

The Impact have struggled recently, losing two consecutive games against New York City FC and Nashville SC, a 1-0 loss on Tuesday, Oct. 27. In addition, Montreal won just one of its last five games with the lone win coming against Columbus Crew SC. Orlando City won its previous game by a 4-1 score against Atlanta United FC on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Montreal and Orlando City matched up with each other just once previously in the regular season, a 1-0 victory for Orlando back on July 25. Montreal will head into Sunday’s game as an underdog.

Moneyline (regular time)

  • Montreal Impact +220
  • Tie +260
  • Orlando City +112

Draw No Bet (regular time)

  • Montreal Impact +140
  • Orlando City -167

Toronto FC vs. Inter Miami CF

Toronto FC and Inter Miami FC are scheduled to see each other at 7:30 p.m. ET. Toronto FC is in second place in the Eastern Conference, trailing only Philadelphia Union with 41 total points and a 12-4-5 overall record. Inter Miami CF currently sits in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with 21 points and a 6-12-3 record.

Toronto recently went nine games in a row without a loss before falling in its last two games, most recently against New York City FC with a 1-0 loss on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Inter Miami FC only has one win in its last four games and is coming off a 2-1 defeat to FC Dallas on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

This will be the first game between these two teams this season. Toronto has already clinched a playoff spot this season and is favored heading into this matchup.

Moneyline (regular time)

  • Toronto FC +128
  • Tie +255
  • Inter Miami CF +190

Draw No Bet (regular time)

  • Toronto FC -141
  • Inter Miami CF +118

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver is set to play Portland at 10 p.m. ET. Vancouver sits in ninth place in the Western Conference with 24 points and a 8-13 record. As for Portland, it is third place in the conference with 35 points and has a 10-5-5 record.

Vancouver won three of its past four games until it lost on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in a game against the Seattle Sounders FC by a score of 2-0. Portland has just one loss in its last 10 games and is coming off of a 5-2 victory over LA Galaxy.

In the lone game between these two teams, Vancouver was defeated by Portland 1-0 on Sept. 27, and the Whitecaps are significant underdogs heading into Sunday’s game.

Moneyline (regular time)

  • Portland Timbers -220
  • Tie +370
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC +500

Draw No Bet (regular time)

  • Portland Timbers -560
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC +410
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