San Jose Earthquakes defender Paul Marie (3) celebrates

Could 6, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Jose Earthquakes defender Paul Marie (3) celebrates after defeating the Los Angeles FC at Levi’s Stadium. Obligatory Credit score: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • MLS Rivalry Week will get began with a ton of thrilling derbies this weekend
  • 13 video games kick off on Saturday, Could 13, adopted by Sunday’s standalone LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes match
  • See all the MLS odds plus our high MLS predictions for Week 12 right here

Our MLS predictions for Week 12 get began on Saturday with Montreal vs Toronto on Saturday night, earlier than transferring into the West for an Austin vs Dallas Texas Derby and concluding with the Cali Clasico on Sunday night time.

MLS Odds Week 12

Matchup Dwelling Draw Away
Chicago Hearth vs St Louis Metropolis SC -110 +265 +255
Atlanta United vs Charlotte FC -185 +330 +425
New York Purple Bulls vs NYCFC +100 +230 +270
CF Montreal vs Toronto FC +110 +245 +220
Inter Miami vs New England Revolution +150 +225 +175
Columbus Crew vs Orlando Metropolis -140 +275 +350
DC United Nashville SC +120 +220 +220
Austin FC vs FC Dallas +120 +235 +210
Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders +145 +220 +180
Sporting KC vs Minnesota United -110 +255 +270
Actual Salt Lake vs LAFC +185 +240 +135
Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union +160 +215 +170
Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps +135 +230 +190
LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes -125 +270 +280

This week’s greatest favorites are Atlanta United at house to Charlotte as -185 moneyline odds. LAFC are the shortest street favorites at +125 in Salt Lake. MLS odds from Could 12 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

MLS Predictions Week 12

By 11 weeks it’s New England and Cincinnati sitting atop the Supporters’ Protect standings with 24 factors every with a four-point cushion above Seattle with 20 factors.

Each New England and Cincinnati are coming off of Week 11 wins, whereas Seattle suffered a shock house defeat to the beforehand undefeated Sporting Kansas Metropolis.

LAFC had their first defeat of the season dropping 2-1 in San Jose leaving them third place within the West at 5-3-1.

These Seattle and LAFC defeats contributed to a 1-2 week in our MLS picks final week, leaving our season file at 15-20, -7.59

In the meantime, two groups, the New York Purple Bulls and Chicago Hearth, every pulled the plug on coaches Gerhard Struber and Ezra Hendrickson respectively.

All of that stated, plus with many groups coming off midweek Cup video games and enjoying the identical opponent, (Chicago vs St. Louis and Montreal vs Toronto), we’re going to attempt to hold this easy and take some ‘each groups to attain’ bets for our MLS predictions for Week 12.

CF Montreal vs Toronto FC Prediction

Neither of those groups are at the moment within the playoff image and whereas it was Montreal that was struggling extra for a lot of the season, they’ll enter this sport because the in-form aspect with three-straight league wins, plus a 2-1 street win over TFC on Tuesday within the Canadian Championship (CAC). With one other CAC win over Vaughan in April, they’ve now gained 5 in a row.

Montreal is 4-0-6 within the 12 months, whereas Toronto, with simply two wins, is just two factors again as a result of their six attracts, 2-6-3.

The final common season sport between the groups ended 4-3 for Montreal in Toronto final September. A house crew hasn’t failed to attain on this rivalry prior to now 9 video games throughout all competitions.

Montreal lacks any stars on their aspect, however they’ve now gained 5 straight and have scored two targets in every of these wins whereas solely conceding one purpose. That one purpose got here towards TFC and Toronto, searching for fast revenge after their midweek loss have the weapons to attain once more.

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Austin FC vs FC Dallas Prediction

It’s a mismatch within the standings when these Texas rivals meet as Austin sits twelfth within the West and Dallas fifth.

However when these groups have met up beforehand bettors have executed effectively backing targets and Overs. Final season in three conferences Austin gained 2-1 at house to go along with a 1-1 and 2-2 draw.

In 2021 Dallas gained 2-1, 5-3 and 2-0.

Austin enters this one off back-to-back 2-2 attracts with San Jose and Portland. Outdoors of a 0-0 draw with Vancouver and 1-0 win over Montreal, the Verde and Black have conceded a purpose in 8/10 video games.

They’ll be lacking their high scoring menace within the injured Sebastian Driussi, however Emiliano Rigoni is approaching with a purpose and two assists in final three video games. He’s additionally main the crew in probabilities created general. With Driussi out, it might be a chance for Gyasi Zardes to unfold his wings up high, as he’s but to attain this season.

Dallas drew with Minnesota 0-0 final week and have a 1-0 house win over Miami, however in any other case they too have conceded a purpose in 8/10. When not enjoying Minnesota this season, (0-0 draw and 1-0 loss), Dallas has additionally scored in every of their different eight video games.

  • MLS Predictions: Each groups to attain (-140), threat 1 unit at Caesars Sportsbook

LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction

Right here’s one other Western rivalry that often produces targets.

Final season’s outcomes noticed every crew win 3-2 on the street.

It was the fourth straight sport between them that noticed each groups scoring and three or extra targets being scored.

San Jose is off to one in all their greatest begins in years at 5-3-3 and fourth within the West. They took down the beforehand undefeated LAFC final week and have scored in every of their previous six video games. Nonetheless, a lot of that success has come at house. On the street, they’re nonetheless winless at 0-2-3 and have allowed 11 targets in these 5 video games.

The Galaxy are a catastrophe this season at 1-3-6, sitting backside of the league with SKC. They’ve misplaced their previous two video games 3-1 and 2-0 and their performances have left Chicharito misplaced for phrases and calling out the group in post-game press conferences. Perhaps they’ll handle to rise up for a standalone rivalry match, however I’m at the least anticipating a purpose from them.

  • MLS Predictions: Each groups to attain (-170), threat 1 unit at Caesars Sportsbook

Ryan Metivier

Sports activities Editor