MLS betting: 5 picks and predictions for Week 9
Will Rook makes his MLS picks for Week 9 of the 2022 season, with three teams at home and two on the road.
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Cincinnati is bottom of the Eastern Conference with seven points after eight matches.
Cincy have taken one point from their last four and were beaten 2-1 at home to LAFC last weekend.
Toronto has won three straight home games, including a 2-1 victory last time against Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union.
DC United are a big price in what looks like a winnable game.
Hernan Losada’s team beat New England 3-2 last weekend and won 1-0 away to Cincinnati on the road last month.
Columbus has lost back-to-back home games against Nashville and Orlando and is winless in five.
Charlotte has lost four and drawn one of their five MLS games on the road this season.
That record is the main thrust behind this tip, although Orlando has won two of their last three matches.
The Lions’ only defeats in six have come against high-flying LAFC and New York Red Bulls.
Dallas comes into this game on the back of a six-match unbeaten run, having won four and drawn two.
The Burn are fourth in the Western Conference and have lost just once so far this season, away to New England on the second weekend.
Sporting KC are third-bottom of the Western Conference, have lost six out of nine and scored just six goals – the equal-fewest in the MLS.
Colorado Rapids’ home record suggests that they can turn around their poor form here.
The Rapids have taken eight points from an available 12 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Portland has managed one victory out of four on the road in the MLS.
*Odds subject to change.