Toronto FC, Whitecaps both betting favourites on weekend MLS odds

Sebastian-Giovinco

Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco (centre). (Chris Young/CP)

Toronto FC will be looking to tally consecutive wins in MLS league action for the first time this season when they take on FC Dallas on Friday as -130 favourites on the MLS odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Reds needed a late goal from Mississauga native Ryan Telfer in last weekend’s clash with Orlando City to claim a 2-1 victory as +110 favourites, ending a two-match slide and improving their win-draw-loss record to 3-1-6 going into Friday night’s Toronto FC versus FC Dallas betting matchup at BMO Field.

While TFC has struggled early on in their MLS schedule, each of their three league victories have come on home turf, including a pair of dominating performances in wins over Real Salt Lake and Philadelphia Union. Toronto has also posted wins in two of its past four overall, halting a dismal 0-2-4 slide across all competitions during which the club was outscored by a 14-6 margin.

Last week’s victory has given the Reds a slight bump on the MLS Cup odds, where they have climbed from +1400 to +1200, but they remain well back of their season-opening position as +350 favourites to repeat as MLS champions.

The Toros travel to Toronto as +355 underdogs after playing the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 2-2 draw last weekend as -190 home favourites. Dallas has shown steady progress after missing the playoffs last season, picking up at least a point in nine of 10 outings, and has taken three of four overall against TFC, but is winless in its past two visits to BMO Field.

Elsewhere on the MLS odds this weekend, the Montreal Impact try to put the brakes on a three-match losing streak as they visit Minnesota United as +240 underdogs on Saturday, while the Whitecaps look to pick up points in a fourth straight home outing as they host the New England Revolution as -110 betting favourites.

The Impact have been held off the scoresheet in each of their three recent defeats, including a 1-0 loss to a shorthanded LA Galaxy squad as +145 home chalk on Monday afternoon.

Montreal has also been outscored by a wide 12-2 margin in four straight road losses, and dropped a 3-2 decision in its only previous meeting with the Loons, who are perched as +110 favourites despite going winless in their past three.

The Whitecaps return home on an 0-1-3 run, and have tallied just one win in their past eight games. Pegged as +300 underdogs in Saturday afternoon’s contest, the Revolution have posted just one win in four road dates this season, but have claimed victory in their past two matchups with Vancouver.

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