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The Seattle Sounders will try to get out of their slump when they take on Atlanta United in the first MLS match on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Seattle (10-11-2) has lost four of its last six matches and has dropped to seventh place in the Western Conference, which is the last spot that earns a playoff berth. Meanwhile Atlanta (6-9-7) sits in 12th place in the East and is in danger of missing the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. 

Kickoff is 3 p.m. ET. Atlanta is the -103 favorite (risk $103 to win $100) in the latest Atlanta United vs. Seattle Sounders odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with the Sounders the +255 underdogs. A draw is priced at +270, and the over-under for total goals is 2.5. Before locking in any Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United picks or MLS predictions, you need to see what SportsLine soccer insider Brandt Sutton has to say.

Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine's top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 114-85 in his last 199 soccer picks, returning more than $3,000 for $100 bettors.

Now, Sutton has broken down Atlanta United vs. Seattle Sounders from every angle and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Sutton's picks. Here are the MLS odds and betting lines for Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United:

  • Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United spread: Atlanta -0.5 (-105)
  • Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United over-under: 2.5 goals
  • Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United money line: Atlanta -103, Sounders +255, Draw +270
  • Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United picks: See picks here.

Why you should back Atlanta United

Atlanta faces a Seattle side that has struggled on the road this season. The Sounders are just 3-7-1 away from Lumen Field this season; just three teams have more road defeats. Seattle has lost three straight road matches and hasn't won away from Seattle since beating hapless Toronto on July 2.

In addition, Matheus Rossetto is a steady force in midfield for Atlanta. The 26-year-old from Brazil ranks third in MLS in passing accuracy (91.8 percent). By virtue of his play and leadership he has earned the captain's armband after the injuries to Brad Guzan and Miles Robinson

Why you should back the Seattle Sounders

The Sounders have one of the best defenses in the league. Seattle has given up just 27 goals this season, which is the third fewest in the Western Conference and the sixth fewest in the league. Sounders goalkeepers rank third in MLS in save percentage (74.3), behind only Philadelphia and NYCFC.

In addition, Jordan Morris is having a solid comeback season. After missing much of last year with his second ACL injury, the 27-year-old forward has six goals and three assists in 19 games this season. For his efforts he has earned a spot in the MLS All-Star Game.

How to make Atlanta United vs. Seattle Sounders picks

Sutton has broken down this matchup from every angle. He is leaning under 2.5 goals (+100), and he has also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over two wagers. You can head to SportsLine to see his full analysis and top picks

So who wins Seattle vs. Atlanta? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to find out which wagers in Atlanta vs. Seattle has all the value, all from the SportsLine soccer insider who has returned more than $3,000 for $100 bettors, and find out.