The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders continue a historic rivalry on Saturday. The sides meet for the second time this season, with the Timbers winning the first tilt at home in April. The Sounders host the follow-up at Lumen Field in an afternoon time slot. The Sounders sit atop the Western Conference table this season, with Portland struggling to only four wins in 15 outings.

Caesars Sportsbook lists Seattle as the -140 favorites (risk $140 to win $100) in its latest Sounders vs. Timbers odds. Portland are +375 underdogs, a draw is priced at +270, and the over/under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Kickoff from Lumen Field is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET. Before locking in any Timbers vs. Sounders picks or MLS predictions, you need to see what SportsLine soccer expert 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.

He was SportsLine's top soccer expert in 2022 with a 165-130-2 mark, returning nearly $2,200 for $100 players. He was also a profitable 24-19 on MLS picks. 

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

  • Sounders vs. Timbers money line: Seattle -140, Portland +375, Draw +270
  • Sounders vs. Timbers spread: Seattle -0.5 (-140)
  • Sounders vs. Timbers over/under: 2.5 goals
  • SEA: The Sounders have lost three of the last four games
  • POR: The Timbers are winless in their last three games
  • Sounders vs. Timbers picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back the Seattle Sounders

Seattle have myriad advantages in this matchup. The Sounders lead the Western Conference with 26 points this season, executing well on both ends of the pitch. Seattle averages 6.2 corners per game, maintaining possession at a high level, on offense, and the Sounders are No. 4 in the Western Conference with 21 goals this season. Seattle are also No. 1 in MLS with 27.8 expected goals, illustrating a positive process, and Portland have given up 24 goals in 15 matches this season. 

On the other end, the Sounders have allowed only 14 goals all season and they have a sparkling 75.4% save rate. The Sounders are also comfortable at Lumen Field with 16 points in nine matches, and the Sounders have a 13-5 edge in goal differential in home matches. The Timbers have a bottom-five mark in MLS with only 15.3 expected goals on offense, and the Sounders are out for revenge after a disappointing loss to the Timbers in April. See who to back at SportsLine.

Why you should back the Portland Timbers

The Timbers can take solace in their performance against Seattle earlier this season. They won 4-1 at home against the Sounders in April, with eight of the side's 17 shots arriving on target. On the defensive side, they allowed only five shots on target in that contest, and the Timbers also have the all-time edge against the Sounders in MLS matchups. 

The Timbers have 18 wins, 14 losses and seven draws all-time against Seattle, and the Sounders also enter with losses in three of the last four games overall since a red-hot start. The Timbers bring a top-five offense in the Western Conference with 19 goals in 15 games, and the Timbers are also in the top four of MLS with 15 assists already this season. See who to back at SportsLine.

How to make Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers picks

Sutton has analyzed Saturday's Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders match from all sides, and he's revealed a pair of confident best bets, including one that returns plus money. See his picks at SportsLine.

What are the best bets for Timbers vs. Sounders, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine to find out, all from the soccer expert who returned nearly $2,200 on his soccer best bets last year