Sporting KC will try to turn around what has been a disappointing first half of the MLS season when it takes on the Seattle Sounders on Saturday at Lumen Field in Seattle. One season after finishing third in the Western Conference and reaching the West semifinals, Sporting KC (4-9-4) sits in 12th place in the 14-team West with 16 points, only one point ahead of last-place San Jose. Meanwhile, the Sounders (6-6-2) have rebounded from a slow start to climb to seventh place in the conference with 20 points.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET. Seattle is the -135 favorite (risk $135 to win $100) in the latest Sounders vs. Sporting KC odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with Sporting KC the +370 underdog. A draw is priced at +280. Before locking in any Sporting KC vs. Seattle Sounders 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 102-79 in his last 181 soccer picks, returning more than $2,500 for $100 bettors.
Now, Sutton has broken down Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC from every angle and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his MLS picks. Here are the betting lines for Sporting KC vs. Seattle Sounders:
- Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC money line: SEA -135, Draw +275, KC +375
- Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC spread: Sounders -0.5 (-140)
- Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC over-under: 2.5 goals
- Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC tickets: See tickets at StubHub
Why you should back the Seattle Sounders
The Sounders are playing arguably their best soccer of the season. They are unbeaten in their last three matches, having beaten Charlotte (2-1) and Vancouver (4-0) and drawn with LAFC (1-1), the top team in the Western Conference. Over its last six matches, Seattle has earned 13 points (four wins, one loss, one draw), equaling NYCFC and Vancouver for most points in the MLS over that time.
In addition, the Sounders should be the more rested club on Saturday. Sporting KC will be playing its third match in seven days, with two of those matches being on the road (at Nashville and Seattle). Meanwhile the Sounders will have six days' rest entering the match.
Why you should back Sporting KC
The club has had success against Seattle recently. Sporting KC has won eight of the 14 meetings against the Sounders and is the only Western Conference team to win more than half of its games against the Sounders since the start of the 2015 season. Only Portland (nine wins in 21 matches) has more wins over the Sounders over that time.
In addition, Sporting KC is coming off one of its best performances of the season. On Sunday, the club pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the MLS season with a 2-1 win at Nashville. The victory ended Nashville's 25-game home unbeaten streak.
How to make Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC picks
Sutton has analyzed Sounders vs. Sporting KC from every angle, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides another confident best bet and has a full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing those picks here.
So who wins Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to get Brandt Sutton's predictions for Sporting KC vs. Seattle Sounders, all from the SportsLine soccer insider who has returned more than $2,500 for $100 bettors, and find out.