New England Revolution MLS Cup
The New England Revolution would have to defy some serious odds to win the MLS Cup in 2019.
Vegas futures put the New England Revolution betting odds of winning the MLS Cup at +3300, meaning they are about a 33 to 1 favorite to win. Through the first 30 matches, the Revolution placed seventh in the Eastern Conference, going 10-10-10.
Los Angeles FC (+240), New York City FC (+550), and Atlanta United (+650) are the early favorites to win the 2019 MLS Cup.
Revolution fans had hoped that Massachusetts would legalize sports betting in time for the MLS playoffs but the legalization push has been delayed in the state legislature. Governor Charlie Baker says he expects the state to roll out legal soccer betting in the summer of 2020. Here is where things stand:
New England Revolution Betting
New England entered the 2019 season with their odds of winning the MLS Cup set at +8000, above only Orlando City, Minnesota United FC, Colorado Rapids, and San Jose Earthquakes, and behind even new expansion team Cincinnati FC.
The Revolution have been much better than many expected coming into the season. Strong play from the likes of Carles Gil and Gustavo Bou has helped the Revs stay relevant while Matt Turner has emerged as a capable goalkeeper.
The Revolution have defied the incredibly low expectations by climbing into the Eastern Conference playoff picture and improving their odds to +3300, but their chances are a far cry from the odds-on favorites like Los Angeles FC, New York City FC, and Atlanta United. According to FiveThirtyEight, the Revs have a 64% chance of making the playoffs but less than a 1% chance of winning the MLS Cup.
How to Bet on New England Revolution Games
Revs fans have long been excited about Massachusetts’ push to legalize soccer betting since the Supreme Court lifted a decades-long ban on sports betting outside of Nevada and allowed states to set their own sports betting laws. New England neighbors like New Hampshire and Rhode Island have already legalized sports betting but Massachusetts’ betting push has been stuck in the state legislature despite bipartisan support and approval from Governor Charlie Baker.
There are now about a dozen bills that would legalize New England Revolution betting across the state but the final details still need to be ironed out before sportsbooks get the go-ahead. Under the current framework, the state would sell licenses to existing casinos — MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park Casino and Encore Boston Harbor — and allow them to accept in-person wagers as well as online bets. The state also plans to provide separate licenses for daily fantasy sports operators, like Boston-based DraftKings and FanDuel, that would allow them to launch mobile betting platforms. Baker has said he is confident that sports bets will be legal in the state by summer 2020, or the middle of the 2020 MLS season.
Once legal, any adult over 21 years of age will be able to place a bet at an existing casino, on the web, or on their mobile device as long as they are located in the state. These restrictions will be enforced by each sportsbook using identity verification and geolocation software.
As soon as these platforms launch, Revs fans will be able to place traditional wagers on the moneyline and the spread, as well as realtime in-game bets, futures bets, and prop bets.