MLS Picks: Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas preview, odds and prediction

Joe Williams
Sportsbook Wire

In a Sunday MLS first-round playoff match, the Portland Timbers (11 wins, 6 losses, 6 draws) play host to FC Dallas (9-6-7) at 10 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Portland-Dallas betting odds and lines, and make our best MLS bets and predictions.

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas: Key injuries

Portland Timbers

  • M Dairon Asparilla (knee) questionable
  • M Sebastian Blanco (knee) out
  • F Blake Bodily (thigh) questionable
  • D Julio Cascante (ankle) out
  • F Jeremy Ebobisse (concussion) questionable
  • F Jaroslaw Niezgoda (knee) out

FC Dallas

  • M Bryan Acosta (not medically cleared)
  • M Paxton Pomykal (shoulder) out

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Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas: MLSodds, betting lines, predictions and picks

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Portland Timbers 2, FC Dallas 0

Money line (ML)

PORTLAND(+105) is a strong play on its home pitch. The three-seed in the West lost just once in the final six matches of the season, winning two and posting three draws. In the final six at home, the Timbers posted a 4-1-1 mark, outscoring the opposition 11-4. Lastly, Portland has kept a clean sheet in the past three matches against FC Dallas across all competitions.

Over/Under (O/U)

UNDER 2.5 ( +115) is the lean here, and at plus-money it's a tremendous value. As mentioned, the Timbers have posted three straight shutouts at home against FC Dallas. As such, playing PORTLAND TIMBERS TO WIN TO NIL ( +290) is a tremendous way to build your bankroll, too.

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