MLS futures allow you to bet on important components of the season that are usually only confirmed once it has finished. For instance, you can wager on which team will win the MLS Cup or Eastern and Western Conferences, or which player will win the Golden Boot or MVP award.
As highlighted, MLS futures can apply to both teams and players, and sportsbooks often make them available to bet on both before and during the season. As a result, the odds in such markets can change significantly over the course of it, depending on factors such as a team or player’s form, transfers, injuries, and suspensions, as well as who or what other bettors are wagering on.
This means betting on MLS futures comes with further considerations than if you were simply wagering on a single game, and timing your bets right is crucial is getting to good value from the odds. If you’re confident that the Vancouver Whitecaps will win the MLS Cup, any bet on them to do so will be far more profitable if it is made at the start of the season, than a day or two before the Final. You need to judge when you feel is the best time to place your futures bet.