Sporting Kansas City are one of the most entertaining teams in MLS, as well as being one of the most successful in recent years, with MLS Cup victories in 2000 & 2013. Sporting KC, as they are often referred to, have also won the Supporters Shield (2000) and three Open Cups, in 2004, 2012 and 2015. In 2016, Sporting KC qualified for the playoffs in fifth place, which meant an away first round date with Seattle. They lost the game 1-0 and were ousted from the postseaon.
Sporting KC Betting Lines Today
Bettors should first reference the current betting lines before placing a wager on the next game. Also, find out where the game is being played and how both teams usually fare against one another.
The latest Sporting Kansas City results can be found right here, as well as their forthcoming fixtures. They'll be a tough game for any opponent, no matter where it's being played.
Sporting KC Standings Right Now
Kansas City will want to secure a top-four finish in order to play their first-round playoff game at home. It could be the difference between advancing deep into the postseason or being ousted early
How To Win At Sporting KC Betting
Sporting KC endured a mediocre 2016 season. While the qualified for the playoffs, Sporting was ousted in the first round by Seattle, the eventual MLS Cup winners. Sporting finished one point behind Seattle going into the playoffs. It was, however, an extremely meaningful point, as Seattle had the privilege of hosting the all-important knockout match.
They have their inferior road record to blame. Losing nine of 17 away games, Sporting finished the season with three road wins - one less than Seattle.
Sporting had trouble scoring goals but were organized defensively. They allowed 41 goals, only two more than Galaxy, who had the conference's second stingiest defense. Without a lot of scoring prowess, one should veer directly to the under market in the lion's share of Sporting matches.
Also, Sporting is a viable outsider as far as futures bets go. Don't be afraid to put a few bucks down on this team early, as they have the defensive system - and personnel - to do some damage in the postseason. If they can improve on the road and secure a home playoff game, watch out an somewhat improbable Sporting run.