Toronto FC vs Chicago Fire odds and pick: Bet on the Reds to secure a point

Toronto FC travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Fire on Wednesday.

The pre-game story: The Lorenzo Insigne-less Reds are looking to score points in a second consecutive game after drawing against Earthquakes San Jose on Saturday, while the Fire are hoping to avoid a third straight loss.

Check out our top Toronto FC picks and odds for the club’s July 13 game against the Fire.

Toronto FC odds preview and picks

  • TFC winner or draw (+130)
  • Both teams to score (-155)
  • TFC draw no bet (+285)

Toronto FC odds and picks

Better bet: TFC winner or draw (+130)

They’re two of the most underwhelming teams in MLS, so it’s a bit of a surprise to see Chicago so heavily favored.

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The Reds may be out of form and badgeless on the road, but getting them at plus-money odds to register a point against an equally awful Fire seems like too good an opportunity to pass up.

Toronto and Chicago are both at the bottom of the Eastern Conference table and separated by only two points. Take a look at how these two teams performed over the course of 19 games:

Crew Registration PLS GF Georgia
TFC 5-4-10 19 26 36
Fire 4-5-10 17 18 27

The last time these clubs met, TFC won in a 3-2 thriller powered by now-traded Alejandro Pozuelo, who was shipped off to Inter Miami.

As of that game, the Fire are 2-0-4 with a -3 goal differential. Toronto didn’t fare much better, going 2-1-3 in the league, although they also earned a 4-0 Canadian Championship win over CF Montreal during that stretch.

Overall, these teams are quite similar – and not in a good way. We will ride with Toronto to grab at least one point in the Windy City.

Key stat: The Reds have won their last four games against the Fire.

Quick Picks

Both teams score (-155): This piece carries a lot of juice but for good reason. Toronto is the only remaining team in MLS without a clean sheet, allowing an average of 1.89 goals per game. Chicago also sees its net filled frequently with an average of 1.42 goals against this year.

The last time these teams played, a combined five goals were scored, so expect something similar to happen on Wednesday.

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TFC draw no bet (+285): Toronto have won four games in a row against Chicago, so getting the Reds to +285 on a no-bet draw could be a profitable option.

They were one minute away from beating the Earthquakes last week before conceding an overtime goal that led to a draw, and we think that will leave them starving against a mediocre opponent on the road.

Quotes as of 2:36 p.m. ET on 07/12/2022.

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Avery Perri writes about sports betting for NorthStar Bets. NorthStar Bets is owned by NordStar Capital, which also owns Torstar, Star’s parent company. Follow him on Twitter: @AveryPerri

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