MLS: New York City FC vs. Portland Timbers quarterfinals odds, picks and best bets – USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire

New York City FC and the Portland Timbers tangle in the last remaining quarterfinals match in the MLS is Back Tournament Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla. Below, we analyze the New York-Portland sports betting odds and lines at BetMGM while providing MLS betting tips and picks around this matchup.

New York City FC vs. Portland Timbers: Key injuries

New York City FC

  • M Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (hamstring) doubtful
  • M Gedion Zelalem (knee) doubtful

Portland Timbers

  • M Dairon Asprilla (knee) out

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New York City FC vs. Portland Timbers: MLS odds, betting lines and picks

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Saturday at 6:50 a.m. ET.


Portland Timbers 1, New York City FC 0

Moneyline (ML)

The PORTLAND TIMBERS (+220) are a great value, as they look to earn the fourth and final golden ticket to the MLS is Back Tournament semifinals. While New York City FC (+115) is considered the favorite here, and by quite a healthy margin, don’t forget that Portland has been winning at both half time and full time in each of their past three meetings with NYCFC. In fact, the Timbers have outscored NYCFC 5-0 during the past three matches. Yes, that’s three consecutive clean sheets. Why is New York favored