Amid Disappointing Season, Sporting KC Still Working on Kansas Sports Betting Plans

Amid Disappointing Season, Sporting KC Still Working on Kansas Sports Betting Plans
By Christopher Boan
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

It’s been a season to forget for fans and players of Sporting Kansas City, which currently sits in last place in Major League Soccer’s 14-club Western Conference.  

The club has posted a record of 5-5-14, sitting three points below the San Jose Earthquakes in the league table.

But that doesn’t mean that the club is without Kansas sports gambling value, as the squad faces favorable odds in their upcoming matches.

Sports betting in the state should be live sometime toward the end of SKC’s season, which wraps up Oct. 9. When it happens, BetKansas.com will be the place to be for Kansas sportsbook bonuses.

Sporting Kansas City looks to gain its first victory since July 9 on Saturday, when it returns to Children’s Mercy Park to host an LA Galaxy squad that’s lost four of its last five matches.

The two struggling sides square off at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN+.

Here’s a breakdown of where Sporting KC stands entering Saturday’s match and how bettors can can eek out value.

MLS Championship Odds

⚽️ Los Angeles FC+225
⚽️ New York City FC+700
⚽️ Philadelphia Union+700
⚽️ Austin FC+1200
⚽️ New York Red Bulls+1400
⚽️ 27th Sporting Kansas City +25000
Odds provided by Kansas BetMGM.

Saturday’s Sporting KC Match is a True Value Play

A glance at the odds for Saturday’s match on Caesars Sportsbook Kansas shows the home side is a heavy underdog.

Caesars, which figures to play a prominent role in the Kansas mobile betting apps market once it becomes live, has SKC at +180 over LA on Saturday, with the Galaxy listed at +145.

The greatest value for bettors comes from the odds of a tie, however, with Caesars Sportsbook listing such an outcome at +255.

That’s worth mentioning, as Sporting KC leads the Western Conference in ties this season (with 14), including a pair in the team’s last five matches.

Such an option would allow a Kansas bettor to earn $255 on a $100 wager, representing a handsome haul.

Where Sporting KC’s Sports Betting Plans Stand

A representative from Sporting KC told BetKansas.com earlier this week there were no updates regarding the club’s sports betting partnership plans.

In late June, Jake Reid, who serves as Sporting KC’s president and CEO, told BetKansas.com the club would be methodical about choosing its betting partner — treating it the same way they approach any other teamwide pact.

“It’s a similar process to finding any other type of partnership. Obviously, this one's unique in the fact that we're going to be going to market together, and they're going to be the ones that are running and operating business on our behalf,” Reid said. “… We’re in ongoing discussions. There’s nothing I can really talk about, but I think someone who shares our vision for what this can look like is ultimately the most important piece as we try to find the right partner.”

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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