Sportings Kansas City and Minnesota United FC both enter the MLS is Back tournament with a chip on their shoulders. Neither of them is among the betting favorites to win it all, so they want to prove their doubters wrong.

However, both teams will have to cope with tough losses for this tournament. The Loons won't have two-time Defender of the Year Ike Opara, while The Wizards will truly miss Felipe Gutiérrez's presence in the center of the pitch.

This one may be one of the closest matchups we'll see in the group stage. However, both DraftKings and SugarHouse have Sporting Kansas City as a slight favorite with +150 odds, while Minnesota United FC has +155 odds. A draw, which seems likely, has quite appealing +260 odds.

Jan Gregus of Minnesota United FC. (Getty)

Also, it's worth noticing that the loss of Opara will open up a lot of space in Minnesota's defense, which may be one of the main reasons why oddsmakers think we'll see plenty of goals this time. According to Las Vegas, the over 2.5 goals total has -167 odds, while the under 2.5 goals has +130 odds.

Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United FC Props

Those who enjoy prop betting always love to defy the odds and take huge risks. If that's the case with you, then you'll love the odds for the Correct Score bets this time. A 0-0 draw, i.e. would have an astronomical +1400 payout.

But if you don't enjoy taking those kinds of risks, then you could try and bet on a given player to score at some point in the game. Star winger Khiry Shelton has +270 odds to score, with Daniel Salloi having +185 odds.

Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United FC Odds

  DraftKings SugarHouse
Sporting Kansas City +155 +155
Minnesota United FC +150 +150
Draw +260 +260

DraftKings & SugarHouse

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