The Columbus Crew (7 wins, 5 losses, 8 draws) host the New England Revolution (6-7-7) at Lower.com Field Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution odds and lines, and make our best MLS bets, picks and predictions.
The Crew are coming into this game off a win over their rival FC Cincinnati. Columbus won 2-0 and remain at home for a 2nd straight game. The Crew are 4-0-4 over their last 8 games, their last loss coming May 21.
Columbus is led in scoring by 2021 All-Star M Lucas Zelarayán and F Derrick Etienne who are tied for a team-high 5 goals. Both also have 5 assists on the season.
The Revolution finished atop the Eastern Conference last season but have struggled in 2022. New England has lost 2 straight outings against top East foes, Philadelphia and NYCFC. The Revolution hadn’t lost since April 23 prior to those losses, however.
The Revs are led by stars F Gustavo Bou and F Adam Buksa who are tied for a team-high 7 goals, while M Carles Gil leads the team in goals plus assists with 10. New England is just 2-5-3 on the road.
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Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution odds, lines, picks and predictions
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:06 a.m. ET.
- Money line: Columbus Crew +117 (bet $100 to win $117) | New England Revolution +220 (bet $100 to win $220) | Draw +255
- Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -145 | U: +115)
<p>Check out <a href="https://prosoccerwire.usatoday.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pro Soccer Wire</a>: For the American soccer fan, USA TODAY Sports Media Group’s website provides a fresh look at the beautiful game.</p> <h3>Prediction</h3> <p>Columbus Crew 1, New England Revolution 1</p> <h3><a href="https://sportsbookwire.usatoday.com/2019/07/08/betting-101-what-is-a-moneyline-bet-in-sports-betting/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Money line</a> (ML)</h3> <p>LEAN DRAW (+255).</p> <p>This is a strong bet given the value. Both teams have been draw-heavy sides so far this season, and this has all the makings of a high-level matchup between conference foes.</p> <p>Columbus has drawn 4 of its last 7 matches overall and has drawn 2 of its last 3 home matches as well. The Revolution have drawn 3 of their last 6 contests and 6 of their last 11 games overall.</p> <p>These two sides rank 2nd and 3rd in draws in the East respectively. Both teams have under a 6-goal goal differential, so they also haven’t been winning or losing by large margins.</p> <p>Expect a close battle and play the draw in this one.</p> <h3><a href="https://sportsbookwire.usatoday.com/2019/07/11/betting-101-the-over-under/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Over/Under</a> (O/U)</h3> <p>BET UNDER 2.5 (+110).</p> <p>These two teams drew 2-2 earlier in the season with 3 of the 4 goals coming within the last 20 minutes. For the bulk of the game, the defenses held strong. There were 4 goals and 5 shots on target.</p> <p>The Crew have typically been a slow-paced team, scoring 27 goals and allowing 22 through 20 matches. They’re 11-9 O/U on a 2.5 goal total.</p> <p>Columbus has also allowed the 9th-fewest shots on goal which should help to limit a lethal New England attack. Both teams also rank in the top half of the league in passing accuracy, so don’t expect many errors.</p> <p>Considering Columbus’ strengths and how the last match between these sides was played, I’ll take the Under 2.5 (+115).</p> <p>Bet legally online with a trusted partner: <a href="https://media.tipico.com/C.ashx?btag=a_94b_163c_columbus-crew-vs-new-england-revolution-odds-picks-and-predictions-pos2&affid=47&siteid=94&adid=163&c=columbus-crew-vs-new-england-revolution-odds-picks-and-predictions-pos2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tipico Sportsbook</a>, Sportsbook Wire’s official sportsbook partner in CO, NJ and soon IA. <a href="https://media.tipico.com/C.ashx?btag=a_94b_163c_columbus-crew-vs-new-england-revolution-odds-picks-and-predictions-pos3&affid=47&siteid=94&adid=163&c=columbus-crew-vs-new-england-revolution-odds-picks-and-predictions-pos3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bet now!</a></p> <p>If you’re looking for more sports betting picks and tips, access all of our content at <a href="https://sportsbookwire.usatoday.com/">SportsbookWire.com</a> and <a href="https://ftw.usatoday.com/betftw" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BetFTW</a>, or try out our <a href="https://sportsdata.usatoday.com/parlay-calculator?utm_source=sportsbookwire&utm_medium=text-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">USA TODAY Parlay Calculator</a>. Please <a href="https://sportsbookwire.usatoday.com/bet-and-wager-101-responsible-gaming-and-gambling/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">gamble responsibly</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow @nathanbeighle_ on <a href="https://twitter.com/nathanbeighle_" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter.</a> Follow @SportsbookWire on <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsBookWire" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</a> and like us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/sportsbookwire/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Gannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services. Tipico has no influence over nor are any such revenues in any way dependent on or linked to the newsrooms or news coverage. See <a href="https://media.tipico.com/C.ashx?btag=a_94b_163c_columbus-crew-vs-new-england-revolution-odds-picks-and-predictions-pos-legal&affid=47&siteid=94&adid=163&c=columbus-crew-vs-new-england-revolution-odds-picks-and-predictions-pos-legal" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tipico.com</a> for Terms and Conditions. 21+ only. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA).</em></p> <p>