San Jose Earthquakes Odds
The San Jose Earthquakes are a charter member of Major League Soccer: one of 10 clubs that played in the inaugural 1996 season. In fact, the Earthquakes beat D.C. United in the first game of MLS history.
Since then, San Jose has won two MLS Cups (2001 and 2003) and two Supporters‘ Shields (2005 and 2012).
San Jose’s new soccer stadium opened in 2015, and the dedicated local fan base has kept the building filled close to capacity ever since. That’s why the Earthquakes should be one of California’s favorite bets when legal sports betting arrives.
Here’s how to bet on the Earthquakes online including odds from California sportsbooks.
Sports betting in California is not legal, but a social sportsbook provides California bettors one option:
Tonight’s Earthquakes odds: moneylines, spreads, totals
When California online sportsbooks go live, here’s where you’ll find the latest moneylines, spreads and totals for every Earthquakes game.
Earthquakes betting lines explained
The San Jose Earthquakes were winless through the first seven games of the 2022 MLS season. So when they faced Minnesota United FC in mid-March, the game lines at BetMGM Sportsbook, FanDuel and DraftKings Sportsbook in California looked like this:
|Moneyline Win||Moneyline Tie||Spread||Total|
|San Jose||+350||+250||+0.5 (-110)||Over 2.5 (-110)|
|Minnesota||-135||+250||-0.5 (-110)||Under 2.5 (-110)|
Minnesota won 1-0. That meant online betting sites like FanDuel Sportsbook paid off Minnesota -135 moneyline bets at $100 for every $135 bet and Minnesota -0.5 spread bets at $100 for every $110. Plus, with only one goal scored, the under paid $100 for every $110 bet.
San Jose moneyline bets (+350) would have paid $350 for every $100 bet if the Earthquakes won. Bets that the game would end in a tie (+250) would have paid $250 for every $100. Plus, San Jose spread bets (+0.5) would have paid $100 for every $110, had things gone the other way.
Earthquakes player props and futures
You can bet on more than just basic Earthquakes game lines. Team and player props let you bet on:
- Earthquakes scoring
- Earthquakes scoring first
- Earthquakes scoring last
- Earthquakes not scoring at all
You can also bet on:
- How many red and yellow cards will be handed out in a game
- The number of corner kicks
- The exact score
- The exact number of goals
- Whether that total will be an even or odd number
You can even get a bit more creative with basic Earthquakes MLS game lines by betting the:
- Double Chance, a wager on one team to win or the game to end in a draw
- Tie No Bet, which offers a refund in the event of a draw
If you think a third MLS Cup is in the Earthquakes’ immediate future, you can also bet on that in MLS futures markets. Futures odds are available all year long and are normally better the earlier you can get a bet down.
In fact, the odds will drop significantly if the Earthquakes are truly contending for the title, so it’s a good idea to lock in good odds on Earthquakes futures bets as early as you can.
Earthquakes live betting
Live betting lets you take your Earthquakes MLS betting to another level and wager on the team in the middle of games. While the betting markets are mostly the same as they are pregame, the odds change constantly alongside the action on the field. Plus, there are usually more in game props and half-by-half markets as well.
Like we said above, live betting odds change with the score, clock and game momentum. That means San Jose Earthquakes betting odds can change super fast, and mobile sportsbook apps are the best way to keep up. You’ll have to wait for the apps to come to California, though, or else watch games and bet on the available apps in Arizona, Nevada or Oregon to get in on the action right now.
2023 Earthquakes schedule
Check MLS.com for the current Earthquakes schedule and results.
Where do the Earthquakes play?
- Venue: PayPal Park
- Address: 1123 Coleman Avenue
- Location: San Jose, California
- Owner/Operator: San Jose Earthquakes
- Capacity: 18,000
- Broke Ground: Oct. 21, 2012
- Opened: Mar. 22, 2015
- Construction cost: $100 million
- Other tenants: San Jose Earthquakes II (MLS Next Pro)
Brief Earthquakes history
The San Jose Earthquakes franchise began to play as the San Jose Clash in 1996, the inaugural MLS season. That makes the club one of 10 charter members of the league. The team has won two MLS Cups (2001 and 2003) and two Supporters’ Shields (2005 and 2012).
Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) owned the Earthquakes in 2005 when the team made plans to move to Houston after a failed bid to build a soccer stadium in San Jose. The Earthquakes took two seasons off as the Houston Dynamo expansion team joined the league in its stead. The Earthquakes returned to San Jose in 2008 under Oakland Athletics owners Lew Wolff and John Fisher.
In 2015, the Earthquakes moved out of Buck Shaw Stadium on the Santa Clara University campus after finally opening the $100 million PayPal Park, which was originally called Avaya Stadium until 2019 and Earthquakes Stadium in 2020.
Fisher is now considered the majority owner of the San Jose Earthquakes and is said to be considering the sale of minority shares. The Earthquakes are valued at $510 million.
Earthquakes career leaders
Here are the team’s career stat leaders:
- Goals: Chris Wondolowski – 176
- Goals-per-match average: Ariel Graziani – 0.53
- Appearances: Chris Wondolowski – 401
- Assists: Shea Salinas – 50
How can I watch Earthquakes games?
You can watch most Earthquakes games on TV and online via MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, NBC Sports California and NBC Sports California Plus.
How to bet on Earthquakes games in CA
You can’t currently bet on the Earthquakes in California. However, you can in Arizona, Nevada or Oregon—neighboring states to California that currently have legal sports betting online. With the exception of Nevada, where you have to sign up for an account in person first, sportsbook apps in Arizona and the Oregon Lottery’s DraftKings Sportsbook are almost fully functional in California.
That means you can download and install the apps, sign up, deposit funds and peruse the Earthquakes game lines while you’re in California. Then, you can place your Earthquakes bets the second you cross the state line into Arizona or Oregon. You can:
- Download the app via our link
- Register for a new account
- Claim any bonus offers or bonuses available
- Deposit funds
- Browse through all of the MLS and Earthquakes betting markets
- Pick out all of the Earthquakes lines that look good and save in your betting slips
Then, all you have to do is cross the state line to bet.
Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher is the majority owner of the Earthquakes, having taken over with partner Lewis Wolff when the team returned to San Jose in 2008 after two years out of MLS.
Earthquakes tickets at PayPal Park average somewhere around $44 each.
The San Jose Earthquakes have won two MLS Cups, in 2001 and 2003. The 2001 team featured top goal scorer Ronald Cerritos and US soccer legend Landon Donovan. Donovan scored 12 goals to lead the 2003 championship team.
The Earthquakes have been valued at $510 million in Sportico’s most recent MLS valuations. That number doubled after the new stadium opened in 2015.
The official Twitter account of the San Jose Earthquakes is @SJEarthquakes. It features the hashtags #Quakes74 and #VamosSJ. Since the team joined Twitter in September 2008, the account has built up 280,000 followers.
Both began to play in 1996 and are part of the league’s 10 charter members. However, San Jose played in the first-ever MLS game.