Colorado Rapids vs Toronto FC MLS Parlay 9/15/2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Kei Kamara and the Colorado Rapids (9-6-14, 10th in the Western Conference) are headed to BMO Field on Sunday where they'll take on Toronto FC (11-8-10, 6th in the Eastern Conference). The probable starting goaltenders are Tim Howard for the Colorado Rapids and Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC. The Rapids are priced at +158 while TFC is at +337. The over/under opens at 3.25.
The Colorado Rapids come into this matchup holding a mark of 9 victories, 6 draws, and 14 losses ranking them 10th in the Western Conference. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 46 goals which is 3rd in the Western Conference and 6th in the league. Their goal differential is -7, ranking them 19th in the league. The Colorado Rapids will be looking to get teammates involved in the game because they currently have a total of 29 assists which is 15th in the league and 9th in the Western Conference. In the matter of shots on target, they currently have a total of 139 which is 6th in the Western Conference and 11th in the league. As a unit, Colorado currently has a total of 354 fouls which has them averaging 12.21 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 33 points for this year and they have an average crowd of 14,369.
Kei Kamara is one of the players to watch for the Rapids. The forward from Sierra Leone has competed in 25 contests for the year and has totaled 2,180 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 34-year-old has scored 11 goals and has had an assist on 1 goal. He holds an average of 87 mins per appearance. Kamara has been a starter in 25 contests for the year and has committed 37 fouls during that period. As to shots on target, Kamara has totaled 33 which is 6th in professional soccer and 4th in the Western Conference among forwards. Andre Shinyashiki is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Colorado. The 23-year-old from Brazil has scored 7 goals so far this season which has him sitting in 19th in the Western Conference among forwards and 43rd among all players in Major League Soccer. He has played 1,303 mins and has an average of 50 minutes per appearance. For the season, he has produced 17 shots on target which has him sitting in 21st in the Western Conference among forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Rapids is Tim Howard from the United States. He is 39 years old and has racked up 1,980 mins protecting the goal for the 2019 season. Howard is allowing 1.95 goals per 90 minutes which has him sitting 16th in the West and 37th in MLS among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he's surrendered 43 goals. He has a save percentage of .613 which has him sitting 17th in the West.
Toronto FC will be the team across the field and for the year they have 11 victories, 8 draws, and 10 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 5th in the East and 11th in MLS with +3. They currently have a total of 49 goals for the year which ranks 3rd in the East. Toronto has a save percentage as a team of .626 which has them sitting 21st in MLS, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have an average attendance of 25,154 putting them at 3rd in the East.
One of the guys to watch for TFC is Jozy Altidore. The 29 year-old has delivered 10 balls past the man in net. He is placed at 4th among forwards in the Eastern Conference in assists with 4 and has produced 19 shots on target so far this year. He has played a total of 1,287 minutes and holds an average of 76 mins per game. Another solid player on this team is Alejandro Pozuelo. The midfielder from Spain has connected on 9 goals this year which is 6th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders. He also has a total of 28 fouls.
In net for TFC is Quentin Westberg who is having a bad campaign by surrendering 1.57 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 8th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 16th among goaltenders in Major League Soccer. In the 2,070 mins he has played this year, he has allowed 36 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .633 which has him ranked 15th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 31st among goaltenders in Major League Soccer.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (+337) and over 2.5 goals
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