D.C. United vs Toronto FC MLS Picks 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC (13-11-10, 4th in the Eastern Conference) host D.C. United (13-11-10, 5th in the Eastern Conference) at BMO Field on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The probable starting goaltenders are Bill Hamid for D.C. United and Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC. The moneyline on this matchup has D.C. United priced at +400 and TFC is at -192. The O/U opens at 3.
D.C. United comes into this game with a record of 13 victories, 11 draws, and 10 losses which puts them at 5th in the Eastern Conference. So far this year, they have earned a total of 41 goals which has them at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 21st in the league. Their goal differential is +4, which puts them at 10th in the league. D.C. United will need to make sure they're making the right passes out there because they currently have a total of 25 assists, which has them at 22nd in the league and 11th in the Eastern Conference. When it comes to shots on target, they currently have a total of 128 which has them at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 22nd in the league. As a unit, D.C. has collected a total of 395 fouls which means they are averaging 11.62 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 50 points for the season and they are averaging an attendance of 17,744.
Luciano Acosta is one of the standout players to watch for D.C. The forward from Argentina has participated in 126 games over the course of his career and has played 9,385 mins. During that period of time, the 24-year-old has tallied 24 goals and has had an assist on 28 goals. He's earned a career average of 74.5 mins per game. Acosta has been a starter in 126 games in the time he's played professional soccer and has racked up 191 fouls in the process. With reference to shots on target, Acosta has a total of 80 in his professional soccer career which puts him at 115th among all players still active and 28th in the Eastern Conference among forwards. Wayne Rooney is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from D.C.. The 33-year-old from England has netted 231 goals in his career which has him ranking 1st in the Eastern Conference among midfielders and 2nd out of all players still active in MLS. He has totaled 41,917 mins in his professional soccer career which is 1st among active midfielders and is averaging 77.8 mins per game which ranks him 160th in MLS. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has earned 772 shots on target which is 1st in the Eastern Conference among active midfielders.
Protecting the net for D.C is Bill Hamid from the United States. He is 28 years old and has played a total of 2,970 mins in net for the year. Hamid is allowing 1.12 goals per 90 mins which places him at 3rd in the East and 6th among goaltenders in MLS. During this season, he's given up 37 goals. He's earned a save % of .776 which places him at 3rd in the East.
Toronto FC will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the campaign they have 13 victories, 11 draws, and 10 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently ranked 5th in the East and 8th in the league with +5. They have compiled a total of 57 goals for this year which has them at 3rd in the East. Toronto has a save % as a team of .636 which has them ranked 21st in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are averaging a crowd of 25,048 putting them at 3rd in the East.
One of the hardest players to defend for TFC is Jozy Altidore. The 29 year-old has delivered 113 balls into the net over the course of his career. He is 8th among active forwards in the Eastern Conference in assists with 29 and has 252 shots on target over the course of his career. He has played 19,762 mins and holds an average of 64.8 minutes per appearance over the course of his career. Another one of the great players on this squad is Alejandro Pozuelo. The midfielder from Spain has scored 36 goals in his career which puts him at 19th in the East among active midfielders. He also has a total of 137 fouls.
In net for TFC is Quentin Westberg who is having a bad year by surrendering 1.47 goals per 90 mins and that places him 7th in the East and 14th among goalies in MLS. In the 2,505 minutes he's played in 2019, he has given up 41 goals. He has a save % of .647 which ranks him 12th in the East and 28th among goalies in MLS.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take D.C. (+400)
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