FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids Expert MLS Picks Against the Spread 9/29/2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Kei Kamara and the Colorado Rapids (11-6-15, 9th in the Western Conference) play FC Dallas (12-9-11, 6th in the Western Conference) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The probable starting goalies are Jesse Gonzalez for FC Dallas and Tim Howard for the Colorado Rapids. The moneyline on this matchup has FC Dallas coming in at +180 and the Rapids are at +116. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
FC Dallas steps onto the field with a record of 12 wins, 9 draws, and 11 defeats putting them at 6th in the Western Conference. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 45 goals which ranks 7th in the conference and 13th in MLS. Their goal differential is +5, putting them at 8th in MLS. FC Dallas will look to get teammates more involved in this game as they currently have a total of 29 assists, which ranks 16th in MLS and 9th in the conference. In connection with shots on target, they currently have a total of 156 which ranks 7th in the conference and 11th in MLS. As a unit, Dallas has racked up a total of 413 fouls which means they are averaging 12.91 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 45 points for the 2019 season and they have an average crowd of 14,793.
Dominique Badji is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for FCD. The forward from Senegal has engaged in 27 games so far in 2019 and has played a total of 1,951 minutes. During that time, the 26-year-old has racked up 6 goals and has assisted on 3 goals. He is currently averaging 72 mins per appearance. Badji has started 23 games so far in 2019 and has committed 30 fouls over that period. As to shots on target, Badji has produced 20 which has him sitting in 50th in pro soccer and 18th in the West among forwards. Jesus Ferreira is another guy to watch out for on the team from Dallas. The 18-year-old from Colombia has tallied 7 goals in 2019 which puts him at 17th in the Western Conference among forwards and 43rd among all qualified players in professional soccer. He has totaled 2,303 minutes and is averaging 74 mins per game. During the 2019 season, he has 18 shots on target which puts him at 20th in the Western Conference among forwards.
Protecting the net for FCD is Jesse Gonzalez from Mexico. He is 23 years old and has played 2,700 minutes in net for the 2019 season. Gonzalez is allowing an average of 1.30 goals per 90 minutes which places him at 6th among West goaltenders and 14th among goalies in MLS. During the 2019 season, he has given up 39 goals. His save % is .658 which places him at 15th among West goaltenders.
The Colorado Rapids is the team standing on the sideline and for the 2019 season they sit with 11 victories, 6 draws, and 15 losses. With reference to goal differential, they rank 9th in the conference and 17th in the league with -6. They have a total of 53 goals for the 2019 season which ranks them 2nd in the conference. Colorado has a save % as a team of .647 which currently has them ranked 18th in the league, meaning there should be some chances to score. They are averaging an attendance of 14,155 putting them at 12th in the conference.
One of the players to remember for the Rapids is Kei Kamara. The 34 year-old has delivered 12 balls into the back of the net. He is placed at 32nd among forwards in the West in assists with 1 and has earned 37 shots on target so far this season. He has played a total of 2,360 minutes and has an average of 87 mins per game. Another player to watch out for on this squad Andre Shinyashiki. The forward from Brazil has tallied 7 goals for the season which has him sitting in 20th in the West among forwards. He also has a total of 23 fouls.
In net for the Rapids is Tim Howard
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (+116)
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