LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake Expert MLS Picks Against the Spread 9/25/2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Rio Tinto Stadium
Jonathan dos Santos and the LA Galaxy (15-3-13, 4th in the Western Conference) travel to Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on Real Salt Lake (14-5-12, 5th in the Western Conference). The goalkeepers expected to start are David Bingham for the LA Galaxy and Nick Rimando for Real Salt Lake. RSL is priced at -115 while the Galaxy are at +245. The O/U is set at 3.
The LA Galaxy head into this game with a record of 15 victories, 3 draws, and 13 losses ranking them 4th in the Western Conference. So far this year, they have converted a total of 51 goals which is good for 3rd in the West and 6th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, ranking them 12th in the league. The LA Galaxy will need to make sure they're making the right passes out there because they currently have a total of 38 assists, which is good for 4th in the league and 2nd in the West. Regarding shots on target, they currently have a total of 158 which is good for 5th in the West and 9th in the league. As a group, LA has collected a total of 367 fouls which has them averaging 11.84 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 48 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 23,036.
Jonathan dos Santos is one of the best players to watch for the Galaxy. The midfielder from Mexico has played in 26 games in 2019 and has played 2,276 minutes. During that time, the 28-year-old has netted 2 goals and has assisted on 2 goals. He holds an average of 88 mins per game. Santos has been a starter in 26 games in 2019 and has racked up 30 fouls over the course of that time. When discussing shots on target, Santos has a total of 5 which ranks him 198th in professional soccer and 39th in the West among midfielders. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is another guy to watch out for on the team from LA. The 37-year-old from Sweden has a total of 27 goals this season which ranks him 2nd in the West among forwards and 2nd among all players in the league. He has totaled 2,340 mins and has an average of 90 mins per game. Thus far in the season, he has earned 61 shots on target which ranks him 2nd in the West among forwards.
The man in goal for the Galaxy is David Bingham from the United States. He is 29 years old and has been on the field a total of 2,790 minutes protecting the net this year. Bingham is conceding an average of 1.61 goals per 90 mins which has him ranking 11th among Western Conference goaltenders and 29th among goaltenders in MLS. For the year, he's allowed 50 goals. He holds a save percentage of .730 which has him ranking 5th among Western Conference goaltenders.
Real Salt Lake will be the team on the other side of the pitch and for the campaign they have 14 victories, 5 draws, and 12 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the conference and 11th in the league with +4. They currently have a total of 42 goals for the year which ranks 10th in the conference. Salt Lake has a save % as a team of .678 which has them 12th in the league, meaning they are difficult to score against. They have an average crowd of 17,940 ranking them 9th in the conference.
One of the scorers to watch for RSL is Albert Rusnák. The 24 year-old has delivered 10 balls past the man in net. He is 20th among midfielders in the West in assists with 3 and has earned 29 shots on target so far in 2019. He has played 2,193 mins and has an average of 84 mins per game. Another solid player on this team is Jefferson Savarino. The forward from Venezuala has racked up 7 goals so far in 2019 which has him sitting in 16th in the West among forwards. He also has committed 17 fouls.
In net for RSL is Nick Rimando
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LA (+245)
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