Los Angeles FC vs Orlando City SC Expert MLS Picks Against the Spread 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Orlando City Stadium
Adama Diomande and Los Angeles FC (19-5-4, 1st in the Western Conference) go to Orlando City Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Orlando City (9-7-13, 9th in the Eastern Conference). The probable starting goalies are Tyler Miller for Los Angeles FC and Brian Rowe for Orlando City. LAFC is priced at -137 while the Lions are at +270. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Los Angeles FC comes into the game with a record of 19 wins, 5 draws, and 4 losses which is good for 1st in the Western Conference. So far this season, they have earned a total of 73 goals which is 1st in the conference and 1st in the league. Their goal differential is +44, which is good for 1st in the league. Los Angeles FC will look to make sure they are sharing the ball as they currently have a total of 53 assists which is 1st in the league and 1st in the conference. When looking at shots on target, they currently have a total of 204 which is 1st in the conference and 1st in the league. As a unit, Los Angeles has compiled a total of 345 fouls which means they are averaging 12.32 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 62 points for this season and they are averaging an attendance of 22,266.
Adama Diomande is a top player to watch for LAFC. The forward from Norway has played in 23 games so far this year and has totaled 1,271 minutes. Up to now, the 28-year-old has connected on 8 goals and has assisted on 4 goals. He is averaging 55 minutes per game. Diomande has started 13 games so far this year and has committed 18 fouls over the course of that time. When looking at shots on target, Diomande has earned 15 which has him ranked 64th in professional soccer and 25th in the West among forwards. Diego Rossi is another player to watch out for on the team from Los Angeles. The 20-year-old from Italy has scored 14 goals so far this season which has him ranked 3rd in the Western Conference among forwards and 5th among all players in pro soccer. He has played a total of 2,362 minutes and averages 84 mins per appearance. For this season, he has 41 shots on target which has him ranked 3rd in the Western Conference among forwards.
Protecting the net for LAFC is Tyler Miller from the United States. He is 25 years old and has played 2,070 mins defending the goal for the year. Miller is conceding 0.96 goals per 90 mins which has him sitting 2nd among West goaltenders and 3rd among goalies in MLS. So far this year, he has given up 22 goals. He has a save % of .744 which has him sitting 3rd among West goaltenders.
Orlando City SC will be standing on the other sideline and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 9 wins, 7 draws, and 13 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they currently sit 8th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the league with -4. They currently have a total of 35 goals for the season which ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference. Orlando has a save percentage as a team of .705 which currently has them ranked 7th in the league, which tells us scoring chances may be limited. They are averaging a crowd of 22,837 which puts them at 4th in the Eastern Conference.
One of the guys to remember for the Lions is Nani. The 32 year-old has put 9 balls into the back of the goal. He is 2nd among forwards in the Eastern Conference in assists with 4 and has 22 shots on target so far in 2019. He has played 1,828 minutes and is averaging 73 mins per appearance. Another good player on this team is Tesho Akindele. The forward from Canada has scored 9 goals so far this season which places him at 9th in the East among forwards. He also has totaled 19 fouls.
In goal for the Lions is Brian Rowe who is having an average year by allowing 1.33 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 9th in the East and 19th among goalies in MLS. In the 2,430 mins he has been on the field in 2019, he's given up 36 goals. His save % is .712 which ranks him 5th in the East and 12th among goalies in MLS.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-137)
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