Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC MLS Point Spread Picks 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC (9-7-10, 9th in the Eastern Conference) host the Montreal Impact (10-4-13, 7th in the Eastern Conference) at BMO Field on Saturday, August 24, 2019. The probable starting goalies are Evan Bush for the Montreal Impact and Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC. The Impact are priced at +327 while TFC is at -126. The O/U has been set at 3.25.
The Montreal Impact head into this matchup holding a record of 10 victories, 4 draws, and 13 losses which puts them at 7th in the Eastern Conference. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 37 goals which is good for 8th in the conference and 15th in MLS. This means that if they are going to get away with the victory in this match, they will want to put some goals in the back of the net. Their goal differential is -11, which puts them at 21st in MLS. The Montreal Impact will look to get teammates more involved in this matchup because they currently have a total of 25 assists which is good for 16th in MLS and 8th in the conference. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 99 which is good for 10th in the conference and 22nd in MLS. As a team, Montreal has a total of 326 fouls which means they are averaging 12.07 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 34 points for 2019 and they have an average attendance of 16,197.
Orji Okwonkwo is one of the standout players to watch for the Impact. The forward from Nigeria has competed in 22 contests so far in 2019 and has played 1,380 mins. Over the course of that time, the 21-year-old has a total of 7 goals and has assisted on 0 goals. So far this season he is averaging 63 minutes per game. Okwonkwo has been a starter in 19 contests so far in 2019 and has committed 21 fouls during that period. With reference to shots on target, Okwonkwo has connected on 12 which has him sitting in 75th in MLS and 16th in the Eastern Conference among forwards. Saphir Taïder is another player to watch out for on the team from Montreal. The 26-year-old from Algeria has scored 9 goals so far in 2019 which has him ranked 3rd in the East among midfielders and 23rd among all players in the league. He has played 2,098 minutes and holds an average of 84 mins per game which has him ranked 118th in the league. During the 2019 season, he has produced 21 shots on target which has him ranked 8th in the East among midfielders.
The man looking after the net for the Impact is Evan Bush from the United States. He is 32 years old and has totaled 2,430 minutes protecting the goal this year. Bush is allowing 1.85 goals per 90 minutes which has him placed 21st among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 36th among goalies in MLS. For the season, he's surrendered 50 goals. He holds a save % of .558 which has him placed 19th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
Toronto FC comes into this match with a record of 9 wins, 7 draws, and 10 defeats which is good for 9th in the Eastern Conference. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 41 goals which has them at 4th in the conference and 7th in the league. This means that if are going to walk away with a victory, they will look to play mistake free soccer so they can take advantage of their opportunities. Their goal differential is -2, which is good for 15th in the league. Toronto FC will want to make it a priority to get the ball to teammates because they have a total of 30 assists which has them at 5th in the league and 3rd in the conference. Concerning shots on target, they have a total of 131 which has them at 5th in the conference and 8th in the league. As a unit, Toronto has racked up a total of 255 fouls which means they have an average of 9.81 fouls per contest. They have a total of 34 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 24,880.
Jozy Altidore is one of the top players for TFC. The forward from the United States has taken part in 16 games so far this season and has played 1,197 minutes. In that time, the 29-year-old has racked up 10 goals and has assisted on 3 goals. So far this year he is averaging 75 mins per game. Altidore has started 12 games so far this season and has racked up 19 fouls during that period. When discussing shots on target, Altidore has earned 19 which has him ranked 38th in Major League Soccer and 7th in the Eastern Conference among forwards. Alejandro Pozuelo is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Toronto. The 27-year-old from Spain has scored 9 goals so far this season which has him ranking 5th in the East among midfielders and 25th among all players in MLS. He has totaled 1,867 mins and is averaging 85 mins per appearance which has him ranking 107th in MLS. So far this year, he has a total of 24 shots on target which has him ranking 4th in the East among midfielders.
The goaltender for TFC is Quentin Westberg from the United States. He is 32 years old and has totaled 1,800 minutes in net for the season. Westberg is giving up 1.65 goals per 90 minutes which puts him at 17th in the Eastern Conference and 29th in MLS among goaltenders. During the 2019 campaign, he has given up 33 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .625 which puts him at 14th in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (+327)
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