Seattle Sounders FC vs Houston Dynamo Expert MLS Picks Against the Spread 7/27/2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
BBVA Compass Stadium
Kelvin Leerdam and the Seattle Sounders FC (10-5-6, 3rd in the Western Conference) go to BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Houston Dynamo (9-3-9, 8th in the Western Conference). The probable starting goalies are Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Joe Willis for the Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo are priced at +116 while the Sounders are at +195. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
In connection with shots on target, they had earned a total of 94 which is 6th in the conference and 12th in the league.
Kelvin Leerdam is one of the players to watch for the Sounders. The defender from the Netherlands has appeared in 20 games this season and has played 1,621 minutes. During that period of time, the 28-year-old has scored 5 goals and has had an assist on 2 goals. He is averaging 81 mins per appearance. Leerdam has started 18 games this season and has totaled 27 fouls in that time. When discussing shots on target, Leerdam has produced 5 which has him sitting in 134th in Major League Soccer and 5th in the East among defenders. Raúl Ruidiaz is another player to watch out for on the team from Seattle. The 28-year-old from Peru has netted 8 goals for the year which has him ranked 8th in the Eastern Conference among forwards and 16th among all players in Major League Soccer. He has totaled 896 mins and averages 75 mins per appearance which has him ranked 224th in Major League Soccer. For the 2019 season, he has produced 16 shots on target which has him ranked 15th in the Eastern Conference among forwards.
Looking after the net for the Sounders is Stefan Frei from Switzerland. He is 32 years old and has played 1,890 mins minding the net for the season. Frei is conceding an average of 1.33 goals per 90 minutes which has him ranking in 6th in the West and 17th in Major League Soccer among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he's surrendered 28 goals. He holds a save % of .702 which has him ranking in 8th in the West.
When looking at shots on target, they had racked up a total of 88 which has them at 10th in the Western Conference and 18th in the league.
Tomás Martinez is one of the top players for the Dynamo. The midfielder from Argentina has taken part in 20 games this year and has totaled 1,459 mins. During that time, the 23-year-old has a total of 4 goals and has assisted on 2 goals. He is averaging 73 mins per game. Martinez has been a starter in 19 games this year and has a total of 27 fouls over the course of that time. When talking about shots on target, Martinez has a total of 8 which has him ranking 102nd in Major League Soccer and 18th in the East among midfielders. Mauro Manotas is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Houston. The 23-year-old from Colombia has racked up 8 goals this season which has him sitting in 6th in the East among forwards and 14th among all qualified players in Major League Soccer. He has played a total of 1,576 minutes and averages 79 minutes per appearance which has him sitting in 185th in Major League Soccer. So far this season, he has 19 shots on target which has him sitting in 8th in the East among forwards.
The man looking after the net for the Dynamo is Joe Willis from the United States. He is 30 years old and has racked up 1,710 mins defending the net for the year. Willis is allowing 1.47 goals per 90 minutes which places him at 8th among Western Conference goaltenders and 21st among goaltenders in MLS. During the 2019 campaign, he's surrendered 28 goals. He holds a save % of .689 which places him at 11th among Western Conference goaltenders.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle (+195)
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