D.C. United vs New England Revolution Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/25/2020
Game: D.C. United vs New England Revolution
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (+105) New England (+265)
Diego Fagundez and D.C. United (1-3-2, 10th in the Eastern Conference) host the New England Revolution (1-4-1, 9th in the Eastern Conference) at Audi Field on Tuesday. The men protecting the net will be Bill Hamid for D.C. United and Matt Turner for the New England Revolution. The Revolution are priced at +265 while the Black-and-Red are at +105. The O/U opens at 2.75.
D.C. has controlled possession for 46.8% of matches while they have success at dribbling 54.5% of the time (22nd in MLS). They have launched 52 shots at their opponents goal with 19 being on target, which is a 36.5% shots on target percentage. The Black-and-Red have tallied 6 goals this year, which is 14th in MLS. They have received 2,323 passes on 2,663 tries so far this season, which makes their receiving percentage 87.2%.
Edison Flores is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for D.C. Flores has had a starting assignment in 113 matchups in his career while scoring 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Peru has recorded 22 goals (104th among active players) in 10,211 mins. He has totaled 15 assists while earning 7 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Ola Kamara, the forward who was born in Norway. Kamara has been on the pitch for 19,314 mins during 205 career starting assignments and has been handed 12 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 23 times so far in his career and he has scored 110 total goals. He currently averages 0.51 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career (17th among active players).
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for D.C. will be Bill Hamid. Hamid has seen the field for a total of 21,219 minutes and has 843 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.24 (292 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .743. The goalie from the United States has had 1,134 shots tried against him in 238 career starting assignments. Hamid (88-63-84 record in his career) has earned 69 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.0% shutout percentage.
The Revolution have successfully dribbled 59.8% of the time on the year while earning 4 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 85.8% while controlling possession of the ball 45.8% of the time. New England has accumulated 2,308 pass targets this year (23rd in MLS) to go along with 1,981 completed passes. They have connected on 24.2% of their shots out of 91 shots.
Diego Fagundez should provide a spark for New England. The midfielder who is from Uruguay has been on the field for 16,203 minutes and he has scored 52 goals (36th among active players). He has tallied 25 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 37 times. He currently averages 0.29 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 376 contests in his MLS career. You should also keep an eye on Gustavo Bou, the midfielder from Argentina. Bou has been given a total of 17 yellow card cautions in 10,980 minutes played (122 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his MLS career is 0.50 (20th among active MLS players). He has accumulated 61 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 22 different times.
Matt Turner will be looking after the goal for the Revolution. So far in his pro soccer career, Turner has conceded 99 goals while he has accounted for 268 saves in 79 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.26 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 24-29-26. He holds a save percentage of .742 and his shutout rate is 25.3%. Turner has racked up 20 shutouts while seeing 361 shots against him in 7,075 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take D.C. (+105)
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