Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 11/8/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
TV: QuestTEXAS Ch. 55
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+126) Colorado (+208)
Carlos Darwin Quintero and the Houston Dynamo (4-9-9, 12th in the Western Conference) play the Colorado Rapids (7-4-6, 8th in the Western Conference) at BBVA Stadium on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The Dynamo are priced at +126 while the Rapids are at +208. The over/under has been set at 3.
The Dynamo as a team have accumulated 29 goals on the campaign, which is currently 14th in MLS. They have attempted 306 shots at the goal with 107 of them being on target, which calculates to a 35.0% SOT percentage. Houston has been able to control possession for 48.5% of the time while dribbling successfully 55.2% of the time (25th in MLS). They have received 8,677 passes on 10,049 targets on the season, giving them a receiving percentage of 86.3%.
Carlos Darwin Quintero is a player who should be able to impact this game for Houston. He has 87 assists while tallying 55 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Quintero has been in the starting lineup in 290 matchups thus far in his career and he tallies 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Colombia has earned 94 goals in 25,990 professional minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Christian Ramirez, the forward who is from the United States. Ramirez has totaled 14,862 minutes during 176 career starting assignments and has earned himself 4 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 28 times so far in his career while scoring 92 total goals. He averages 0.56 goals per 90 mins so far in his professional career.
The man defending the goal for Houston Dynamo is Marko Maric. Maric has played for 9,900 mins and has tallied 266 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.50 (165 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .682. The goalkeeper from Croatia has seen 387 shots attempted at him in 110 career starting assignments. Maric (29-38-43 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 22 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 20.0% clean sheet rate.
Colorado has accumulated 7,717 targets on the year (26th in the league) and they have 6,876 completed passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 89.1% and they have controlled possession of the ball 52.1% of the time. The Rapids have been able to dribble successfully 56.9% of the time so far this season while earning 28 goals. They have completed 37.4% of their SOT out of 238 shots.
Jonathan Lewis should provide solid play for Colorado Rapids. The midfielder from the United States has been on the pitch for 2,582 minutes while scoring 13 goals. He has tallied 4 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. He currently averages 0.45 goals per 90 minutes and has started 25 matches thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Diego Rubio, the forward who is from Chile. He has collected 40 goals during his career while helping on a goal 19 different times. Rubio has been given a total of 33 yellow card cautions in 8,397 professional minutes (90 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.43.
William Yarbrough will be residing in front of the goal for the Rapids. Yarbrough has earned 41 shutouts while he has defended 736 shots against him in 14,265 career mins. He has earned a save % of .730 and his shutout rate sits at 25.8%. He has conceded 1.40 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 58-41-59. During his pro soccer career, Yarbrough has surrendered 222 goals while he has accumulated 524 stops in 159 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (+208)
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