Inter Miami CF vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 10/24/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Inter Miami CF vs Orlando City SC
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Inter Miami CF Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-116) Orlando (+260)
Lewis Morgan and Inter Miami (5-3-11, 12th in the Eastern Conference) play Orlando City (8-8-2, 4th in the Eastern Conference) at Inter Miami CF Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be John McCarthy for Inter Miami and Brian Rowe for Orlando City. The Lions are priced at +260 while Inter Miami is at -116. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Inter Miami as a team have scored 19 goals for the season, which ranks them 21st in the league. They have launched 239 shots with 74 of them being on target, which calculates to a 31.0% shots on target percentage. Miami has controlled possession of the ball for 48.1% of games while they successfully dribble 55.1% of the time (24th in MLS). They have caught 6,642 passes from teammates on 7,721 attempts this year, making their receiving percentage 86.0%.
Lewis Morgan is a player who should be able to impact this game for Miami. Morgan has been in the starting lineup in 101 games in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Scotland has totaled 27 goals in 9,436 minutes played. He has 21 assists while earning 4 yellow card warnings in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Julian Carranza, the forward who hails from Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 1 time during his career while scoring 12 goals. Carranza has been on the pitch for 3,027 mins in 29 starts and has been given 13 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.36 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Miami will be John McCarthy. McCarthy has seen the field for 8,820 minutes and has 287 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.09 (107 goals conceded) and his save % is .742. The goalkeeper from the United States has faced 388 shots tried against him in 98 career starting assignments. McCarthy (40-32-26 record in his MLS career) has tallied 35 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 35.7% shutout rate.
Orlando has 8,068 pass targets this season (13th in the league) and they have 7,058 completed passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.5% while they control possession of the ball 50.4% of the time. The Lions have successfully dribbled 57.3% of the time so far this season while totaling 29 goals. They have connected on 36.5% of their SOT on 203 shots.
Nani should be able to be counted on for Orlando. He averages 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 283 games so far in his professional soccer career. The forward who was born in Cape Verde has been on the pitch for 25,320 professional minutes while he has scored 81 goals. He has totaled 51 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 84 times. Be sure to watch out for Chris Mueller, the forward who is from the United States. Mueller has earned himself 3 yellow card warnings in 4,603 mins played (52 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.31. He has collected 16 goals during his MLS career while helping a teammate on a goal 12 times.
Brian Rowe is expected to look after the net for the Lions. So far in his career, Rowe has allowed 153 goals while tallying 309 saves in 110 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.37 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 38-38-35. He holds a save % of .681 and his shutout rate sits at 24.5%. Rowe has recorded 27 shutouts while seeing 457 shots tried against him in 10,026 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami (-116)
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