Inter Miami CF vs Orlando City SC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/22/2020
Game: Inter Miami CF vs Orlando City SC
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Location: Inter Miami CF Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+105) Orlando (+210)
Inter Miami CF Stadium is the site where Jhegson Mendez and Orlando City (2-2-1, 5th in the Eastern Conference) will take on Inter Miami (0-0-5, 13th in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Luis Robles for Inter Miami and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City. The odds on this matchup have Inter Miami coming in at +105 and the Lions are at +210. The O/U has been set at 3.5.
Miami has controlled possession of the ball for 44.4% of games while they have success at dribbling 47.7% of the time (26th in MLS). They have tried 55 shots at the opposition with 18 being on target, which is a 32.7% shots on target percentage. Inter Miami as a team have scored 3 goals this season, which has them 23rd in MLS. They have caught 1,507 passes on 1,814 targets on the campaign, which gives them a receiving percentage of 83.1%.
Roman Torres is a player who should impact this matchup for IMCF. Torres has been given a starting assignment in 70 matchups so far in his career while he scores 0.06 goals per 90. The defender who was born in Panama has 4 goals (261st among active MLS players) in 6,185 mins played. He has accounted for 2 assists while accumulating 13 yellow cards so far in his MLS career. Another player who should impact this match is Matias Pellegrini, the forward who hails from Argentina. He has assisted on a goal 2 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 4 goals. Pellegrini has been on the field for 1,367 mins during 15 starts and has been given 7 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.26 G/90 thus far in his career (98th among active players).
The guy defending the goal for Miami is Luis Robles. Robles (126-65-101 mark during his soccer career) has earned 83 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.6% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 1,215 shots tried against him in 290 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.39 (404 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .677. Robles has played for a total of 26,180 mins and has accumulated 823 saves thus far in his career.
The Lions have dribbled successfully 59.1% of the time on the season while accumulating 7 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 85.4% and they maintain possession of the ball 51.2% of the time. Orlando has accumulated 2,269 pass targets for the season (12th in the league) to go along with 1,937 completed passes. The have hit on 41.8% of their SOT on 55 total shots.
Jhegson Mendez should be able to be counted on for Orlando. The midfielder who is from Ecuador has accumulated 8,187 minutes while he has scored 4 goals (253rd among active players). He has earned 24 yellow cards during his career and has assisted on a goal 0 times. He is currently averaging 0.04 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 144 contests thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Antonio Carlos, the defender who represents Brazil. Carlos has earned himself 15 yellow cards in 7,310 mins (80 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his MLS career is 0.04 (278th among active MLS players). He has 3 goals in his MLS career while assisting on a goal 2 different times.
Pedro Gallese will reside in front of the net for the Lions. In his career, Gallese has given up 126 goals while tallying 110 saves in 123 starts. He has given up 1.04 goals per 90 while earning a record of 39-32-50. He is the owner of a save % of .636 and his shutout rate sits at 21.1%. Gallese has totaled 26 clean sheets while he has defended 173 shots against him in 10,911 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami (+105)
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