LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/23/2020
Game: LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: LA (-110) Houston (+275)
Tomas Martinez and the Houston Dynamo (0-2-2, 11th in the Western Conference) play the LA Galaxy (0-1-3, 12th in the Western Conference) at ESPN Sports Complex on Thursday. The goalies who are expected to start are David Bingham for the LA Galaxy and Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo are priced at +275 while the Galaxy are at -110. The total is set at 3.75.
LA has controlled possession of the ball for 47% of the game while dribbling successfully 57% of the time (17th in the league). They have received 1,316 passes from teammates on 1,528 tries on the year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 86.1%. The Galaxy as a team have totaled 3 goals this year, which is 23rd in the league. They have tried 38 shots at their opponents with 9 on target, which is a 23.7% shots on target percentage.
Sebastian Lletget is a player who can be a difference maker for the Galaxy. Lletget has been given a starting assignment in 95 contests in his career while he scores 0.15 G/90. The midfielder who hails from the United States has 14 goals scored (156th among active players) in 8,314 mins. He has totaled 12 assists while earning 7 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Cristian Pavon, the forward who was born in Argentina. Pavon has been on the field for 7,752 minutes during 88 starts and has been handed 6 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 27 times in his career while scoring 25 goals. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 mins in his MLS career (86th among active MLS players).
The guy protecting the net for LA is David Bingham. Bingham has played for 15,842 minutes and is sitting with 538 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.45 (255 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .695. The goalkeeper from the United States has faced 774 shots attempted against him in 175 career starts. Bingham (70-41-66 record in his career) has earned 47 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.9% shutout rate.
The Dynamo have been able to dribble successfully 55.6% of the time for the year while collecting 5 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 84.6% and they have controlled possession of the ball 44.8% of the time. Houston has tallied 1,608 pass targets for the year (16th in MLS) to go along with 1,361 successful received passes. The have hit on 19.6% of their shots on target on 56 total shot attempts.
Tomas Martinez will need to be on top of his game for Houston. The midfielder who is from Argentina has 7,204 professional minutes while he has scored 15 goals (146th among active MLS players). He has accumulated 14 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 13 times. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 92 games so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Boniek Garcia, the midfielder from Honduras. He has earned 13 goals in his MLS career while assisting a teammate on a goal 31 different times. Garcia has been given a total of 32 yellow cards in 15,486 minutes played (171 starts). His G/90 average in his MLS career is 0.08 (210th among active MLS players).
Marko Maric is expected to look after the goal for the Dynamo. In his career, Maric has surrendered 137 goals while tallying 205 stops in 92 starts. He has given up 1.49 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 25-31-36. He holds a save percentage of .681 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 20.7%. Maric has racked up 19 clean sheets while he has defended 301 shots attempted against him in 8,280 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LA (-110)
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