LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/29/2020
Game: LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: LA (+220) San Jose (+120)
Jonathan dos Santos and the San Jose Earthquakes (2-2-1, 7th in the Western Conference) travel to Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday where they'll take on the LA Galaxy (1-2-3, 12th in the Western Conference). The men protecting the net will be David Bingham for the LA Galaxy and Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Earthquakes are priced at +120 while the Galaxy are at +220. The total opens at 2.5.
LA controls possession for 48.8% of contests while dribbling successfully 55.3% of the time (20th in the league). They have attempted 60 shots at the opposition with 20 being on target, which is a 33.3% SOT percentage. The Galaxy have tallied 6 goals on the campaign, which is currently 21st in MLS. They have received 2,037 passes on 2,380 attempts for the year, giving them a receiving percentage of 85.6%.
Jonathan dos Santos is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Galaxy. He has 25 assists while accumulating 41 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Santos has started 183 contests in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.08 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Mexico has earned 14 goals (154th among active MLS players) in 16,439 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Cristian Pavon, the forward who represents Argentina. Pavon has accumulated 7,932 mins during 90 career starting assignments and has been handed 6 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 27 times during his MLS career while he has scored 26 total goals. He averages 0.30 goals per 90 minutes during his career (84th among active players).
The man protecting the net for LA is David Bingham. Bingham (71-42-66 record during his career) has earned 48 clean sheets, which has earned him a 27.1% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from the United States has faced 781 shots attempted against him in 177 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.44 (256 total goals given up) and his save % is .697. Bingham has defended the goal for 16,022 mins and has earned 544 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
San Jose has tallied 2,683 pass targets on the season (18th in the league) with 2,357 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 87.8% while controlling possession of the ball 63.6% of the time. The Earthquakes have been able to dribble successfully 65% of the time for the campaign while totaling 10 goals. They have connected on 35.6% of their shots on target on 87 shots.
Andres Rios should be able to be counted on for San Jose. The forward who is from Argentina has been on the pitch for 8,092 minutes while scoring 24 goals (98th among active players). He has tallied 16 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 4 times. He currently averages 0.27 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 18 matches in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Chris Wondolowski, the midfielder who is from the United States. He has scored 161 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 36 times. Wondolowski has been given a total of 34 yellow card cautions in 27,317 minutes played (302 starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.53 (16th among active players).
Daniel Vega will be looking after the goal for the Earthquakes. So far in his MLS career, Vega has given up 144 goals while he has tallied 342 saves in 113 starts. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 50-25-38. He holds a save % of .715 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.7%. Vega has accumulated 37 shutouts while seeing 478 shots against him in 10,169 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Jose (+120)
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