San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 10/28/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Earthquakes Stadium in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (-105) Salt Lake (+260)
Earthquakes Stadium is the venue where Corey Baird and Real Salt Lake (5-7-7, 9th in the Western Conference) will take on the San Jose Earthquakes (6-6-8, 8th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday. The starting goaltenders will be JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes and Andrew Putna for Real Salt Lake. The line on this matchup has the San Jose Earthquakes priced at -105 and RSL is at +260. The total opens at 2.75.
San Jose has controlled possession of the ball for 57.5% of matches while they successfully dribble 55% of the time (23rd in the league). They have tried 269 shots with 98 being on target, which comes out to a 36.4% shots on target percentage. The Earthquakes as a team have scored 29 goals for the year, which ranks 10th in MLS. They have received 8,665 passes on 9,844 attempts this year, which makes their receiving percentage 88.0%.
Chris Wondolowski is a player who should impact this matchup for San Jose. Wondolowski has started 312 matches in his pro soccer career and scores 0.52 G/90. The forward who hails from the United States has totaled 163 goals scored in 28,223 minutes. He has accounted for 37 assists while tallying 34 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Andres Rios, the forward who was born in Argentina. Rios has been on the field for 9,201 mins in 99 career starting assignments and has been given 19 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 27 total goals. He sports an average of 0.26 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for San Jose will be JT Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski has defended the goal for 4,860 mins and has tallied 174 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.39 (75 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .706. The keeper from the United States has faced 245 shots tried against him in 54 career starts. Marcinkowski (23-14-17 mark in his career) has recorded 13 clean sheets, which has earned him a 24.1% clean sheet percentage.
RSL have been able to dribble successfully 66.4% of the time this season while earning 22 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.0% while they control possession of the ball 51.4% of the time. Salt Lake has tallied 8,323 pass targets on the year (17th in MLS) to go along with 7,242 successful received passes. They have connected on 27.7% of their shots on target on 249 shots.
Corey Baird should provide a lift for Salt Lake. He averages 0.27 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 59 contests thus far in his career. The forward who represents the United States has played 5,349 mins and he has scored 16 goals. He has 15 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times. You should also keep an eye on Damir Kreilach, the forward who hails from Croatia. Kreilach has been handed 60 yellow card warnings in 28,480 professional minutes played (322 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.25. He has totaled 78 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 26 different times.
Andrew Putna will look after the net for RSL. In his pro soccer career, Putna has conceded 54 goals while tallying 103 saves in 39 starts. He has surrendered 1.37 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 19-10-10. He holds a save % of .658 and his clean sheet rate sits at 33.3%. Putna has accumulated 13 clean sheets while defending 155 shots tried against him in 3,555 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+260)
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