Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 10/24/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+225) San Jose (+100)
Lucas Cavallini and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7-0-12, 8th in the Western Conference) host the San Jose Earthquakes (6-6-7, 7th in the Western Conference) at Providence Park on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Evan Bush for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Earthquakes are priced at +100 while the Whitecaps are at +225. The over/under opens at 3.
Vancouver has controlled possession for 41.9% of games while dribbling successfully 60.5% of the time (8th in Major League Soccer). They have attempted 155 shots at the goal with 54 being on target, which means they have a 34.8% SOT percentage. The Whitecaps as a team have totaled 19 goals for the campaign, which is currently 22nd in the league. They have been on the receiving end of 6,373 passes on 7,373 attempts for the season, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 86.4%.
Lucas Cavallini is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Vancouver. He has totaled 6 assists while accumulating 65 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Cavallini has been given a starting assignment in 152 matches during his career and has 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Canada has totaled 65 goals scored in 13,622 professional minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Cristian Dajome, the forward who is from Colombia. He has assisted on a goal 9 times during his career and he has scored 25 goals. Dajome has earned 10,430 minutes in 117 career starts and has been handed a total of 19 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.22 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy defending the goal for Vancouver will be Evan Bush. Bush (80-47-103 record during his career) has tallied 57 shutouts, which has earned him a 24.8% shutout percentage. The keeper from the United States has had 1,083 shots attempted at him in 230 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.50 (345 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .700. Bush has been on the field for a total of 20,710 minutes and has earned 756 saves during his career.
San Jose has totaled 9,218 pass targets for the year (5th in MLS) with 8,085 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 87.7% while they control possession of the ball 57.3% of the time. The Earthquakes have been able to dribble successfully 56.1% of the time on the campaign while earning 28 goals. They have connected on 37.1% of their SOT out of 259 shots.
Chris Wondolowski should provide a lift for San Jose. The forward from the United States has totaled 28,133 mins while he has scored 163 goals. He has totaled 34 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 37 times. He averages 0.52 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 311 games during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Andres Rios, the forward who was born in Argentina. Rios has been handed a total of 19 yellow cards in 9,111 mins (98 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.27. He has 27 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 5 different times.
JT Marcinkowski will look after the goal for the Earthquakes. Marcinkowski has recorded 13 shutouts while he has seen 241 shots attempted against him in 4,770 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of .710 and his clean sheet rate is 24.5%. He has surrendered 1.38 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 23-14-16. In his pro soccer career, Marcinkowski has allowed 73 goals while tallying 172 stops in 53 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Jose (+100)
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