Colorado Rapids vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 7/17/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-138) San Jose (+320)
Chris Wondolowski and the San Jose Earthquakes (3-2-7, 11th in Western Conference) go to Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Colorado Rapids (6-2-3, 4th in Western Conference). The starting goalkeepers will be William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Rapids are priced at -138 while the Earthquakes are at +320. The total opens at 2.5.
Colorado stepped onto the pitch against Minnesota in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 2-0. In the passing game, they had a 86.7% rate by completing 409 of the 472 passing attempts in their last game. The Rapids attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and converted 15 of those tries for a percentage of 83.3%. Concerning shot accuracy, Colorado wrapped this game up at a 38.5% rate by putting 5 shots on target out of 13 shots. Colorado has an average of 1.55 goals per 90 min (17 total goals) and have 12 assists in all games for the year.
Michael Barrios is a player who can be a difference maker for the Colorado Rapids. He has accounted for 40 assists while accumulating 23 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Barrios has been a starter in 169 matches during his career and accounts for 0.21 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Colombia has earned 34 goals scored in 14,694 mins played. Someone else who should impact this game is Diego Rubio, the forward representing Chile. Rubio has totaled 9,333 mins during 101 starting assignments and has been given a total of 36 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times during his soccer career and he has scored 44 goals. He sports an average of 0.42 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Colorado Rapids is William Yarbrough. Yarbrough has defended the goal for a total of 15,345 minutes and is sitting with 564 saves in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.38 (235 goals surrendered) and his save % is 73.2. The goalkeeper born in Mexico has had 790 shots tried at him in 171 starting assignments. Yarbrough (65-43-62 record in his career) has accounted for 46 shutouts, which gives him a 26.9% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, San Jose were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Minnesota. They wrapped up this outing by completing 248 out of their 313 passing attempts for a percentage of 79.2%. The Earthquakes finished with a 35.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. San Jose connected on 3 shots on goal out of their 9 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% rate in their last game. With a total of 14 goals and 11 assists in all their contests, San Jose averages 1.17 goals and 0.92 assists per 90.
Chris Wondolowski will need to be on top of his game for San Jose Earthquakes. He sports an average of 0.52 G/90 and has started 318 games during his soccer career. The forward from the United States has accumulated 28,965 mins and has scored 168 goals. He has 36 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 37 times. Make sure to watch out for Cristian Espinoza, the forward representing Argentina. He has accounted for 12 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 30 times. Espinoza has been given a total of 20 yellow cards in 9,130 mins (107 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.12.
JT Marcinkowski will be looking after the net for San Jose Earthquakes. Marcinkowski has accumulated 15 clean sheets while defending 315 shots tried against him in 6,210 mins in his career. He has earned a save percentage of 68.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 21.7%. He has given up 1.49 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 28-16-25. In his pro soccer career, Marcinkowski has allowed 103 goals and has earned 220 saves in 69 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Jose (+320)
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