Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-152) San Jose (+350)
BBVA Stadium is the site where Andres Rios and the San Jose Earthquakes (8-6-9 last season, 7th in the Western Conference) will take on the Houston Dynamo (4-9-10 last year, 12th in the Western Conference) on Friday. The expected starting goalies will be Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Earthquakes are priced at +350 while the Dynamo are at -152. The total is set at 3.
Houston faced off with Colorado in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. The Dynamo attempted 17 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 12 of the dribbles for a rate of 70.6%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 86.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 384 of the 444 passing attempts in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Houston ended this match at a 33.3% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 18 total shots. Houston averaged 1.30 goals per 90 min (30 goals in total) and accumulated 20 assists in all matches last season.
Carlos Darwin Quintero is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the Houston Dynamo. Quintero has been a starter in 291 matches so far in his pro soccer career and has 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Colombia has racked up 94 goals scored in 26,028 minutes played. He has accounted for 87 assists while accumulating 55 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Christian Ramirez, the forward born in the United States. Ramirez has earned 14,862 mins in 176 career starts and has been handed a total of 4 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 28 times in his career and he has scored 92 total goals. He scores 0.56 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Houston Dynamo is Marko Maric. Maric (29-38-44 mark in his career) has recorded 22 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 19.8% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Croatia has had 393 shots attempted at him in 111 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (167 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 68.2. Maric has seen the field for a total of 9,990 minutes and has accumulated 270 stops so far in his career.
For their last outing, San Jose went home defeated by a final of 3-3 against Kansas City. The Earthquakes ended the game with a 47.1% successful dribble rate by converting 8 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by completing 582 of the 646 passes they tried for a rate of 90.1%. San Jose had 8 shots on goal out of 17 shots tried earning them a 47.1% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 34 goals and 23 assists in all their matches, San Jose sported an average of 1.48 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 last year.
Andres Rios will need to provide a spark for San Jose Earthquakes. He scores 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 101 games thus far in his career. The forward from Argentina has played 9,346 mins while earning 27 goals. He has collected 21 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times. You should also keep an eye on Chris Wondolowski, the forward hailing from the United States. Wondolowski has been handed a total of 34 yellow cards in 28,488 minutes (315 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.52. He has collected 166 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 37 times.
JT Marcinkowski will be residing in front of the goal for San Jose Earthquakes. So far in his career, Marcinkowski has conceded 81 goals and has tallied 179 saves in 57 starts. He has conceded 1.42 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 25-14-18. He holds a save % of 69.4 and his shutout rate is currently at 24.6%. Marcinkowski has racked up 14 clean sheets while seeing 255 shots tried against him in 5,130 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-152)
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