San Jose Earthquakes vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Prediction, 10/23/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: PayPal Park in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (+110) Vancouver (+210)
Chris Wondolowski and the San Jose Earthquakes (9-9-12, 10th in Western Conference) play the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (11-10-9, 7th in Western Conference) at PayPal Park on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes and Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The odds on this matchup have the San Jose Earthquakes coming in at +110 and the Whitecaps are at +210. The O/U opens at 2.75.
San Jose played Los Angeles in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 3-1. The Earthquakes tried 16 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 8 of the dribbles for a percentage of 50.0%. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 92.3% received passes rate by completing 409 out of their 443 pass targets last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, San Jose finished at a 43.8% rate by putting 7 shots on target out of 16 shots. San Jose averages 1.20 g/90 (36 goals in total) and have accounted for 25 assists in all matches this year.
Chris Wondolowski is a player who should be able to impact this game for the San Jose Earthquakes. He has accounted for 37 assists while tallying 36 yellow cards in his career. Wondolowski has been in the starting lineup in 322 contests so far in his career while scoring 0.52 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in the United States has 169 goals scored in 29,513 mins played.
Someone else who should impact this game is Javier Eduardo Lopez, the midfielder representing Mexico. Lopez has been on the field for 8,852 mins in 102 career starting assignments and has been handed 12 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 15 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 28 total goals. He averages 0.28 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man protecting the net for San Jose Earthquakes is JT Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski has been on the field for a total of 7,830 minutes and has accumulated 290 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.47 (128 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 70.0. The keeper from the United States has seen 407 shots attempted against him in 87 starts. Marcinkowski (34-23-30 record in his career) has earned 19 clean sheets, which gives him a 21.8% shutout rate.
In their last game, Vancouver took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Kansas City. They finished the match by connecting on 277 of the 349 attempted passes earning a percentage of 79.4%. The Whitecaps earned a 36.4% successful dribble rate by converting 4 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. Vancouver had 3 shots on goal out of 9 shots tried which had them sitting at a 33.3% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 39 goals and 28 assists in all their games, Vancouver has an average of 1.30 goals and 0.93 assists per 90 min.
Cristian Dajome should provide a lift for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The forward representing Colombia has totaled 13,124 mins while scoring 34 goals. He has 24 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. He scores 0.23 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 147 games during his career. Make sure to watch out for Lucas Cavallini, the forward representing Canada. He has accumulated 69 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 7 times. Cavallini has been given 72 yellow cards in 15,114 mins (169 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.41.
Maxime Crepeau will look after the net for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Crepeau has totaled 30 shutouts while seeing 557 shots against him in 10,497 minutes in his career. He holds a save % of 71.5 and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.6%. He has conceded 1.47 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 34-24-58. During his professional soccer career, Crepeau has conceded 172 goals while totaling 396 stops in 117 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Jose (+110)
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