Colorado Rapids vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 8/20/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-140) Houston (+360)
The Rapids (8-7-10) will compete against the Houston Dynamo (7-4-14) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday. The Rapids open at -140 while the Dynamo are at +360. The over/under has been set at 2.75. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be William Yarbrough for Colorado Rapids and Steve Clark for Houston Dynamo.
The Colorado Rapids have compiled 67 saves and they hold a save rate of 67.3 so far this year. The team's goal differential is currently at -3 as a result of 36 goals notched and 39 goals relinquished. So far this year, this team has put together an average of 1.24 points per contest (31 points) and they also rank 21st in MLS with 22 assists. The Rapids rank 5th in xG with 40.9, and their expected goals against sit at 33.3. Colorado has earned 71 yellow cards the season and also 3 red cards. Colorado has allowed 39 goals while allowing 1.56 goals per 90 minutes, and opposing clubs have amassed 101 shots on target against them. They have accumulated 7 clean sheets, giving them a percentage of 28.0 this season.
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The Houston Dynamo have amassed 31 goals and their goals expected this year is sitting at 31.4. Their goals against per 90 is 1.68 in addition to 80 saves, and they have compiled 5 shutouts. On the season, Houston has a save % of 66.9 (118 SoT against), and are 25th in the league with 25 pts. Houston ranks 24th when it comes to goals conceded with 42, and the goal difference is coming in at -11. Houston has earned a shut out percentage of 20.0 over the course of the season as well as 75 yellow card cautions. The Dynamo are averaging 1.0 pts per contest while tallying 21 assists and 3 red cards.
The man protecting the net for Colorado will be William Yarbrough. Yarbrough (96-70-91 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 75 clean sheets, which has earned him a 29.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalie born in the United States has had 1,121 shots sent in his direction in 258 starts. His GA/90 is 1.32 (339 goals given up) and his save percentage is .713. Yarbrough has played a total of 23,037 mins and has tallied 799 stops during his career.
Steve Clark will be residing in front of the net for Houston. He has conceded 1.43 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 115-83-122. Clark has tallied 76 clean sheets and has defended 1,552 shots against him in 28,752 mins throughout his career. So far in his career, Clark has conceded 456 goals and has tallied 1,110 saves in 321 starts. He holds a save percentage of .715 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.7%.
Diego Rubio is one member of the side who can create chances for Colorado. The forward born in Chile has 58 goals scored in 11,942 mins. Rubio has had a starting assignment in 130 games in his career while scoring 0.44 G/90. He has 28 assists while accumulating 48 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career.
Houston features Darwin Quintero, who can change the course of a fixture. The midfielder representing Colombia has been on the pitch for 28,507 mins and has scored 104 goals. He sports an average of 0.33 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 317 matches so far in his career. He has earned 61 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 91 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (-140)
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