San Jose Earthquakes vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Prediction, 9/4/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Earthquakes vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Location: PayPal Park in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose (-107) Vancouver (+292)
The Earthquakes (6-9-12) welcome the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (9-7-12) at PayPal Park on Sunday. The Earthquakes open at -107 while the Whitecaps are at +292. The total is set at 2.5. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be JT Marcinkowski for San Jose Earthquakes and Thomas Hasal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
The Earthquakes are 16th for xG with 36.5, and their xGA are 50.2. San Jose has relinquished 55 goals while giving up 2.04 G/90, and their opponents have amassed 150 shots on target against them. Their difference in goals is at -13 by way of 42 goals finished and 55 goals allowed. They have accumulated 2 shut outs, which puts them at a % of 7.4 on the season. The San Jose Earthquakes have compiled 99 saves and have earned a save percentage of 66.0 this year. San Jose has tallied 51 yellow card warnings on the year and 1 red card. This season, this team is averaging 1.00 pts/match (27 pts) and have a ranking of 13th in the league with 29 assists.
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The Whitecaps average 1.2 pts per match while amassing 17 assists and 3 red cards. The Whitecaps have tallied a clean sheet % of 25.0 this year as well as 57 yellow card warnings. Vancouver ranks 26th when talking about goals relinquished with 49, and the squad's goal differential is coming in at -17. the year, the Whitecaps have a save percentage of 60.9 (115 SoT against), and are 19th in soccer with 34 points. This club's goals against/90 min is 1.75 with 69 saves, and they have a total of 7 clean sheets. Vancouver Whitecaps FC has compiled 32 goals and the squad's expected goals so far this year sits at 32.1.
The guy protecting the net for San Jose is JT Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski has seen the pitch a total of 13,995 minutes and has tallied 555 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.72 (268 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .694. The keeper from the United States has faced 800 shots sent his way in 156 starts. Marcinkowski (51-46-59 mark during his soccer career) has earned 25 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 16.0% clean sheet rate.
Thomas Hasal will be looking after the goal for Vancouver. Hasal has racked up 11 shutouts while defending 217 shots attempted against him in 4,020 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save % of .636 and his shutout rate is 24.4%. He has given up 1.90 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 13-7-25. During his professional soccer career, Hasal has surrendered 85 goals and has racked up 138 stops in 45 starting assignments.
Cristian Espinoza is a member of the side you are going to want to keep your eye on for San Jose. The forward hailing from Argentina has totaled 20 goals scored in 12,657 minutes. Espinoza has started 150 matchups during his soccer career and he has earned 0.14 G/90. He has totaled 41 assists while tallying 29 yellow cards during his career.
Vancouver has playmaker in Brian White, who can cause havoc on the pitch. The forward representing the United States has played 7,640 mins while scoring 40 goals. He is averaging 0.47 goals per 90 minutes and has started 89 contests during his soccer career. He has totaled 6 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 13 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Jose (-107)
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