Sporting KC vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 9/17/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sporting KC vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-102) Minnesota (+250)
The United (13-6-12) are on their way to Children's Mercy Park on Saturday where they will try to beat Sporting KC (9-7-15). The Loons are priced at +250 while Sporting Kansas City is at -102. The total has been set at 2.5. The goaltenders who are expected to start are John Pulskamp for Sporting KC and Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United FC.
Sporting KC has recorded 77 SVs and also have earned a save % of 61.8 over the course of the season. Their difference in goals is at -15 as a result of 36 goals notched as well as 51 goals allowed. So far this year, this squad sports an average of 1.10 points per contest (34 pts) and they also sit at 28th in the league with 16 assists. The Wizards are ranked 28th in relation to xG with 33.1, and the expected goals against are coming in at 44.0. Kansas City has a total of 60 yellow card warnings so far this season and 6 red cards. KC has conceded 51 goals while conceding 1.65 goals per 90 min, and the opposition have a total of 123 shots on target on them. They have 7 clean sheets, which gives them a percentage of 22.6 on the campaign.
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On the year, the United have a save % of 70.9 (141 SoT against), and are ranked 9th in the league with 45 pts. The United hold an average of 1.5 points per match while accounting for 29 assists and 2 red cards. Minnesota United FC has earned 45 goals and this team's goals expected the season is currently at 41.8. The United have accounted a clean sheet % of 12.9 on the season in addition to 74 yellow cards. The team's goals against/90 minutes is currently at 1.45 with 100 saves, and they have amassed 4 shutouts. Minnesota is ranked 14th in regard to goals surrendered with 45, and their goal difference is sitting at 0.
The man protecting the net for Kansas City will be John Pulskamp. His GA/90 is 1.88 (89 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .661. Pulskamp (12-12-23 record during his career) has recorded 8 shutouts, which leaves him with a 17.0% clean sheet percentage. Pulskamp has seen the pitch for 4,268 minutes and has accumulated 158 saves during his pro soccer career. The goalie from the United States has had 239 shots tried against him in 47 starts.
Dayne St. Clair is expected to look after the net for Minnesota. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 40-15-34. St. Clair has recorded 21 clean sheets while seeing 399 shots against him in 7,965 mins throughout his career. So far in his career, St. Clair has allowed 114 goals and has earned 292 stops in 89 starting assignments. He has a save percentage of .732 and his shutout rate is currently at 23.6%.
Remi Walter is one member of the squad who can create chances for Kansas City. The midfielder who is from France has tallied 9 goals scored in 13,980 professional minutes. Walter has started 155 matchups in his career and he accounts for 0.06 goals per 90 mins. He has accounted for 8 assists while accumulating 10 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Minnesota features a difference maker in Robin Lod, who can change the course of a fixture. The forward representing Finland has been on the pitch for 18,192 mins while he has scored 51 goals. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 207 contests during his pro soccer career. He has totaled 23 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 30 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (-102)
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