Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 8/5/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Friday, August 5, 2022
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+135) Houston (+215)
BC Place is the site where the Dynamo (7-4-12) will play the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7-6-10) on Friday. The Whitecaps open at +135 while the Dynamo are at +215. The Whitecaps open at +135 while the Dynamo are at +215. The starting goalkeepers will be Cody Cropper for Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Steve Clark for Houston Dynamo.
The Whitecaps rank 23rd in regard to goals expected having 27.4, and the squad's expected goals against sit at 33.4. The Whitecaps have conceded 38 goals while conceding 1.65 G/90, and the opposition have accumulated 94 SoT against them. The team's goal differential is -13 with the help of 25 goals put in the net and 38 goals relinquished. They have amassed 7 shut outs, giving them a percentage of 30.4 over the course of the season. Vancouver Whitecaps FC has a total of 59 saves and they also hold a save percentage of 62.8 so far this season. Vancouver is sitting with 48 yellow cards on the campaign and 1 red card. Over the course of the season, this squad comes in with an average of 1.17 pts per match (27 points) and also are 27th in the league with 12 assists.
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The Houston Dynamo have recorded 28 goals and their goals expected on the year is currently at 29.4. This club's goals against per 90 minutes is currently at 1.61 with 74 saves, and they are sitting with 5 clean sheets. This season, Houston has a save rate of 67.6 (108 shots on target against), and also are 23rd in soccer with 25 points. Houston sits at 22nd in goals allowed with 37, and the difference in goals is -9. Houston has accumulated a shut out % of 21.7 over the course of the season and also 72 yellow card warnings. The Dynamo are sitting with an average of 1.1 pts per match while accumulating 18 assists and 3 red cards.
The man who will protect the net for Vancouver is Cody Cropper. Cropper has seen the pitch for 8,804 mins and has accumulated 269 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.73 (169 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .631. The goalie born in the United States has had 426 shots attempted at him in 99 career starting assignments. Cropper (40-20-39 record in his career) has accounted for 30 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.3% clean sheet rate.
Steve Clark will be residing in front of the net for Houston. He has allowed 1.42 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 115-83-120. Clark has racked up 76 clean sheets while he has seen 1,542 shots against him in 28,572 career mins. So far in his career, Clark has conceded 451 goals and has 1,104 saves in 319 starts. He is the owner of a save percentage of .716 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.8%.
Brian White is one member of the team who can make a noticable difference for Vancouver. The forward born in the United States has totaled 40 goals scored in 7,545 professional minutes played. White has had a starting assignment in 88 games so far in his career and has 0.48 goals per 90 mins. He has accounted for 13 assists while tallying 6 yellow card cautions thus far in his career.
Houston is being led by Darwin Quintero, who the defense is sure to gameplan in this matchup. The midfielder from Colombia has totaled 28,353 minutes while scoring 104 goals. He is averaging 0.33 G/90 and has been a starter in 315 matches during his soccer career. He has accumulated 61 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 91 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Vancouver (+135)
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