Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 5/14/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+102) San Jose (+282)
Brian White and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2-1-6, 14th in Western Conference) play the San Jose Earthquakes (2-3-5, 11th in Western Conference) at BC Place on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Thomas Hasal for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Whitecaps are priced at +102 while the Earthquakes are at +282. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Vancouver took the field against Austin in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 3-0. The Whitecaps attempted 9 dribbles in this game and converted 5 of those attempts for a percentage of 55.6%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 86.6% received passes percentage by connecting on 266 out of their 307 passing attempts last contest.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Vancouver wrapped this game up at a 40.0% clip by landing 6 SoT out of 15 shots. Vancouver sports an average of 0.78 goals per 90 min (7 goals in total) and have 3 assists in all competitions for the season.
Brian White is a player who can be a difference maker for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. White has been a starter in 81 matchups in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.50 G/90. The forward from the United States has racked up 38 goals scored in 6,874 minutes played. He has 13 assists while accumulating 6 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Cristian Dajome, the forward representing Colombia. He has helped on a goal 15 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 36 total goals. Dajome has totaled 14,034 minutes during 158 career starts and has been handed 24 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.23 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be Thomas Hasal. Hasal has played for 2,172 mins and is sitting with 80 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.91 (46 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of 64.5. The goalie born in Canada has seen 121 shots attempted at him in 24 starts. Hasal (8-4-12 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 5 shutouts, which leaves him with a 20.8% shutout percentage.
In their last game, San Jose walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Colorado. They finished the match by connecting on 434 out of their 486 passing tries for a rate of 89.3%. The Earthquakes ended the game with a 43.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 13 of the 30 dribbles they attempted. San Jose had 4 shots on target out of 13 shots attempted giving them a 30.8% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 16 goals and 10 assists for all their matches, San Jose has an average of 1.60 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Cristian Espinoza should provide a spark for San Jose Earthquakes. The forward from Argentina has been on the field for 11,191 professional minutes while he has scored 18 goals. He has totaled 26 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 36 times. He is averaging 0.14 goals per 90 and has started 133 contests during his soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Jeremy Ebobisse, the forward hailing from the United States. Ebobisse has been handed 5 yellow card warnings in 8,470 mins played (91 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.40. He has tallied 38 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 different times.
JT Marcinkowski will be looking after the goal for San Jose Earthquakes. During his pro soccer career, Marcinkowski has conceded 157 goals while totaling 343 stops in 100 starts. He has surrendered 1.57 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 37-27-36. He holds a save % of 69.5 and his clean sheet rate is 20.0%. Marcinkowski has earned 20 shutouts while defending 486 shots against him in 9,000 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Vancouver (+102)
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