Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 6/10/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Location: Shell Energy Stadium in Houston, TX
TV: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+183) Los Angeles (+141)
The LA Football Club (7-4-1) are on their way to Shell Energy Stadium on Saturday where they will meet the Dynamo (5-3-7). The Dynamo open at +183 while LAFC is at +141. The total comes in at 2.5. The starting goalies will be Steve Clark for Houston and John McCarthy for Los Angeles.
Houston has conceded 21 goals while giving up 1.40 goals per 90 minutes, and opposing clubs have accumulated 64 SoT on them. They have recorded 5 clean sheets, which gives them a % of 33.3% this year. Houston has 35 yellow cards the season and 4 red cards. The Dynamo are 24th when it comes to xG with 16.9, and the xGA sit at 23.5. On the campaign, this club is sitting with an average of 1.20 pts per match (18 points) and they also are 26th in soccer with 9 assists. The team's goal differential is -6 because of 15 goals accumulated as well as 21 goals relinquished. The Houston Dynamo have earned 43 SVs and have earned a save percentage of 73.4 this season.
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Los Angeles FC has accumulated 23 goals and this team's goals expected this year sits at 20.6. This club's goals against/90 minutes is currently at 0.83 in addition to 33 saves, and they have a total of 5 shut outs. This season, LAFC has a save % of 79.1 (43 shots on target against), and they also rank 7th in the league with 25 points. Los Angeles ranks 2nd in goals allowed with 10, and the difference in goals is 13. LAFC has tallied a clean sheet percentage of 41.7% so far this year as well as 24 yellow card warnings. The LA Football Club average 2.08 points per match while compiling 11 assists.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Houston will be Steve Clark. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.64 (99 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .660. Clark (19-14-27 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 15 shutouts, which leaves him with a 25.0% shutout percentage. Clark has seen the field a total of 5,438 minutes and has earned 186 stops in his career. The goalie hailing from the United States has faced 282 shots attempted against him in 60 career starting assignments.
John McCarthy will look after the net for Los Angeles. During his professional soccer career, McCarthy has surrendered 166 goals and has tallied 330 saves in 104 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.59 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 39-18-47. He has earned a save % of .665 and his shutout rate is currently at 20.2%. McCarthy has recorded 21 clean sheets while he has seen 496 shots against him in 9,370 minutes throughout his career.
Adalberto Carrasquilla is one guy who can make a noticable difference for Houston. He has totaled 5 assists while earning 24 yellow cards during his career. The midfielder born in Panama has earned 5 goals in 6,003 mins. Carrasquilla has started 68 matches in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.07 goals per 90 minutes.
Los Angeles features Carlos Vela, who is a thorn in the side of defenses. He scores 0.45 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 350 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward from Mexico has been on the pitch for 31,266 mins while scoring 155 goals. He has tallied 52 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 81 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+183)
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