New York City FC vs D.C. United Prediction, 3/18/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs D.C. United
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
TV: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-163) DC (+430)
The United (1-1-1) are en route to Yankee Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat NYCFC (1-1-1). NYCFC opens at -163 and the Black-and-Red are at +430. The over/under is set at 2.75. The goalies protecting the net are Luis Barraza for New York City and Tyler Miller for DC.
The Pigeons sit at 16th in relation to goals expected having 2.1, and the team's xGA sit at 2.1. NYCFC has allowed 3 goals while giving up 1.00 goals per 90 minutes, and their opponents have a total of 8 SoT on them. Their differential on goals is -1 with the help of 2 goals scored and 3 goals relinquished. They have recorded 1 clean sheet, which puts them at a percentage of 33.3% so far this season. New York City FC has a total of 5 saves and also are the owners of a SV percentage of 62.5 on the campaign. New York City has accumulated 10 yellow card warnings so far this year. On the season, the team sports an average of 1.33 pts per match (4 points) and are ranked 28th in the league with 0 assists.
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D.C. United has earned 4 goals and the team's expected goals this year sits at 1.9. The club's goals against per 90 minutes is at 1.67 in addition to 7 saves. the year, the United have a save percentage of 66.7 (12 SoTA), and also have a ranking of 14th in the league with 4 points. D.C. is ranked 17th in regard to goals surrendered with 5, and their goal difference is coming in at -1. The United have accumulated 6 yellow card cautions. The United have an average of 1.33 points per fixture while compiling 4 assists.
The man who is expected to protect the net for New York City is Luis Barraza. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.24 (257 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .712. Barraza (92-50-66 record in his career) has totaled 66 shutouts, which gives him a 31.7% shutout rate. Barraza has played a total of 18,683 minutes and has accumulated 636 stops in his career. The keeper hailing from the United States has had 893 shots sent in his direction in 208 starting assignments.
Tyler Miller is expected to look after the goal for DC. He has given up 1.30 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 63-59-70. Miller has accumulated 52 shutouts while defending 815 shots against him in 17,348 career mins. Thus far in his career, Miller has allowed 251 goals and has earned 563 saves in 192 starts. He holds a save % of .691 and his clean sheet rate is 27.1%.
Gabriel Pereira is one member of the squad to keep an eye out for New York City. The forward born in Brazil has earned 11 goals in 3,156 professional minutes. Pereira has been given a starting assignment in 34 matchups so far in his career while scoring 0.32 G/90. He has 4 assists while tallying 4 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career.
DC has an attacker in Christian Benteke, who gets under the skin of opposing sides. He averages 0.42 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 300 contests during his career. The forward representing Belgium has been on the field for 27,772 mins while scoring 131 goals. He has collected 18 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 36 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take DC (+430)
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