Free MLS Pick Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers
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Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers
Date: Saturday June 25
Time: 07:30 PM
Venue: Providence Park
MLS Moneyline Odds: Colorado Rapids 120 / Draw 240/ Portland Timbers 210 (Bet Now!)
MLS Spread Betting Odds: Colorado -0.5 / Portland 0.5
MLS Betting Total: O/U 2.5
Heading into this matchup, the Colorado Rapids are the betting favorites, with spread set at -0.5 goals. Through 15 matches, they have won by this margin 5 times. As for the Portland Timbers, they enter the match as 0.5 goal underdogs. Through 16 matches, they have covered this margin 10 times.
The Colorado Rapids travel to take on the Portland Timbers, with an above .500 record, at 5-4-6. This mark places them 9th in the Western Conference. Colorado comes into this match off having played to a 1-1 draw against NYCFC. So far, the Colorado Rapids have turned in 3 performances with one goal or less. On defense, Colorado has played 6 games in which they held their opponent to one goal or less.
Through 15 matches, the Colorado Rapids have struggled on offense, averaging just 1.13 goals per 90 minutes. This output places them 21st in the MLS. On defense, Colorado is 10th in the MLS, giving up 1.2 goals per 90 minutes.
On offense, Colorado Rapids is led by the strong play of Diego Rubio and Mark-Anthony Kaye, who have each found the net 7 times. So far, their combined goals account for 58.8% of the team’s overall scoring. This season, Colorado Rapids has turned to William Yarbrough as their primary goalie. In his 15 starts, he has a save percentage of 71.9%, the 11th best in the MLS. This has come with opponents taking 57 shots on target.
Heading into the Portland Timbers’ 17th game of the season, the Timbers are below .500 at 3-7-6. This mark places them 13th in the Western Conference. Portland comes into this match off having played to a 1-1 draw against LA Galaxy. So far, the Portland Timbers have turned in 4 performances with one goal or less. On defense, Portland have played 3 games in which they held their opponent to one goal or less.
So far, the Portland Timbers have been an above-average scoring team, at 1.37 goals per 90 minutes (10th). In terms of scoring defense, Portland will look to tighten things up as they are giving up 1.56 goals per 90 minutes, placing them 19th in the league.
Heading into the match, Bill Tuiloma leads the Timbers with 5 goals through 14 matches. Behind him is Yimmi Chará, who has also found the net 4 times. For the season, goalie Aljaž Ivačič is off to a rough start, as he has a save percentage of just 65.2%, placing him 21st among MLS goalies. This performance has come with opponents taking a total of 73 shots on goal.
Free Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers MLS Final Analysis:
When looking at each team’s scoring opportunites, the Portland Timbers hold the edge in attacking area possessions, ranking 9th in the league. On the other side, Colorado Rapids is just 27th in the same category. Not only has Portland been excellent at generating possessions near the goal, they have also done a good job keeping their opponents out of the attacking zone, ranking 28th in attacking possessions allowed. On the other side, Colorado has also performed well in this department, giving up just 1920 possessions in the attacking zone (4th).
On offense, Portland Timbers has been able to generate shots at a higher rate than Colorado Rapids. So far, Portland Timbers ranks 8th in shots taken compared to Colorado Rapids at 14th For the year, Colorado Rapids has turned 8.0% of their shot into goals. As for Portland Timbers, their current shooting percentage is 10.0%. So far, 32.1% of Colorado Rapids’s shots have been on target. On the other side, Portland Timbers has a season long on target percent of 29.5%. For Colorado Rapids, they have converted on 25.0% of these on-target shots compared to Portland Timbers at 35.0%.
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