Free MLS Pick LA Galaxy vs. Minnesota Utd
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LA Galaxy vs. Minnesota Utd
Date: Wednesday May 18
Time: 07:00 PM
Venue: Allianz Field
MLS Moneyline Odds: LA Galaxy 175 / Draw 250/ Minnesota Utd 140 (Bet Now!)
MLS Spread Betting Odds: Los Angeles -0.5 / Minnesota 0.5
MLS Betting Total: O/U 2.5
Heading into this matchup, the LA Galaxy are the betting favorites, with the spread set at -0.5 goals. Through 11 matches, they have won by at this margin 6 times. As for Minnesota United, they enter the match as 0.5-goal underdogs. Through 11 matches, they have covered this margin 6 times.
The LA Galaxy travel to take on Minnesota United, with an above .500 record, at 6-1-4. This mark places them 4th in the Western Conference. In their last match, Los Angeles fell to FC Dallas by a score of 3-1. So far, the LA Galaxy has turned in 3 performances with one goal or less. While on defense, Los Angeles’s defense has given up at least two goals 3 times this year.
Through 11 matches, the LA Galaxy have struggled on offense, averaging just 1.0 goals per 90 minutes. This output places them 21st in the MLS. Defensively, Los Angeles is off to a good start, ranking 5th in scoring defense. So far, the team is giving up an average of just 0.91 goals per 90 minutes.
Heading into the match, Javier Hernández leads the Galaxy with 5 goals through 11 matches. Behind him is Douglas Costa, who has also found the net 2 times. To start the season, goalie Jonathan Bond is turning away goals at a rate near the league average. This has come with the LA Galaxy’s opponents have generated a total of 32 shots on target. Bond is saving these attempts at a rate of 71.9%.
The Minnesota United will host the LA Galaxy, with an above .500 record, at 4-2-5. This mark places them 10th in the Western Conference. In their last match, Minnesota lost to Seattle by a score of 3-1. So far, Minnesota United has turned in 3 performances with one goal or less. While on defense, Minnesota’s defense has given up at least two goals 2 times this year.
So far, Minnesota United is the 19th-rated scoring team, averaging 1.09 goals per 90 minutes of action. On defense, Minnesota is 8th in the MLS, giving up 1.0 goals per 90 minutes.
Heading into the match, Robin Lod leads Minnesota with 4 goals through 10 matches. Behind him is Emanuel Reynoso, who has also found the net 2 times. In terms of goalie play, Minnesota Utd has gotten good performances from Dayne St. Clair. On the season, opposing teams have accumulated 56 shots on target, in which Clair has turned home at a rate of 81.3%. This percentage is good for 2nd in the MLS.
Free LA Galaxy vs. Minnesota Utd MLS Final Analysis:
Coming into this matchup, both Los Angeles and Minnesota have done an excellent job at generating possessions in the attacking area of the field. So far, the LA Galaxy are 1st in attacking area touches, while the Minnesota United ranks 10th. Even though both squads come into this matchup generating attacking possessions at an above average rate, the LA Galaxy has the advantage on defense, ranking 9th in attacking possessions allowed. On the other side, Minnesota’s opponents have complied 1968 attacking possessions, placing them 22nd in the MLS.
In this matchup, I recommend taking the under. So far, both teams are near the top of the league in several different defensive stats. In addition, both Minnesota and LA have struggled on offense, ranking below the league average in goals scored.
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