Free MLS Pick LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers
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Weekly MLS Handicapping
LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers
Date: Saturday, May 22nd
Time: 3:30 PM ET
Venue: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
MLS Moneyline Odds: LA +315 | Portland -111
MLS Spread Betting Odds: LA +0 3/4 (-123) | Portland -0 3/4 (+100)
MLS Betting Total: O/U 3.5
Portland pulled a nice away win at San Jose last week and returned to positive results after quite a while. They will now return home for their next assignment, where they will play host to the LA Galaxy on Saturday.
The LA Galaxy are coming off another win in which they also kept their first clean sheet of the season.
The LA Galaxy are having a really great season so far, mainly due to the resurrection of key man Chicharito. They are coming off a 2-0 home win over Austin, in which Chicharito missed an early penalty kick but did score the Galaxy’s second goal. He now has 7 goals after 5 matches and is leading the MLS.
The Galaxy have won 4 of their 5 matches so far, losing only to the Sounders. 4 of their 5 matches had Over 2.5 Goals and the Galaxy scored 2 or more goals in all 4 wins. They already look greatly improved compared to last season, where they didn’t even make the playoffs.
They had a really bad away record last season (2 wins, 6 losses, 2 draws), scoring just 11 and conceding 23 goals in the process. They kept just 2 clean sheets on the road and conceded 2+ goals in 7 of their 10 matches.
Portland are currently sitting at the 9th spot of the Western Conference with 6 points, scoring 6 goals and conceding 8 so far. In their last match they scored a goal in each half to beat the San Jose Earthquakes by 2-0 on the road.
That was their first win after a four-match win-less streak in all competitions, and it was their 2nd MLS win in the season (2 wins, 3 losses). Moreover, it was their 2nd clean sheet in 9 matches in all competitions this season.
Portland had a mediocre home record last season (6 wins, 4 losses, 2 draws), scoring 21 and conceding 18 goals. They were actually better on the road (5 wins, 2 losses, 4 draws), where they scored 25 goals and conceding 17 in the process.
Free LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers MLS Prediction: Over
The two teams met on 4 occasions last season, with Portland winning three of those matches. All 4 matches had goals from both sides and Over 2.5 Goals, while 3 of those had Over 4.5 Goals.
Portland have also been great as hosts against the Galaxy in recent years, losing just 1 of the last 7 matches in this venue (5-1-1). The last 4 matches between the two sides in this venue produced Over 3.5 Goals.
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This is a match-up that traditionally produces a lot of goals, so the Over 3.25 Goals is definitely the way to go here. That play is also backed by how the two teams are doing this season, with the Galaxy’s matches featuring an average of 3.6 goals per match, and Portland’s matches averaging 2.8 goals per match.
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