Free MLS Pick Seattle vs. Colorado Rapids
Looking for Seattle vs. Colorado Rapids free picks? MLS betting sees Seattle Sounders FC taking on Colorado Rapids Sunday, May 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLS soccer matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLS predictions.
Seattle vs. Colorado Rapids
Date: Sunday May 22
Time: 06:00 PM
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
MLS Moneyline Odds: Seattle -125 / Draw 275/ Colorado Rapids 335 (Bet Now!)
MLS Spread Betting Odds: Seattle -0.5 / Colorado 0.5
MLS Betting Total: O/U 2.5
Heading into this matchup, the Seattle Sounders FC are the betting favorites, with the spread set at -0.5 goals. Through 10 matches, they have won by this margin 4 times. As for the Colorado Rapids, they enter the match as 0.5-goal underdogs. Through 12 matches, they have covered this margin 7 times.
The Seattle Sounders FC travel to take on the Colorado Rapids, with an above .500 record, at 4-1-5. This mark places them 11th in the Western Conference. Seattle will be looking to add another win to their resume, as they are coming off a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo. So far, the Seattle Sounders FC have turned in 4 performances with one goal or less. On defense, they picked up their 1st shutout of the year.
Through 10 matches, the Seattle Sounders FC have struggled on offense, averaging just 1.2 goals per 90 minutes. This output places them 15th in the MLS. On defense, Seattle is 11th in the MLS, giving up 1.4 goals per 90 minutes.
Heading into the match, Cristian Roldan leads the Sounders with 2 goals through 10 matches. Behind him is Jordan Morris, who has also found the net 2 times. To start the year, Seattle has turned to Stefan Frei as their primary goalie. In his 7 starts, he has a save percentage of 72.4%, 9th best in the MLS. This has come with opponents taking 46 shots on target.
The Colorado Rapids will host the Seattle Sounders FC, with an above .500 record, at 4-3-5. This mark places them 7th in the Western Conference. In their last match, Colorado lost to the Sporting KC by a score of 2-1. So far, the Colorado Rapids have turned in 3 performances with one goal or less. While on defense, Colorado’s defense has given up at least two goals 4 times this year.
So far, the Colorado Rapids are the 16th-rated scoring team, averaging 1.17 goals per 90 minutes of action. On defense, Colorado is 12th in the MLS, giving up 1.17 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 6 times. So far, their combined goals account for 64.28571428571429% of the team’s overall scoring. To start the year, Colorado Rapids has turned to William Yarbrough as their primary goalie. In his 12 starts, he has a save percentage of 73.9%, 10th best in the MLS. This has come with opponents taking 46 shots on target.
Free Seattle vs. Colorado Rapids MLS Final Analysis:
So far, both the Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders FC are generating scoring opportunites at a below-average rate. On the season, Colorado ranks 23rd in attacking area possessions, with Seattle sitting 28th. Although both squads are generating attacking zone possessions at a below-average rate, the Colorado Rapids has been able to counter this with strong defensive play, giving up the 8th fewest attacking possessions, compared to Seattle, which ranks 14th among MLS units.
On offense, Colorado Rapids has been able to generate shots at a higher rate than Seattle. So far, Colorado Rapids ranks 12th in shots taken compared to Seattle at 27th. For the year, Seattle has turned 8.0% of their shot into goals. As for Colorado Rapids, their current shooting percentage is 8.0%. So far, 37.3% of Seattle’s shots have been on target. On the other side, Colorado Rapids has a season long on target percent of 33.8%. For Seattle, they have converted on 22.0% of these on-target shots compared to Colorado Rapids at 24.0%.
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