Free MLS Pick Sporting KC vs. San Jose
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Sporting KC vs. San Jose
Date: Sunday May 22
Time: 04:30 PM
Venue: Avaya Stadium
MLS Moneyline Odds: Sporting KC 110 / Draw 245/ San Jose 230 (Bet Now!)
MLS Spread Betting Odds: Kansas City -0.5 / San Jose 0.5
MLS Betting Total: O/U 2.5
Heading into this matchup, the Sporting KC are the betting favorites, with the spread set at -0.5 goals. Through 13 matches, they have won by at this margin 3 times. As for the San Jose Earthquakes, they enter the match as 0.5-goal underdogs. Through 12 matches, they have covered this margin 7 times.
As the Sporting KC travel to take on the San Jose Earthquakes, they hope to move above .500, as through 13 matches, they have a record of 3-3-7. This mark places them 13th in the Western Conference. Kansas City will be looking to add another win to their resume, as they are coming off a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids. For the season, the Sporting KC has finished 3 matches, having scored at least two goals. On defense, Kansas City has played 4 games in which they held their opponent to one goal or less.
Through 13 matches, the Sporting KC has struggled on offense, averaging just 0.85 goals per 90 minutes. This output places them 27th in the MLS. In terms of scoring defense, Kansas City will look to tighten things up as they are giving up 1.85 goals per 90 minutes, placing them 25th in the league.
Heading into the match, Dániel Sallói leads Kansas City with 4 goals through 11 matches. Behind him is Johnny Russell, who has also found the net 3 times. Early in the season, goalie Tim Melia is off to a rough start, as he has a save percentage of just 52.1%, placing him 28th among MLS goalies. This performance has come with opponents taking a total of 48 shots on goal.
Heading into the San Jose Earthquakes’ 13th game of the season, the Earthquakes are below .500 at 3-4-5. This mark places them 12th in the Western Conference. San Jose comes into the game following a 3-2 win over Portland Timbers. For the season, the San Jose Earthquakes have finished 7 matches, having scored at least two goals. While on defense, San Jose’s defense has given up at least two goals 7 times this year.
Through 12 matches, the San Jose Earthquakes have found the net, 22.0, placing them 5th in the MLS with a per 90 average of 1.83. In terms of scoring defense, San Jose will look to tighten things up as they are giving up 2.33 goals per 90 minutes, placing them 28th in the league.
Heading into the match, Jeremy Ebobisse leads the Earthquakes with 7 goals through 12 matches. Behind him is Cristian Espinoza, who has also found the net 4 times. Early in the season, goalie J.T. Marcinkowski is off to a rough start, as he has a save percentage of just 63.2%, placing him 21st among MLS goalies. This performance has come with opponents taking a total of 68 shots on goal.
Free Sporting KC vs. San Jose MLS Final Analysis:
Coming into this matchup, both Kansas City and San Jose have done an excellent job at generating possessions in the attacking area of the field. So far, the Sporting KC are 3rd in attacking area touches, while the San Jose Earthquakes rank 4th. Heading into this game, something has to give, as both the San Jose Earthquakes and Sporting KC rank well in generated attacking possessions and attacking possessions allowed. So far San Jose has given up 1294 possessions near the goal (1st) compared to Kansas City at 2nd (1346).
On offense, San Jose has been able to generate shots at a higher rate than Sporting KC. So far, San Jose ranks 6th in shots taken compared to Sporting KC at 17th. For the year, Sporting KC has turned 7.00% of their shot into goals. As for San Jose, their current shooting percentage is 12.0%. So far, 29.9% of Sporting KC’s shots have been on target. On the other side, San Jose has a season long on target percent of 31.3%. For Sporting KC they have converted on 24.0% of these on target shots compared to San Jose at 37.0%.
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