Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy Online Soccer Betting Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The US Open Cup continues this Wednesday with another round of exciting matchups. One contest worth checking out is this evening’s Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy online soccer betting matchup. The Timbers aren’t having that great of a season in MLS play but are hopeful they can make a splash in the US Open Cup. Surprisingly enough, tonight’s MLS sports betting odds are favoring Portland at home here. Take a look.
Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy – Wednesday, June 19th
Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy Betting Odds
In MLS play this season, Portland has posted a 4-2-7 record that nets them 14 points on the year. Naturally, those 14-points aren’t doing much for Portland as they currently rank dead last in the Western Conference. Considering that the Galaxy ranks 2nd overall in the Conference, it is surprising to see tonight’s odds favoring the Timbers here. After all, they have a -7 goal differential on the year and rank 17th in the MLS in goals allowed. Comparatively the Galaxy have a +3 goal differential to their name and rank 6th in goals. With these numbers in mind, it’s clear that Portland will have a tough time beating LA despite playing at home here.
Players to Watch: Dairon Asprilla (3 GP, 1 G, 1 A), Vytautas Andriuskevicius (3 GP, 1 G, 0 A), and Sebastian Blanco (2 GP, 1 G, 0 A).
So far this season, LA Galaxy have posted a 9-1-6 record in MLS play. As aforementioned, this pegs them as the 2nd best team in the Western Conference. Additionally, it yields them a total of 28 points, placing them 9 points behind LAFC.
In their last 5 matchups, LA Galaxy has come up short against Portland 2-1-2. All in all Portland’s offense has been better against the Galaxy as they’ve scored 7 goals to the Galaxy’s 5. Notwithstanding that history, LA Galaxy should be able to win this game on the road.
Players to Watch: Ariel Lassiter (2 GP, 2 G, 0 A), Bradford Jamieson (2 GP, 1 G, 0 A), and David Romney (2 GP, 0 G, 0 A).
Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy Betting Numbers
Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy matchup? All things considered, LA Galaxy looks too strong this season to bet against them. It may be a US Open cup matchup, but the Galaxy are the better team at the end of the day. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Moneyline: The fact that the money line isn’t favoring LA Galaxy makes taking them straight up extremely lucrative.
ATS: The spread is predicting a close matchup here. The vig on the Galaxy is better than what’s available for Portland.
TOTALs: This one’s tough to call so it’s probably best to shy away from this line.
Score Prediction: 3-1 LA Galaxy.