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New York City FC vs. D.C. United MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/13/15

D.C. United (13-7-5) vs. New York City FC (6-11-6)

MLS Soccer: Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Yankee Stadium)

The Line: DC United +243 / New York City +114 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MLS LIVE, YES Network

New York City FC and D.C. United square off early Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

D.C. United look to remain hot after winning its last three matches and really pulling away in the East. D.C. United is a defensive team that’s pitched pitched seven shutouts in 25 matches and allowed two or more goals just six times. Bill Hamid has come away with 67 saves and hasn’t allowed a goal in his last three starts. Offensively, D.C. United has scored 34 goals overall and seven goals in its last two matches. Chris Rolfe leads D.C. United with nine goals, Fabian Espindola has five assists and Jairo Arrieta has 15 shots on goal. D.C. United has been a mixed bag on the road lately, as it’s 2-2-1 in its last five matches away from home.

New York City FC vs. D.C. United MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/13/15

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New York City FC could use the three points here after winning just two of its last six matches. New York City FC has scored 31 goals in 23 matches and has seven goals in its last three matches. David Villa leads New York with 13 goals, Kwadwo Poku has six assists and Patrick Mullins has 26 shots. Defensively, New York City FC has pitched three shutouts and allowed two or more goals in 10 matches. Josh Saunders has come away with 78 saves and has allowed eight goals in his last three matches. New York City FC has been shaky at home lately with just two wins in its last five matches and is 2-2-1 during that span overall.

This will be the first time these teams play one another.

It’s no secret D.C. United is the better team, but it has shown it can be beaten on the road, especially with a -3 goal difference on the road. This is a big game for New York if it hopes to get back in the playoff race in the East. New York could use three points in this matchup.

I’ll take a chance with the plus money and the home team here.

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New York City +114

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