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LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/8/16

Game
New England Revolution vs. LA Galaxy
Date & Time Sunday May 8, 2016, 1:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: LA Galaxy -151 / New England Revolution +339 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN, MLS LIVE
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Soccer | New England Revolution vs. LA Galaxy
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The LA Galaxy and New England Revolution meet Sunday afternoon at the StubHub Center.

The LA Galaxy look to build on their impressive 4-1-3 start to the season. The Galaxy have been one of the more balanced teams in the MLS, and it starts with a defense that’s allowing an average of one goal per match. Offensively, the LA Galaxy have four different players with at least two goals scored. Giovani dos Santos leads Los Angeles with four goals, Mike Magee has three assists and Gyasi Zardes has 15 shots. Defensively, Brian Rowe has come away with 24 saves on 31 shots faced. The LA Galaxy have earned points in seven of their last eight home games.

The New England Revolution hope to keep chipping away in the standings with their 1-2-7 record. The Revolution continue to struggle on the defensive end as they’ve allowed six goals in their last three matches and 16 goals overall this season. Offensively, the New England Revolution have four different players with at least 17 shot attempts. Diego Fagundez leads New England with three goals, Gershon Koffie has two assists and Lee Nguyen has 22 shots. Defensively, Bobby Shuttleworth has come away with 26 saves on 43 shots faced. The New England Revolution have earned points in seven of their last 11 road matches.

The last five matches between these teams have been split down the middle, 2-2-1. The most recent match last year in May resulted in a 2-2 draw. Four of the last five meetings have produced four or more goals.

New England is extremely balanced and has proven itself on the road. However, the Galaxy are very tough to beat on their home field and earn points pretty much every time they take the field.

I like Los Angeles to get the victory here.

Pick:
LA Galaxy -123

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