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MLS Soccer: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/18/15

Game
Orlando City SC (6-7-6) vs. New York Red Bulls (7-6-5)
Date & Time Saturday July 18, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: New York +185 / Orlando City +154 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV Channel
MLS LIVE, MSG, FOX 35/MY65, Sun Sports
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The New York Red Bulls and Orlando City SC square off Saturday night at the Citrus Bowl.

The New York Red Bulls look to keep the ball rolling after winning three of their last four matches. The New York Red Bulls have been shutout just twice in 18 matches and have scored eight goals in their last three MLS matches. Bradley Wright-Phillips leads New York with eight goals, Lloyd Sam has four assists and Felipe Martins has 37 shot attempts. Defensively, the New York Red Bulls have pitched four shutouts and have allowed two or more goals seven times. Luis Robles has come away with 40 saves and has allowed four goals in his last four starts. The New York Red Bulls have lost three of their last four MLS road matches.

Orlando City SC have picked up points in four of their last six matches, which includes three wins. Orlando City SC has scored 23 goals in 19 matches and scored three goals in its last three matches. Kaka leads Orlando with nine goals, Pedro Ribeiro has two assists and Carlos Rivas has 32 shot attempts. Defensively, Orlando City SC has pitched five shutouts and allowed two or more goals in nine matches. Tally Hall has come away with 30 saves and has allowed three goals in his last three matches. Orlando City SC has won three of its last five home MLS matches and is 3-1-1 during the span overall.

This will be the first meeting between the clubs and the first of two meetings this season.

There’s a reason these two teams are close in the standings, and it’s because they both can find the back of the net but can struggle big time on the defensive end. I see there being some fireworks in this match and the over hitting rather easily.

Pick:
Over 2.5

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