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MLS Soccer: Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/28/15

Game
Portland Timbers (7-6-4) vs. Seattle Sounders (9-6-2)
Date & Time Sunday June 28, 2015, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Seattle +337 / Portland -116 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV Channel
Fox Sports 1, FOX Deportes, TSN2, MLS LIVE
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The Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers play Sunday night at Providence Park.

The Seattle Sounders look for a win after splitting their last six matches and leading the West. The Seattle Sounders are one of the more balanced teams in the MLS, scoring 23 goals in 17 matches. The Sounders have scored two or more goals in eight matches but have been shutout in their last two games. Obafemi Martins leads Seattle with seven goals, Marco Pappa has five assists and Lamar Neagle has 24 shot attempts. Defensively, the Seattle Sounders have pitched eight shutouts and allowed four goals in their last four games. Stefan Frei has 63 saves on 77 shots faced. The Seattle Sounders have have lost three of their last four road matches. Brad Evans is questionable with a groin injury.

The Portland Timbers look to stay red hot after winning four of their last five matches and climbing up the standings. The Portland Timbers are a defensive team that’s allowed 12 goals in of their 17 matches and five goals in their last three matches. Adam Kwarasey has come away with 43 saves and has three shutouts in his last five starts. Offensively, the Portland Timbers have scored seven goals in their last five matches and have been shutout seven times. Fanendo Adi leads Seattle with six goals, Jorge Villafana has three assists and Maximiliano Urruti has 30 shot attempts. The Portland Timbers have won their last three home matches. Dairon Asprilla is questionable with an ankle injury.

The Seattle Sounders have won the last three meetings against the Portland Timbers, including the most recent match in April of this year. Portland’s last win over Seattle came in November of 2013.

It’s only a matter of time before the Portland Timbers snap their long losing streak to the Seattle Sounders. It might as well come at home against a team missing its top player. Give me Portland to remain on fire.

Pick:
Portland -116

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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