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MLS Soccer: Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/12/15

Game
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (10-7-2) vs. Sporting Kansas City (7-3-6)
Date & Time Sunday July 12, 2015, 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Sporting Kansas City +279 / Whitecaps +112 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV Channel
TSN1, MLS LIVE, KMCI-38
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Sporting Kansas City and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC meet Sunday night at the BC Place.

Sporting Kansas City have climbed up the standings with wins in four of their last six matches. Sporting Kansas City are a defensive team that’s allowed just 17 goals in 16 matches and pitched a shutout in 50 percent of its contests. Tim Melia has come away with 20 saves and has allowed just two goals in his last five starts. Offensively, Sporting Kansas City has been shutout just three times this season and has scored eight goals in its last four MLS matches. Krisztian Nemeth leads Kansas City with seven goals, Benny Feilhaber has nine assists and Dom Dwyer has 42 shot attempts. Sporting Kansas City hasn’t won any of its last four road matches but has come away with points by producing three draws during that span.

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC look to build on their impressive streak of four wins in their last six matches. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC are a defensive team that’s allowed 19 goals in 19 matches and has pitched seven shutouts. David Ousted has come away with 55 saves and has allowed four goals in his last four starts. Offensively, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC have been shutout four times and scored six goals in their last four matches. Octavio Rivero leads Vancouver with seven goals, Pedro Morales has four assists and Kekuta Manneh has 48 shot attempts. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC have won two of their last three home MLS matches.

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC beat Sporting Kansas City for the first time last year with a 2-0 victory. Overall, Sporting Kansas City is 2-1-2 against Vancouver in the last six matches.

Overall, we’re dealing with two of the better defensive teams in the MLS. Because of that, I’m siding with the under in this matchup.

Pick:
Under 2.5

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