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Philadelphia Union vs. LA Galaxy MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/11/16

Game
LA Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union
Date & Time Wednesday May 11, 2016, 7:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Union +150 / LA Galaxy +174 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV Channel
MLS LIVE, The Comcast Network, TWCSN-LA
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The Philadelphia Union and LA Galaxy meet Wednesday night at the Talen Energy Stadium.

The Philadelphia Union look to build on their solid 4-3-1 record and continue their climb in the East. The Union rely on their defense that’s allowing an average of one goal per match and has allowed just one goal in their last two matches overall. Offensively, the Philadelphia Union have three players with 10 shot attempts and four players with at least one goal scored. Chris Pontius leads Philadelphia with four goals, Tranquillo Barnetta has two assists and C.J. Sapong has 25 shots. Defensively, Andre Blake has come away with 28 saves on 36 shot attempts. The Philadelphia Union have earned point in six straight home matches.

The LA Galaxy look to build on their 5-1-3 start to the season that has them as one of the top teams in the West. The Galaxy have scored 22 goals in nine matches, which is by far the most scored in the MLS. The LA Galaxy have eight players with at least one goal scored and six players with at least 10 shot attempts. Giovani dos Santos leads Los Angeles with five goals, Mike Magee has four assists and Gyasi Zardes has 16 shots. Defensively, Brian Rowe has come away with 30 saves on 39 shots faced. The LA Galaxy have earned points in six of their last 10 road matches.

The Galaxy have beaten the Union in three straight matches and are 3-1-1 overall in the last five meetings. The Union’s only win over the Galaxy during that span was in July of 2012. The last two meetings between these teams have produced a combined 11 goals.

With the way the Galaxy are scoring goals this season and the fact the last two matches featured a ton of fireworks, you have to like the over in this match.

Pick:
Over 2.5

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