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San Jose Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles FC - 6/9/18 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Date & Time Saturday June 9, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: SJ +150 / LAFC +168 / Draw +274 -- Over/Under: 3
TV Channel
ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN (Canada), YouTube TV, NBC Sports California
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Soccer | Los Angeles FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
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San Jose Earthquakes and Los Angeles FC meet Saturday in MLS soccer action at Avaya Stadium.

San Jose Earthquakes have lost each of their last four matches when you include the United States Open Cup, and they’re in danger of becoming dead last in the Western Conference. San Jose Earthquakes are getting blasted on the defensive side these days, and that doesn’t improve at home where they’re allowing an average of two goals per match. San Jose Earthquakes have yet to produce a clean sheet this season and simply don’t have the offensive firepower to make up for this issues. Needless to say, it’s going to be a long season for San Jose if it can’t do a better job of keeping the ball out of the back of the net. Danny Hoesen leads San Jose with seven goals, Vako has four assists and Magnus Eriksson has 29 shots. 

Los Angeles Football Club is in shaky form as well, losing two of its last three matches and not earning a win since May 9 against Minnesota. Los Angeles Football Club is one of the better offensive clubs in the league, averaging 1.9 goals per match, but that’s quieted down recently, scoring just one goal in each of their last three MLS matches. On the road this season, Los Angeles Football Club is outscoring teams by just 0.1 goals, as the defense isn’t the same outside of LA. Los Angeles Football Club allows 0.8 goals at home this season but gives up 2.1 goals on the road. Defense is where matches are won and lost for this team outside of Banc of California Stadium. Carlos Vela leads Los Angeles Football FC with seven goals, Diego Rossi has six assists and Latif Blessing has 22 shots.

There’s no previous meetings between these two sides.

The over seems like the best bet in this match, as San Jose is allowing two goals per match at home while Los Angeles Football FC is giving up 2.1 goals on the road. Overall, neither of these teams are that great defensively and the over has hit in seven of San Jose’s 12 matches. This seems like a much safer bet than trying to pick a side. 

Give me the over.

Pick:
Over 3

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