Predictions and Plays for 2014 MLS Soccer Week 7

After cashing out big on Wednesday night with the N.Y. Red Bulls, we see some intriguing match-ups as MLS Soccer enters into Week 7.

As usual, we don’t predict every game, but only highlight a few that could be potential winners.

First up this week… Chicago Fire. We like the home team to grab the 3 points in the 4 p.m. game Saturday afternoon against New England. Prediction 2-0 Chicago. Might be worth playing the AH and giving the 1/2 ball for safety. Under 2.5 goals looks appealing as well.

Bookmakers see a draw in LA/Vancouver offering a low +198 money line. We’ll lean to that with a 1-1 Draw.

Montreal is going to upset some people this weekend. The highest line of the week at -161 for SKC to grab the home win at first glance appears tasty. This is one of those trap games where the visitors pull a miraculous draw leaving bettors scratching their heads. Take the 3/4 ball at even money for the Impact to grab a point on the road and/or take draw at 1-1 or 2-2. Probably want to stay away from the over/under in this one.

Upset for the week, DC United. Yes, we haven’t sold stock on them just yet. There’s probably a little vengeance in order for this one after dropping a loss earlier this year to the Crew at home in RFK. We think they’ll return the favor or least come away with a point in this one. Prediction 2-1 DC United and take them with 3/4 ball or on the AH at a mere -113.

The rest of the matches should be entertaining. As a side pick, FC Dallas has gone over 2.5 goals in every match this season. If you’re feeling lucky, go under in this one against Toronto as the odds show bookmakers leaning that way.

Have a great weekend and happy Easter. GL!

MLS Soccer Wednesday (New York hosts Philly)

MLS Wednesday kicks off this week with a showdown between NY Red Bulls hosting the Philadelphia Union.

It’s going to be a cold night for soccer in New Jersey tonight — lows dipping to near freezing.

Bookmakers are leaning towards a draw on this one based on current lines, but we’re selling stock on that prediction. Union have another game on Saturday (4 p.m. kick-off by the way) hosting the Dynamo, and we feel the odds are good to take the home team tonight at only -106 money line for a value pick or even better with the AH at -1/2 ball at -111.

Both teams have struggled to start the season and the Red Bulls are desperate for a win and need this one at home.

Always a contrarion, we see tonight’s only MLS game being a scoring affair as well and like the over 2.5 goals.

Our pick: NY Red Bulls 2 Union 1.

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Predictions and Plays for 2014 MLS Soccer Week 6

In honor of week 6, we have 6 solid winners for you this week. We’re not previewing every game this week, just the winning picks we like.

Here we go…

  • DC United / Red Bulls — always a tough battle. We like New York in this one for the away win. 2-1 Red Bulls.

Here are three solid Draw picks to pick up some cash at +230 money lines, respectively.

  • New England and Houston 2-2 final.
  • Philly and RSL 1-1 final.
  • Toronto and Colorado 1-1 final.

Remaining picks…

  • We’ll take Chivas with 1 1/4 ball at Portland. 1-0 Timbers.
  • LA Galaxy wins 2-1 over Vancouver. Give the -1 ball.

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Predictions and Plays for 2014 MLS Soccer Week 5

Well, we cashed in big time last week going almost 80% in our picks with taking the over in every match and losing just two. This week the goals will be sparse, and we’re going out out of limb and picking a lot of draws today – which means bigger payouts if they hit. Good luck!!!

Our picks and plays for April 5, 2014…

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders 3 p.m.
We like Portland in this one despite many who believe the draw is the play. Pick Timbers 2-1. Don’t take under – that’s a trap!

MONTREAL-NEW YORK (live) 4 pm.
Two teams desperate for a win will have to settle for a draw today. Pick: 2-2 Draw

CHICAGO-PHILADELPHIA (live) 5 pm.
Chicago didn’t look great last week against a DC team fighting to be relevant. This team is a bit of enigma so far this season. Philly has a core group that plays tough, but with Jack Mac gone the goals will have to come from some where – Connor Casey? This is tough pick but we’re leaning Draw or more to the home side to grab 3 points. Better bet is to pick Casey to score – great odds on it. Pick 1-1 Draw.

COLUMBUS-TORONTO (live) 6 pm.
Toronto is reeling from last week and should bounce back. Columbus is underrated but should be a good match. Pick: 1-1 Draw.

VANCOUVER-COLORADO (live) 6:30 pm.
Colorado is playing against the king of ties – Vancouver. Love this as a draw at +225 money line. Pick: 2-2 Draw.

D.C. UNITED-NEW ENGLAND (live) 7 pm.
DC finally wins a game today. Pick 2-0. Take em and give the 1/4 ball.

HOUSTON-DALLAS (live) 8 pm.
Houston is really tough at home, we know this. Dallas has surprised folks. Pick 1-1 Draw

MLS KANSAS CITY-SALT LAKE (live) 8:30 pm.
Home win for SKC but it won’t come easy. Pick SKC 2-1.

Predictions and Plays for 2014 MLS Soccer Week 4

After some pretty lackluster performances in previous weeks, teams start to settle in this week and we feel some goals are coming today in Week 4 of MLS Soccer. We’re going to keep our predictions short and sweet today, so enjoy. Be sure to tell your friends where you got your info!

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Our picks and plays for March 29, 2014…

  • We’re going to back DC to get their first win today at home against the Fire. 2-1 United.
  • SKC and Rapids battle to a 1-1 Draw.
  • Union and Montreal have a shootout in the city of brotherly love with a 3-2 Union win.
  • Vancouver and Houston Draw at 1-1.
  • Upset alert: Portland finally gets a W on the road today against FC Dallas 1-0.
  • RSL beats Toronto at Rio Tinto 2-1.
  • Seattle and Columbus is a toss up. We’ll pass. Do expect some goals in this one, though.
  • San Jose beats the Revs at home 2-1.

Sunday’s picks will be up tomorrow morning.

Good luck and Go Big today!!!

Results from MLS Soccer Week 3

We did OK this week picking up some nice wins in MLS soccer week 3.

Overall: 6-4 winning weekend with a draw pick hitting really helped us cash in this week!

Our results on our plays:

  • Win: LA/RSL draw – nice win at +220 money line. Lost the over, but were well compensated on the other.
  • Win: Colorado picking up the home opening win and the under covered too!
  • Loss: DC/Toronto Draw. We did win the under though, so it was a split.
  • Win: SKC at home over San Jose and the under both paid out.
  • Loss: Montreal just blew it. Not sure about them right now.
  • Loss: Chicago drawing with NY Red Bulls. Thought for sure the Fire would win their home opener.

Overall: 6-4 winning weekend with a draw pick hitting really helped us cash in this week!

Have a great week. Check back on Friday for triple dime specials and our picks.

General League results

WEEK 3 GOALS: 17 in 9 games (average: 1.89).

MLS RESULTS, Week 3:

Sunday, March 23
Montreal 0 Seattle 2.
SEA: own goal 8
SEA: Obafemi Martins (Kenny Copper) 58
Att.: 27,207.

Chicago 1 New York 1.
CHI: Jeff Larentowicz (Harrison Shipp) 6
NY: Dax McCarty 21.
Att.: 16,228.

Saturday, March 22

FC Dallas 3 Chivas USA 1.
DAL: Fabian Castillo (Hendry Thomas, Mauro Diaz) 71
DAL: Je-Vaughn Watson 78
CHV: Erick Torres (Kristopher Tyrpak, Adolfo Bautista) 81
DAL: Michel 86
Red card: DAL — Hendry Thomas 90+4.
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Sporting KC 1 San Jose 0.
SKC: Dom Dwyer pen. 57
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Columbus 2 Philadelphia 1.
CLB: Bernardo Anor (Federico Higuain) 24
CLB: Bernardo Anor (Wil Trapp) 45+2
PHI: Leonardo Fernandes (Sebastien Le Toux) 62
Att.: 17,517.
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Colorado 2 Portland 0.
COL: Vicente Sanchez pen. 73
COL: Deshorn Brown 75
Red cards: COL — Jose Mari 90; POR — Ricketts 71.
Att.: 15,135.
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Toronto FC 1 D.C. United 0.
TOR: Jermaine Defoe 60
Att.: 22,591.
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Real Salt Lake 1 LA Galaxy 1
RSL: Alvaro Saborio (Javier Morales) 19
LA: Robbie Keane (Juninho) 34
Att.: 20,466.
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New England 0 Vancouver 0.
Att.: 13,103.
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MLS Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
6 Houston 2-0-0 5/0
6 Columbus 2-0-0 5/1
6 Toronto FC 2-0-0 3/1
4 Philadelphia 1-1-1 3/3
4 Sporting KC 1-1-1 2/2
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2 Chicago 0-1-2 4/5
2 New York 0-1-2 3/6
1 New England 0-2-1 0/5
0 Montreal 0-3-0 2/6
0 D.C. United 0-2-0 0/4

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
7 FC Dallas 2-0-1 7/4
6 Seattle 2-1-0 4/2
5 Vancouver 1-0-2 5/2
5 Real Salt Lake 1-0-2 5/4
4 Colorado 1-0-1 3/1
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4 Chivas USA 1-1-1 5/6
2 Portland 0-1-2 2/4
1 San Jose 0-1-1 3/4
1 LA Galaxy 0-1-1 1/2
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
3+1 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC
3+1 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
3 Will Bruin, Houston
2+2 Bernardo Anor, Columbus
2+1 Vicente Sanchez, Colorado
2+1 Jeff Larentowicz, Chicago
2 Victor Bermudez, San Jose
2 Gaston Fernandez, Portland
2 Sebastian Fernandez, Vancouver
2 Federico Higuain, Columbus
2 Joao Plata, Real Salt Lake
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MLS SCHEDULE, Week 4

Saturday, March 29
4 pm ET – Philadelphia vs. Montreal MLS LIVE
5 pm ET – D.C. United vs. Chicago NBCSN
6 pm ET – Colorado vs. Sporting KC MLS LIVE
7 pm ET – Vancouver vs. Houston MLS LIVE
8:30 pm ET – FC Dallas vs. Portland MLS LIVE
9:30 pm ET – Real Salt Lake vs. Toronto FC MLS LIVE
10 pm ET – Seattle vs. Columbus MLS LIVE
10:30 pm ET-  San Jose vs. New England MLS LIVE

Sunday, March 30
3 pm ET -  New York vs. Chivas USA UniMas

Predictions and Plays for 2014 MLS Soccer Week 3

Saturday
NEW ENGLAND-VANCOUVER (live) 2 pm.
REAL SALT LAKE-LA GALAXY (live) 4 pm.
MONTREAL-SEATTLE (live) 4 pm.
TORONTO-D.C. UNITED (live) 4:30 pm.
COLORADO-PORTLAND (live) 6 pm.
COLUMBUS-PHILADELPHIA (live) 6 pm.
DALLAS-CHIVAS USA (live) 8:30 pm.
KANSAS CITY-SAN JOSE (live) 8:30 pm.

Sunday
CHICAGO-NEW YORK (live) 3 pm.

Our picks…

New England is mystery. We’ll pass on this one, but we’re tempted to take a good Vancouver team as road dogs at +215. Whitecaps 2-0.

Galaxy took a licking this week in Concacaf action and now have to play at Rio Tinto at a surprisingly decent RSL squad. Looks like handicappers are giving the slight edge to the home team but this might be a trap game so we’ll lean to the draw. Take LA and 1/4 ball – don’t be surprised for a 2-2 result to burn those who think under is a lock this weekend at -114. Prediction 2-2 Draw.

Portland has sucked at home already this season, big surprise, maybe they’ll be good on the road. This is the Rapids home opener so expect a big crowd. Don’t see a lot of goals in this one, so under might be the play. We’ll take the home team to win this one 1-0 Rapids.

Passing on Crew and Union.

Best play is DC United. No, that’s not a typo. They aren’t going to win, but they are going to piss everyone off thinking Toronto is a lock with a low value, low risk money line of -156 opening. That’s just teasing you to play it big. This is our best play of the week with DC coming into BMO and coming home with a point. Prediction 1:1 Draw.

First road test for Chivas. You know we love under at FC Dallas at home. We’ll stick with it. Under 2 1/2 goals. Score 1-0 FC Dallas.

Sporting KC gets on track and a home win against the Goonies who have to be exhausted. 2-1 SKC as San Jose will make you sweat it out again in extra time but not succeed this time.

Seattle historically has sucked awfully on the road. We’ll stay with tradition as Montreal gets it done. We do see some goals in this one with a 3-1 scoreline on our radar for the Impact. Go over 2.5 goals and snag the home team quick at +133.

On Sunday, Chicago finally gets a home game after opening the season with two road games on the west coast. Just not sure on this one right now, so we may sit out Sunday and just watch for pleasure. If we had to pick now, Red Bulls come home without any points. 2-1 Fire win.

Have a great week. Only a few more weeks left of free picks. Premium plays are coming!

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Results from MLS Soccer Week 2

Wow, tough week for us with some close calls for sure.

We were burned on both New York and Portland this week, and those hurt, going 1 for 6 in our plays overall. With 5 draws recorded in games over the weekend, one would think to play draws across the board and pick up some serious cash. Oh well, there’s always next week.

We are 4 for 10 on the year with a dismal 40% win percentage; definitely leaving room for improvement.

We have a full slate of games coming up this weekend, so check back with us later in the week for analysis and predictions.

Have a good week.

 Final Scores
Total
Montreal 0 Final
  Houston 1
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FC Dallas 1 Final
Kansas City 1
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Colorado 1 Final
New York 1
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New England 0 Final
  Philadelphia 1
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Real Salt Lake 3 Final
San Jose 3
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  Toronto FC 2 Final
Seattle 1
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Vancouver 1 Final
Chivas USA 1
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Chicago 1 Final
Portland 1
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Predictions and Plays for 2014 MLS Soccer Week 2

We did OK last week going 42.8% winning. After hitting two dogs, that helped us balance out the bankroll as we look to really cash in this week.

So, it is Week 2 of MLS Soccer. Here are this week’s match ups:

Saturday

SEATTLE-TORONTO (live) 4 pm.
PHILADELPHIA-NEW ENGLAND (live) 4 pm.
NEW YORK-COLORADO (live) 4 pm.
HOUSTON-MONTREAL (live) 8:30 pm.
KANSAS CITY-DALLAS (live) 8:30 pm.
SAN JOSE-SALT LAKE (live) 10:30 pm.

Sunday
PORTLAND-CHICAGO (live) 3 pm.
CHIVAS USA-VANCOUVER (live) 7 pm.

Saturday picks…

We’ll pass on the Seattle/Toronto game as too much fanfare and attention has been brought to it with Dempsy/Bradley on the pitch.

There may be value in taking Philly in the other afternoon matchup at +108 moneyline and at home, but we anticipate a tough match and a draw outcome in this one. Prediction is 1-1 Draw.

Montreal comes into Houston and always has a good showing. Forget that Houston is nearly unbeatable at home, we were burned many times last year with even results once the whistle blew. Take the draw in this one or even Montreal plus the 3/4 ball. Prediction 1-1 Draw.

Sporting KC wins at home. Prediction 1-0 SKC

RSL and San Jose is an intriquing match. The Goonies once again pulled a miracle out mid-week during Concacaf play and typically provide stressful moments for gamblers in the injury-time periods. We’ll pass on this one, but if you have to play it, San Jose wins. Might be worth a value play at +120 money line for the home team. Prediction 3-1 Quakes.

Now, our best play for Saturday and probably for the week: New York Red Bulls. Four reasons to consider a big play on this one. 1. No artificial turf. 2. Petke has a new contract. 3. They are tough at home regardless of form. And, 4. They were embarrassed last week in Vancouver and must make amends. All that with a Colorado team that just doesn’t have the weapons of the Red Bulls, we recommend giving up the 3/4 ball and taking the Jersey boys to win and the over at a meager -111 money line. Prediction 3-1 New York.

Sunday picks…

Portland burned many of us last week as they struggled to gain form. We don’t expect that again this week. Another road game for Chicago spells trouble for fans of the windy city. Lay the 3/4 ball and take the home team – maybe even take the shutout prop. Portland 2-0.

Finally, we have no idea why Chivas USA and Vancouver are even money – handicappers must know something we don’t. There will be overreaction by the public on Vancouver after last week and maybe Chivas USA is better than we thought – at least for now. This is a trap game for most who take Vancouver on the road. We’ll lean draw on this one opening at +235. Prediction 1-1 Draw. Take both teams to score on this one in a prop might be a good play.

Have a great weekend.

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Results from MLS Soccer Week 1

Well, we had a pretty decent out for the first week of action in MLS Soccer with a 42.8% winning percentage. However, we picked up on a few upsets and that helped to balance out the bill for the week.

Highlights…

We nearly had the draw in the Seattle/SKC game with a goal coming late in the 94th minute. We can’t tell you how many times the extra time goal has cost us of the years. DC laid an egg. Wow, and Columbus really isn’t the good. Vancouver didn’t shock us. More goals than expected in Dallas/Montreal. Finally, both LA and Portland started their campaigns with a dud.

Results for our plays…

We won 3 and lost 4 on our plays this week with a winning percentage of 42.8%

It’s a long season, boys and girls. Hope to improve this week.

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