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FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps

  • Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

    By  Ej Garr

    Vancouver-vs-Dallas odds

    MLS odds: Dallas has a solid grasp on the 4th spot in the Western Conference, 8 points clear of Vancouver and only a point back of Real Salt Lake. They can move themselves into 3rd place with a win, combined with a Real Salt Lake loss or draw vs Chivas. However, three straight road losses coming in to the game has got to be a concern, as they head out of the country to British Columbia, Canada.

    Vancouver and Portland are only a point apart for that 5th and final available position in the post season, and home field has certainly helped the Whitecaps’ cause with seven wins and only 3 losses with 5 draws, accounting for 26 of their 40 points on the season.

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    Pedro Morales will be asked to once again carry the load, and was a PK miss away from getting a hat trick this past weekend vs RSL. It is time to check out the head-to-head numbers, as well as break down what we can expect in the game.

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    All-time MLS Meetings (10)

    Dallas Leads Series 7W - 1L - 2D

    1x2 3-Way Odds:

    Vancouver +100 Dallas +230 Draw +230

    Handicap/Spread Odds:

    Vancouver Pk & -0.5 -125

    Dallas Pk & +0.5 +105

    Total Over 2.5:

    Over -110

    Under +100

    Quick Analysis & Prediction

    Quick Analysis:

    As noted above, in 10 meetings between the two teams Vancouver has beaten Dallas only once, and that was back in April, 2012.

    Slowing down a hot Morales will have to be what Dallas hopes to achieve, as he is not only their biggest threat, but arguably the only threat they have. (No one else on the roster has more than 6 goals.)

    Dallas' road woes continue to be a growing concern, as we come down the stretch of the regular season, but they do have the confidence of knowing they have dominated this series since Vancouver came in to the league 3 years ago.

    History may be on Dallas' side, but no one in Vancouver is concerned with any of that and I am not going to concern myself with it either with a play on the total for this match instead.

    Prediction:

    Goals! The Western Conference is clearly where the scoring is much more consistent than the Eastern Conference, and Dallas has plenty of fire power to offset Morales for the Caps. The call to make is 2 - 1 and the expectation of the match. Over 2.5 @ -110 is your play!

    Current Standings:

    Western ConferenceMPWDLGF:GAPts
    1. Seattle Sounders3018030957:4657
    2. Los Angeles Galaxy3016090563:3157
    3. Real Salt Lake3013100750:3849
    4. FC Dallas3014061052:4048
    5. Vanc. Whitecaps3009130838:4040
    6. Portland Timbers3009120954:5139
    7. Colorado Rapids3008081441:5432
    8. S.J Earthquakes2906111234:4229
    9. Chivas USA3006061825:5824

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    Eastern ConferenceMPWDLGF:GAPts
    1. DC United3015060946:3451
    2. New England Revolution3014031344:4245
    3. Sporting Kansas City3013061145:3745
    4. Columbus Crew3011090943:3643
    5. New York Red Bulls3010110948:4641
    6. Toronto FC2911111142:4540
    7. Philadelphia Union3009111045:4438
    8. Houston Dynamo2910061335:5036
    9. Chicago Fire2905160837:4531
    10. Montreal Impact3006061834:5424

    Take a look at the current MLS Soccer odds on the board at Diamond sportsbook today.