MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI- Salt Lake vs Portland Live Odds
Thursday, October 16th, 2014By Ej Garr
MLS Odds:Portland sits just a single point out of playoff contention, with 2 matches left on the season. They take on Real Salt Lake who are trying to hold on to the 3rd spot in the Western Conference.
With 45 points and chasing Vancouver with 46 points, Portland needs to continue to use their high-scoring offense to get a result of any nature and not be left out of the playoff picture. Real SL is in a similar position, only leading Dallas by a single point with 52 and 51 points respectfully for the 3rd spot in the West.
Both offenses have been comparable, but Salt Lake's defense has done well enough to put them where they are surrendering only 39 goals in a tough Western Conference with plenty of scorers to contain. If Portland hopes to catch Vancouver, they will have to rely on their offense to outscore Real and not let their fans down in their final home game of the year.
All-time MLS Meetings: (12)
Real Salt Lake Leads Series 7W - 2L - 3D
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Real Salt Lake +250
Real Salt Lake +0.5 -125
Portland -0.5 -110
Total O/U 2.5:
Quick Analysis & Prediction
There is plenty of significance to this match that will greatly affect the playoff scene in the Western Conference. To me, this seems like a shootout with two offenses that have found a way to score whenever they want. It will be exactly where we go to make a play.
This Over is juiced because it should not be cheap for a reason. This is why I love alternate lines because taking this up to a straight 3 is sitting at a lovely +120, and in case you didn't recognize it, to hit a 2.5 you need 3 goals to come to cash the ticket. So the choice comes with preference. At worst, would you rather push a 3 with +Money, or simply be happy to cash a -135. Either way I will say 3 goals is more than a possibility; it will happen as far as I am concerned!