MLS Odds & Picks for July 23th Games

MLS Odds & Picks for July 23th Games

Written by on July 23, 2020

Okay MyBookie soccer betting faithful, with both Los Angeles-based teams taking to the pitch for their respective matches on Thursday night, it’s time to find out which clubs are offering the best value against their soccer betting odds. First the LA Galaxy will take on the Houston Dynamo in a pairing of winless teams while Los Angeles FC battles a nearly unblemished Portland squad. With all four teams going all-out for the win, let’s find out where the best betting value lies in both matchups so you can place your bets against their MLS odds.

MLS July 23th Games – Both Los Angeles Teams In Action Tonight!

LA Galaxy (0-1-3) vs. Houston Dynamo (0-2-2)

Analysis: The Galaxy are sitting in last place in the Western Conference and have dropped three straight since opening their season with a draw. L.A. has lost both of its games since the restart and comes into this affair off a pitiful 6-2 loss against LAFC on Saturday. The Galaxy have managed to score just four goals while allowing 10 defensively (-6). Houston is one spot above the Galaxy in the Western Conference standings. The Dynamo has gone 0-1-1 in two matches since the restart, but comes into this clash off a hard-fought 2-1 loss against Portland on Saturday. Houston has scored five goals this season while allowing 10 defensively (-5).

  • When: Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Disney Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando, FL
  • LA Galaxy Vs Houston Dynamo Live: ESPN
  • Money Lines: LA Galaxy +150 / Houston +138 / Draw +324

Prediction

While these two rivals played to a 1-1 draw the last time they met back in February, Houston has also managed to win three of the last five meetings while scoring at least three goals in each victory. With that said, there’s no way I can bring myself to place a wager on an LA Galaxy team that looked like it flat-out quit in their last match. I’m going with Houston to get it done by a pair of goals in this meeting of 2020 championship long shots.

  • Pick: Houston 3 LA Galaxy 1

Los Angeles FC (2-2-0) vs Portland Timbers (3-0-1)

Analysis: LAFC is in fourth place in the Western Conference standings. They’re tied with a league-high 13 goals this season while allowing eight goals defensively (+5). Los Angeles comes into this clash off a emphatic 6-2 smackdown win over the in-city rival LA Galaxy on Saturday. Portland is in third place in the Western Conference. The Timbers have won three straight and two in a row since the restart, including a pair of 2-1 wins against the Galaxy and most recently, Houston on Saturday. Portland has put six goals on the board in 2020 while allowing five goals defensively (+1).

Prediction

Portland picked up a hard-fought 2-1 win over LAFC the last time they met on July 10 to snap a three-game losing streak in this rivalry and right now, they look like the more consistent team at both ends of the pitch. I know LAFC just erupted for six goals in their last match, but Portland has a solid defense that has held nine of their last 10 opponents to two goals or less. I’m completely stunned that LAFC is such a huge favorite against an opponent that has yet to taste defeat. Get on the gravy train MLS betting buffs. Portland is offering a ton of value in this one!

  • Pick: Portland 3 LAFC 2
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