Sporting Kansas City

Vancouver Whitecaps

PICKS


Over 2.5 Goals Point Spread
-154



SKC Game Totals
+110

Money Line Pick

The away team is favored here with Sporting KC expected to travel to Canada and come away with a win from BC Place. This is mainly because the Kansas based team has been very successful against Vancouver in recent years and they have three wins and a draw in their last four meetings. Sporting are coming off of their worst season in a decade and they will be looking to make a statement here. While they were not great during the preseason and Designated Player Alan Pulido will likely need some time to settle in, this is still a squad that knows what it takes to win in the MLS. They will have to find some way to shore up the defense, but in this game their attack will do more than enough to see them through against a team they have historically had the better of.

Over Under Pick

Sporting KC is a team that at the back end of last season was involved in many high scoring games and it would be a shock if that suddenly changed at the start of this new campaign. They went on a run to close the term of six games in a row with at least three goals scored, so there is no reason to think that this clash up north would go any differently. This is especially true when you consider that the porous Sporting KC defense gave up a mighty 37 goals in away games – just 17 of them – last term. While they have brought in some defensive reinforcements, these will take some time to understand how to play together at the MLS level. Take the over and run on this one.