Cruz Azul vs Necaxa Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

This Liga MX de Clausura season is coming to an end and Cruz Azul (7W-6L-4D; 25 points), hoping to qualify for the next stage of the competition, will host Necaxa (7W-8L-2D; 23 points), who are in 9th place in the league. The action takes place at Estadio Azteca on Saturday at 5:45 pm CT. Each team will be hoping to make a statement early in the campaign, knowing that the hard work they put in now could pay dividends as the season progresses.

Cruz Azul and Necaxa’s most recent encounter occurred in February 13, 2022 with the match ending in a 1-2 win for Los Rayos. The Machine have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 matches against Necaxa. The Machine’s total goals across these head-to-head games is 15 compared to the Lightning’s nine.

Cruz Azul vs Necaxa Prediction

Caesars have the Necaxa as +280 outsiders heading into this match while the Cruz Azul are strong favorites at odds of +115. A total of 2 goals are predicted.

In 8th place, Cruz Azul head into this match keen to get some early points on the board. During the previous season, La Máquina wrapped things up with 23 points. In total they scored a 21 goals and conceded 17.

Necaxa ended last season in 14th place with a total of 20 points. Can they improve on their 16 goals scored and 22 conceded this time around?

Heading into this clash, Cruz Azul have not ruled out any players. Necaxa have not ruled out any players.

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Moneyline Pick: Cruz Azul (+115) at BetMGM

The Machine are the favorite team according to the betting market. The club has not had a fruitful start to the month with a recent win percentage of 30% in their last 10 games (three wins, four losses and three draws). In comparison, the Lightning have a win percentage not working.

Cruz Azul vs Necaxa Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Cruz Azul (+115), Necaxa (+280)
  • Spread: Cruz Azul -0.25 (-124), Necaxa 0.25 (+104)
  • Over/Under: Under 2.5 Goals (-200), Over 2.5 Goals (+148)

You can find the best betting odds with our lines comparison feature.

Cruz Azul vs Necaxa Betting Trends

  • Record last 10 games: Cruz Azul 3-4-3, Necaxa 5-4-1
  • Home/Road Split: Cruz Azul (7-6-4), Necaxa (7-8-2)
  • Head-To-Head: Cruz Azul’s record is 4-4-2 in their last 10 matches against the Necaxa
  • Match Type: League

Over/Under Pick: Under 2.5 Total Goals (-200) at FanDuel

The Machine have averaged 1.0 goals per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Lightning bagged an average of 1.0 goals per game last month.

Spread Pick: Cruz Azul -0.25 Goals (-124) at FanDuel

For the bet to be a winner, Cruz Azul must win by the amount of the spread or more.

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