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NYCFC vs Sporting KC Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: May 24, 2022Last updated: Jul 13, 2022

It’s a 7:00 pm ET kick-off at Citi Field on Saturday as NYCFC (4-3-1; 13 points), currently in 5th place in the league, welcome Sporting KC (2-6-2; 8 points), who are in 11th place in the league. NYCFC, may have had some painful losses and thrilling wins recently, but this battle sees them playing in front of their own supporters.

NYCFC have a record of 4-2-0 in their last 6 matches against the Sporting KC. July 27, 2019 was the last time the sides met each other and it resulted in a 3-1 win for The Pigeons.

NYCFC vs Sporting KC Prediction

The bookmakers are in no doubt about who will win this game. FanDuel have the NYCFC as big favorites with odds of -250, while the Sporting KC are +550. 2 total goals are predicted.

NYCFC come into this game in 5th place in the league having secured four wins, three losses and one draw in their last 8 matches. The team has experienced an assortment of wins and failures lately and have netted a total of 19 so far, conceding 10. This has predominantly been thanks to the performances of Valentin Castellanos, who has five goals, and Thiago who has four. In their last match, NYCFC defeated San Jose Earthquakes 3-0.

With a tally of eight points so far this season, Sporting KC are ready for the game and will continue to give it their all. They shared the points with FC Dallas 2-2 last Sunday and the squad has had six losses in the last ten matches and so far this campaign, they’ve recorded two wins, six losses and two draws. When they have done well this season, it’s mainly been due to the energy demonstrated by Johnny Russell and Daniel Salloi. Can the pair steerWizards to a win here?

The latest squad news is that NYCFC will be missing Anton Tinnerholm. Sporting KC will be missing Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Alan Pulido and Gadi Kinda.

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Moneyline Pick: NYCFC (-250) at FanDuel

NYCFC are the favorite team according to the betting market. The club comes into the matchup with a recent win percentage of 44.44% in their last 10 games (four wins, three losses and two draws). In comparison, Kansas City have a win percentage of 20% in their last 10 games (two wins, six losses and two draws).

NYCFC vs Sporting KC Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: NYCFC (-250), Sporting KC (+550)
  • Spread: NYCFC -1.5 (+110), Sporting KC 1.5 (-140)
  • Over/Under: Under 2.5 Goals (+115), Over 2.5 Goals (-165)

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NYCFC vs Sporting KC Betting Trends

  • Record last 10 games: NYCFC 4-3-2, Sporting KC 2-6-2
  • Home/Road Split: NYCFC (4-3-1), Sporting KC (2-6-2)
  • Head-To-Head: NYCFC’s record is 4-2-0 in their last 6 matches against the Sporting KC
  • Match Type: League

Over/Under Pick: Under 2.5 Total Goals (+115) at BetMGM

NYCFC have scored an average of 0.8 goals per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, Kansas City have averaged 0.7 goals per game over their last 10 matches.

Spread Pick: NYCFC -1.5 Goals (+110) at FOX Bet

For the bet to be a winner, NYCFC will need to win by the amount of the spread or more.

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