Red Bulls vs Portland Timbers Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread
In 2nd place in the league right now, Red Bulls (5-2-2; 17 points) host Portland Timbers (2-3-5; 11 points), who are in 10th place in the league, at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. Kick off is at 7:00 pm ET. Red Bulls, who have had two straight wins recently, head into this battle with vital home advantage.
Red Bulls have a record of 2-5-3 in their last 10 matches against the Portland Timbers. September 19, 2019 was the last time the sides faced each other and it ended in a 0-2 win for The Timbers. Red Bulls have scored 17 goals across these head-to-head matches compared to Timbers’ 13.
Red Bulls vs Portland Timbers Prediction
FanDuel have the Portland Timbers as +500 outsiders heading into this match while the Red Bulls are strong favorites at odds of -240. A total of 2 goals are predicted.
With a record of five wins, two losses and two draws after 9 games, Red Bulls head into this game in 2nd place in the league. The team hasn’t been defeated back-to-back, bagging a total of 15 goals so far while conceding 7. This has mostly been because of the talent exhibited by Lewis Morgan, who has four goals, and Patryk Klimala who has three. In their last game they fell to Chicago Fire 1-2.
With a tally of 11 points so far this season, Portland Timbers are looking for the win and will continue to give it their all. They took all three points from Rapids 2-0 last Sunday and the team has drawn in five of the last ten matches and so far this campaign, they’ve managed two wins, three losses and five draws. When they have succeded this season, it’s predominantly been due to the efforts of Yimmi Chara and Bill Tuiloma. Can the pair guideThe Timbers to success here?
Going into this clash, Red Bulls will be without Andres Reyes, Serge Ngoma and Caden Clark. Portland Timbers will be without Felipe Mora, Sebastian Blanco, Diego Gutierrez, George Fochive and Yimmi Chara.
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Moneyline Pick: Red Bulls (-240) at FanDuel
Red Bulls are considered to be the favorite according to the market. The club has been enjoying an effective beginning to the month with a recent win percentage of 55.56% in their last 10 games (five wins, two losses and two draws). In contrast Timbers have a win percentage of 20% in their last 10 games (two wins, three losses and five draws).
Red Bulls vs Portland Timbers Betting Odds
- Moneyline: Red Bulls (-240), Portland Timbers (+500)
- Spread: Red Bulls -1 (-131), Portland Timbers 1 (+103)
- Over/Under: Under 2.5 Goals (+100), Over 2.5 Goals (-135)
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Red Bulls vs Portland Timbers Betting Trends
- Record last 10 games: Red Bulls 5-2-2, Portland Timbers 2-3-5
- Home/Road Split: Red Bulls (5-2-2), Portland Timbers (2-3-5)
- Head-To-Head: Red Bulls’ record is 2-5-3 in their last 10 matches against the Portland Timbers
- Match Type: League
Over/Under Pick: Under 2.5 Total Goals (+100) at BetMGM
Red Bulls have recorded an average of 1.7 goals per game over their last 10 matches. Timbers have averaged 1.1 goals per game over their last 10 matches in comparison.
Spread Pick: Red Bulls -1 Goal (-131) at DraftKings
For the bet to be a winner, Red Bulls will need to win by the amount of the spread or more.