Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Prediction 3/17/2024

Portland Timbers (2-0-1) travel to face off against Houston Dynamo (0-1-1) on Sunday, March 17th. This match will be played at Shell Energy Stadium in Houston, TX. Portland Timbers is coming off a win in their previous match, while Houston Dynamo will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Portland Timbers. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo

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Portland Timbers Is Coming Off A Win

The Portland Timbers will be looking to build off their 2-1 win over New York City FC. This win came on the road and as the heavy underdog, as they were +340 on the money line. The three combined goals jumped above the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Portland’s attack took a total of nine shots, three of which were on target. As a group, they scored on two of these nine shots. Evander and Antony each found the net one time, with Antony also finishing with an assist.

Maxime Crepeau and the Timbers’ defense allowed just one goal on New York City FC’s six on target shots. Crepeau finished with a total of five saves, and the Timbers’ defense had a total of seven interceptions.

The Portland Timbers are off to a strong start this season, going 2-0-1 and sitting in first place in the Western Conference. They have played one match on the road, which was a 2-1 win over New York City FC. Overall, they have been favored in two of their three matches, going 1-0-1 in those contests. Following this match, they will return home to take on the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, March 24th.

Houston Dynamo Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

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The Houston Dynamo will be looking to bounce back from a tough 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. This match took place on their home pitch, but they still had to beat a +140 money line to win. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Offensively, the Dynamo’s only goal was scored by Aliyu Ibrahim, who took a total of four shots and found the net on one of his two shots on goal. Adalberto Carrasquilla picked up the assist for an offense that finished with five shots on goal.

Defensively, the Dynamo allowed a total of five shots on goal, with Steve Clark making three saves. The Red Bulls finished with seven corners, compared to just four for the Dynamo.

Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Prediction

Coming into this match, the Portland Timbers have been the better offensive team, ranking 2nd in goals scored and 1st in shooting percentage. On the other side, Houston is 16th in goals scored and 20th in shooting percentage. Our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw, with Sebastián Ferreira being the top projected goal scorer for Houston. As for Portland, look for Dairon Asprilla to find the net. The best value on the money line is the draw at +250.

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