D.C. United vs. Nashville SC Betting Odds, Preview, Picks: Betting Value Sitting on Underdog Coyotes
Emilee Chinn/Getty Images. Pictured: Nashville SC standout Hany Mukhtar.
- D.C. United welcomes Nashville to town for Saturday's Major League Soccer action.
- The hosts have been uninspiring this season, picking up only two wins in its last 12 games.
- Brett Pund breaks down the matchup below and details why he has found betting value on the visiting Coyotes.
D.C. United vs. Nashville Odds
|D.C. United Odds||+125|
|Over/Under||2.5 (-110 / -130)|
|Day | Time||Saturday | 5 p.m. ET|
|How To Watch||ESPN | fuboTV|
|Odds updated as of Saturday afternoon via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute soccer odds here.|
In one of the more interesting Major League Soccer lines of the weekend, a struggling D.C. United team finds itself listed as a rare home favorite ahead of Saturday’s match with a Nashville SC side currently in playoff contention.
D.C. United has been very uninspiring this season, picking up only two wins in its last 12 games to sit in 13th place in the Eastern Conference.
Meanwhile, Nashville continues to be a steady squad since joining the league in 2020, entering the weekend sixth in the Western Conference standings.
The North American League is typically dominated by the home teams, but I’ll be rolling with the visitors in this fixture to avoid the defeat.
If there’s one reason to be positive ahead of this fixture, D.C. United has been much more competitive at Audi Field this campaign.
Of the 14 points secured, 10 of them have come at home in victories against Charlotte FC, New England and Houston, to go with a draw against Toronto FC.
D.C. United also has a strong front three in Ola Kamara, Taxiarchis Fountas and Michael Estrada, who have combined for 15 goals in MLS play.
By The Numbers
- 88% — The trio of Kamara, Fountas and Estrada have combined to score this extremely high percentage of D.C. United’s goals.
- -2.1 — Even with the solid home form, D.C. United still owns this xGDiff on the campaign at home, according to fbref.com.
The big question is which Nashville team is going to show up: the one that beat playoff contenders Real Salt Lake, Montreal and Colorado or the side that lost to Houston and Sporting Kansas City?
This run of playing down to its opponents can’t continue for Nashville as more bottom feeders are coming up on the schedule. This contest is followed by a home match against the Portland Timbers.
There will be some serious questions to be asked if Nashville doesn’t pick up the needed results in this upcoming three-game window.
By The Numbers
- 8 — While the finishing touches were being made to the new GEODIS Park, Nashville has played this many gamesaway from home on the season.
- 1.08 — Nashville ranks top five in all of MLS in this many xG allowed per 90 minutes so far.
Betting Analysis & Pick
While I do think you could take a shot at the juicy moneyline price, I’m taking a safer route by playing Nashville on the Draw No Bet market at +126 odds via FanDuel as my top selection.
This is the same Nashville team that has proven itself on the road, beating Colorado and Seattle away from home. Meanwhile, D.C. United has claimed most of its points against lower competition in Toronto FC, Inter Miami, Houston and FC Cincinnati.
I don’t think D.C. United should be favored over just about any MLS team, so I’ll take my chances with a playoff contender avoiding a defeat.
The Pick: Nashville — Draw No Bet (+126)