Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes Odds, Picks: Betting Predictions for Tuesday’s MLS Is Back Match
John Todd/ISI Photos/Getty Images. Pictured: Oswaldo Alanis #4 of the San Jose Earthquakes.
- The updated odds list the San Jose Earthquakes as -138 favorites against the Vancouver Whitecaps (+333 underdogs) at the MLS Is Back Tournament.
- Vancouver is looking to get into the win column in this Group B matchup on Wednesday night -- the Whitecaps' first in this tournament.
- Jeremy Pond analyzes the game, including where he sees betting value in the match.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes Odds
|Whitecaps odds||+333 [BET NOW]|
|Earthquakes odds||-138 [BET NOW]|
|Draw||+300 [BET NOW]|
|Over/Under||2.5 (-138/+107) [BET NOW]|
|Time||Wednesday, 9 p.m. ET|
Another Cascadia showdown takes place Wednesday at the MLS is Back tournament, with Vancouver taking on San Jose in Group B action at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Vancouver enters its first match of the competition with question marks galore. The Whitecaps are missing several players, who opted to not play due to the global pandemic. Offensive standouts Lucas Cavallini and Fredy Montero highlight the Whitecaps missing from Orlando, along with striker Tossaint Ricketts, who reportedly has a pre-existing condition that has led to his absence.
The fact so many key members of the team are not in Florida has to be disappointing for the Whitecaps, who went 1-1 in their first two league contests — including a 1-0 triumph on the road against the Los Angeles Galaxy — before the hiatus. The unfortunate situation leaves with Vancouver with few options on the attack and should be a major concern/issue for manager Marc Dos Santos when attempting to piece together a starting lineup.
On the other side, San Jose was solid in its tournament opener, earning a point in a scoreless draw against defending MLS champion Seattle. The Earthquakes held a 62% to 38% edge in total possession against the Sounders and created an impressive 16 scoring opportunities in the tie.
The Earthquakes played well enough to get all three points in that tilt, but should be pleased with their effort coming off such a long layoff in between games. It was also the first clean sheet for the club in its last nine contests.
History is also on San Jose’s side as well, with the club picking up identical 3-1 victories in its last two matches against Vancouver.
With everything working for San Jose and against Vancouver, I am firmly backing the favorite to roll in this match and making this play one of my top picks in the group stage.
The Earthquakes looked good in their opener and should have their way against the undermanned Whitecaps. Play San Jose with confidence and back the club to go over the total in number of team goals as well. This has the potential to be a rout.