New York City FC (4 wins, 3 losses, 2 draws) welcome Columbus Crew (3-3-4) to Yankee Stadium for kickoff 19:00 ET Saturday. Below, we preview New York City FC vs. odds and lines Columbus Crewand make our best MLS bets, picks and predictions.
New York City FC, who took home the MLS Cup last season, did not get the strong start they had hoped for, sitting 6th in the Eastern Conference table.
NYCFC leads in scoring by F . 23 years old Valentin Castellanos. Even though they have scored 3 goals or more 4 times, they have also been kept goalless 4 times.
As for the Crew, they are also relatively disappointing, sitting 9th in the Eastern table.
Columbus led by 2021 All-Star M Lucas Zelarayán. The Crew haven’t been playing well lately, winning just 1 of their last 7 matches after scoring 3 points in 2 of their first 3 matches.
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New York City FC vs. odds, lines, picks and predictions Columbus Crew
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money line: New York City FC -150 (bet $150 to win $100) | Columbus Crew +400 (bet $100 to win $400) | Image +295
Up and down: 2.5 (O: -130 | U: +105)
NYCFC 1, Columbus 1
Money line (ML)
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It’s lean only of course, but the value of the draw is there.
After all, the Crew, whether it’s playing like the Red Bulls and Sporting KC or messing with the likes of San Jose, has drawn an engine on the road.
They have drawn 4 of their 5 away matches, and with NYCFC having scored 18 goals in 4 matches and then just 1 of the other 5, their inconsistency helps add to this value. Both teams also played a draw.
With Zelarayán ranked fifth in MLS in successful dribbling, he must be able to control the pace. Considering the value and how Columbus plays on the road, I’m going to take the draw for a small unit.
LEAN to UNDER 2.5 (+105).
I don’t have super strong full unit play in this game, but I love Under. Again, it’s mainly because of the inconsistency the two teams have shown this season.
NYCFC has closed in 4 games while Columbus has 4 games itself in which he has not scored. Both teams also rank in the top half of MLS in terms of goals conceded.
NYCFC drew Sporting KC 0-0 their last time on the field while Columbus will hit this at the bottom in 5 of his last 7. In general, it’s still a risky game, so I’ll only put about half a unit here.
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