MLS Week 11 Best Value Soccer Picks

Rodney Wallace

Kevin Stott

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:04 PM GMT

NYCFC head south to Texas on Sunday evening to face unbeaten FC Dallas in the endcap to a fun MLS Week 11. The action kicks off with the Whitecaps in Houston on Friday. Let’s handicap this trio of MLS Week 11 fixtures and offer up some picks.

Friday, May 12, 2017Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver · 9 pm ET

Erick Torres (7 goals) and the Dynamo (5-1-3, 19 GF-13 GA) have seemed to really turn it around to start this new season, with players like Alberth Ellis (4 goals), Romell Quioto (3 goals) and Mauro Manotas (3 goals) giving Houston plenty of firepower. Against the Whitecapson Friday night in this Western Conference Week 11 lidlifter from H-town, the Dynamo may not need too many goals with Vancouver notching 6 Road goals in 5 games heading in. The L5 meetings in this series shows the Under has W3 straight with Fredy Montero (4 goals) and the Whitecaps 2-2-1  and 4 Clean Sheets between the sides. With Houston feeling good about itself and Torres on tilt, backing the hosts in a low-scoring match seems best, especially with the way the orange-hot Dynamo have performed at Home this year.

Final Score Prediction: Dynamo 1 Whitecaps 0Free MLS Picks: Dynamo -118, Under 2½ +100Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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 Saturday, May 13, 2017Toronto FC vs. Minnesota United FC ·  3 pm ET

HC Greg Vanney and Toronto have been the most impressive team in the Eastern Conference of the MLS so far this Regular Season with the 1st-place Reds an unbeaten 3-2-0 here in Ontario, having allowed the second-least goals in the MLS behind upstarts FCD and SKC. As expected, TFC sparkplug Sebastian Giovinco has led the charge with Jozy Altidore helping provide one of the league’s best 1-2 scoring duos. Here against the expansion and now 8h-place Minnesota United FC on Saturday, Toronto will be facing a club starting to believe and one which shut out a tough Sporting KC squad, 2-0 in Week 10 in Minneapolis. But even with that burgeoning confidence, Christian Ramírez, Kevin Molino and MUFC are heading across the border to a city whose NHL and NBA representatives are out of the Postseason and whose MLB team is sporting the worst Record in MLB, making 2015 MLS MVP Giovinco and the Reds a valuable commodity in Ontario these Spring days.

Final Score Prediction: Toronto 3 Minnesota United 1Free MLS Picks: Toronto -1 -125, Over 2½ -222Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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 Sunday, May 14, 2017FC Dallas vs. NYCFC · 8 pm ET

The marquee matchup of MLS Week 11 comes in its last game Sunday night when David Villa and NYCFC travel to Big D to face FC Dallas, the only unbeaten club left in the MLS and one tied for allowing the least Goals (5), thanks to GKs Jesse González and Chris Seitz. FCD has allowed just 3 goals at Home in 4 matches, so Jack Harrison, Rodney Wallace and NYCFC will really have to hustle after free balls in order to get on the board against Max Urruti and stingy FCD in this fixture.

There have only been two meetings in this inter-conference series with NYCFC drawing 2-2 at Yankee Stadium last September and FCD winning the opening meeting, 2-1, in Frisco in September, 2015. NYCFC may have the creative Villa, but Kellyn Acosta and The Team Formerly Known As The Burn—still seeking its first MLS Cup—and HC Óscar Pareja will want to protect their home, Lone Star State turf in this primetime spot. Home matters.

Final Score Prediction: FC Dallas 2 NYCFC 1Free MLS Pick: FC Dallas -154Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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