The LA Galaxy aim to stop a three-game losing skid on Sunday night when they host Atlanta United in a cross-conference MLS matchup. LA has never defeated Atlanta United in club history. Dignity Health Sports Park hosts the matchup in Carson, Calif., with both teams aiming to strengthen their position in the MLS table.
Kickoff is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Galaxy as the -112 favorite (risk $112 to win $100) in its latest LA Galaxy vs. Atlanta United odds. Atlanta United is a +270 underdog, a draw is priced at +295, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 3.5. Before making any Atlanta United vs. LA Galaxy picks or MLS predictions, be sure to see what proven soccer insider Brandt Sutton is saying.
Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 109-82 in his last 191 soccer picks, returning more than $2,800 for $100 bettors.
Now, Sutton has taken an in-depth look at LA Galaxy vs. Atlanta United and just revealed his MLS picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines for Atlanta United vs. LA Galaxy:
- LA Galaxy vs. Atlanta United money line: LA -112, Draw +295, ATL +270
- LA Galaxy vs. Atlanta United spread: LA -0.5 (-125)
- LA Galaxy vs. Atlanta United over-under: 3.5 goals
- LA: Five-time MLS Cup champions
- ATL: One win in last six MLS matches
- LA Galaxy vs. Atlanta United picks: See picks here.
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Why you should back the LA Galaxy
LA has a talented roster at all levels. 34-year-old forward Chicharito has seven goals this season, and he finished No. 3 in MLS with 17 goals a year ago. Elsewhere, Dejan Joveljic has tallied in five straight home matches for the Galaxy, and he is in the top five of MLS with 0.33 goals per shot. Joveljic has eight goals in less than 650 minutes this season, and that pair leads the Galaxy to 18 goals in home matches in 2022.
LA has two or more goals in four of the last five MLS matches, and the Galaxy are near the top of MLS in pass completion rate at 82.6 percent. The Galaxy should also benefit from the shortcomings of the visitors, as Atlanta United has six losses in nine road matches this season. Atlanta United also has only one victory in the last six matches, with the second-worst save rate (57.1 percent) and 31 goals allowed in MLS this season.
Why you should back Atlanta United
Atlanta United has a potent offense and strong club history. The Five Stripes are above-average in MLS this season with 29 goals, ranking in the top five of the Eastern Conference in expected goals. Atlanta United also leads all of MLS in pass completion rate at 84.0 percent, with individual standouts to lead the way.
Former MLS MVP Josef Martinez has five goals and three assists in 13 matches, and Martinez ranks in the top 10 of MLS in averaging 0.82 goals + assists per 90 minutes. Thiago Almada is in the top eight of MLS with 0.39 assists per 90 minutes, and the 21-year-old from Argentina also has three goals this season. Atlanta United is also unbeaten against the LA Galaxy in club history, and the Galaxy have only one win in the last seven matches across competitions, losing three straight in MLS play.
How to make Atlanta United vs. LA Galaxy picks
Sutton has taken an intensive look at the LA Galaxy vs. Atlanta United matchup, and he’s leaning over on the goal total. He also provides two confident best bets and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing those MLS picks on SportsLine.
So who wins LA Galaxy vs. Atlanta United in Sunday’s matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Atlanta United vs. LA Galaxy, all from the expert who is red-hot on his soccer picks, and find out.