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Seattle Sounders vs. LAFC prediction, odds, line: Top soccer expert reveals 2022 MLS picks for Friday, July 29

MLS action takes center stage on Friday evening in California. LAFC hosts the Seattle Sounders in a Western Conference tilt. LAFC is setting a high bar this season, while Seattle is near the middle of the table. Banc of California Stadium hosts the festivities in a rematch of a 1-1 draw earlier in the season.

Kickoff from Los Angeles is scheduled for 11 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists LAFC as the -185 favorite (risk $185 to win $100) in its latest LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders odds. Seattle is a +490 underdog, a draw is priced at +325, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders picks or MLS predictions, be sure to check out what proven soccer insider Jon Eimer is saying.

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He also compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.

Now, Eimer has taken an in-depth look at LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders and just locked in his picks and MLS predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines for Seattle Sounders vs. LAFC:

  • LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders money line: LAFC -185, Draw +325, SEA +490
  • LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders spread: LAFC -1.5 (+140) 
  • LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders over-under: 2.5 goals
  • LAFC: Most points (45) in MLS this season 
  • SEA: Snapped a three-match losing streak in its last contest 
  • LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders picks: See picks here.

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Why you should back LAFC

LAFC is scalding-hot this season. The Black and Gold are on a three-match winning streak, with seven wins in the last nine matches. LAFC also leads MLS with 45 points and 14 wins this season, including a stellar home record. At home, LAFC has eight wins, two draws, and only one loss, the best mark in the West. In contrast, Seattle has lost six of its 10 road matches this season. 

LAFC has strengths on both ends, but its offense is stellar. The Black and Gold are No. 2 in MLS with 42 goals this season, and LAFC is one of two clubs that is averaging at least two goals per game. That includes a run of at least two goals in seven of the last nine matches, and LAFC ranks firmly in the top five of MLS with 25 assists. On top of that, LAFC’s defense has allowed only 22 goals, No. 1 in the Western Conference, and the Black and Gold have held opponents to 13 assists, the second-best mark in MLS. 

Why you should back Seattle

Seattle has a tough matchup against a red-hot LAFC side, but the Sounders also played well in their last contest against Colorado. That victory stopped a three-match losing streak, and Seattle’s defense is potent. The Sounders have allowed only 25 goals, second-fewest in the Western Conference, and Seattle ranks in the top three of MLS with only 14 assists allowed. Seattle has a stellar 75.8 percent save rate, and LAFC is below-average in possession at 46.9 percent. 

On the other end, Jordan Morris leads a strong offensive attack. Seattle is No. 1 in MLS in short pass completion rate at 90.1 percent, and the Sounders have an 82 percent pass completion rate overall. Morris, a 27-year-old star, has 41 goals since debuting in 2016, and he leads Seattle with six goals this season.

How to make LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders picks

Eimer has taken an intensive look at the LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders matchup. He has locked in three confident picks to go along with a full match breakdown. He’s only sharing his MLS picks at SportsLine.

So who wins LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders in Friday’s matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders match, all from the expert who is red-hot on his soccer picks, and find out.  

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