Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids 8-17-22

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Vancouver Whitecaps (8-6-11) will face Colorado Rapids (8-7-9) in the MLS Western Conference at BC Place in Vancouver on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 10:00 PM ET.


Vancouver fell to 11th place at 8-6-11 on 30 points in the Western Conference after connecting 29 goals but surrendered 44 for a -15 goal difference through 25 contests played this year.


The Whitecaps lost a road match to the LA Galaxy at 5-2 on August 14 following their recent win over Houston Dynamo at 2-1 on August 5. Ryan Gauld (38”) and Tosaint Ricketts (70’) scored a goal apiece in leading the scoring for Vancouver.


In the loss, the Whitecaps allowed five goals or more for the 4th time in the history of the club while three out of those outings were against Los Angeles.


Forward Lucas Cavallini powered the offense for Vancouver with 8 goals scored through 19 contests played while Forward Cristián Dájome dispensed 4 assists in reinforcing the frontline of the Whitecaps.


GK Cody Cropper (41-20-40 record in his career) will be posting in front of Vancouver’s goal to protect the net from the Colorado attackers on Wednesday.


The American goalie sports a clean sheet rate of 29.7% while facing 436 shots attempted against him in his 101 career starts in the majors. He earned a total of 273 saves in 8,984 minutes of goalkeeping in pro soccer.


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Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids Predictions 8/17/2022


The Colorado Rapids are in 10th place at 8-7-9 on 31 points in the Western Conference after accumulating 35 goals but yielding 37 for a goal difference of -2 after finishing 24 contests throughout the season.


The Rapids ended their recent match with Columbus by a 1-1 draw on Saturday following two successive wins versus NY Red Bulls at 5-4 and Minnesota at 4-3 in that order.


Colorado managed to even the score at 1-1 with a goal scored by Diego Rubio in the 41st minute of the match but did not make another goal resulting in a draw.


Forward Diego Rubio scored 12 goals through 22 matches in leading the offense for the Rapids while Forward Michael Barrios and Diego Rubio dispensed 5 assists each in reinforcing the offense for Colorado.


William Yarbrough (96-70-90 mark in his MLS career) will be protecting the net for the Rapids against the Whitecaps on Wednesday. He tallied 798 saves and 75 shutouts in his 257 starting assignments in the league.


Yarbrough holds a .714 save percentage and a shutout rate at 29.2% in keeping the goal for a total of 22,947 professional minutes in MLS.   


Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Colorado Rapids. The MLS Pick for this match is Colorado +170. The Rapids won their last three games versus the Whitecaps and Colorado posted three wins and three draws with just one loss through its last seven outings in the major league.


Vancouver surrendered five goals versus the LA Galaxy in their recent meeting on Saturday. The Colorado Rapids will win predicted to a score of 3-1.   


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Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 10:00 PM ET


Location: BC Place in Vancouver, Canada


Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022




MLS Odds/Point Spread: Colorado Rapids +170   


MLS Totals: 2.5


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