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FC Cincinnati vs. New England Revolution odds, picks and predictions

Nathan Beighle
Sportsbook Wire

FC Cincinnati (6 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw) welcomes the New England Revolution (3-5-3) to TQL Stadium. Kickoff Saturday is set for 6 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the FC Cincinnati vs. New England odds and lines, and make our best MLS bets, picks and predictions.

The Revolution have been a shadow of the team that consistently took the pitch last season. Without GK Matt Turner and F Tajon Buchanan, the Revolution sit in 11th place on the Eastern Conference table.

F Adam Buksa who has 6 goals and 2 assists leads the team in scoring and helps captain the offensive output with M Carles Gil, who has 3 goals and 5 assists. New England has scored 18 and allowed 20 in 11 matches.

FC Cincinnati has soared up the table with 4 straight wins and is just 1 of 2 playoff teams with a negative goal differential. They have a similar tandem in F Brandon Vazquez and M Luciano Acosta, the first of which has 8 goals and assists and the latter of which has 6.

FCC has never had a 3-game winning streak in club history, so they're playing quality soccer right now. They've scored 16 and allowed 18 in 12 matches.

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FC Cincinnati vs. New England Revolution odds, lines, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: FC Cincinnati +180 (bet $100 to win $180) | New England Revolution +145 (bet $100 to win $145) | Draw +260
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -165 | U: +133)

Prediction

FC Cincinnati 2, New England Revolution 2

Money line (ML)

LEAN DRAW +260.

FC Cincinnati has been on fire, but that flame will eventually be quenched. The Revolution haven't gotten many results this season, but they have drawn two straight matches 2-2.

New England has drawn 2 of its 5 road games. FCC has yet to draw at home, but they have actually been far worse at TQL than on the road, posting just a 2-3-0 record.

In 2 of FCC's 4 recent wins, they've either tied or had fewer expected goals than their opponent. They're a solid side, but this streak will come to an end soon.

A draw, at +260, gives good value considering how each team has played this season.

Over/Under (O/U)

LEAN ALTERNATE OVER 3.5 (+145).

FC Cincinnati hasn't necessarily won at home, but they've been a scoring machine, also giving up a large number of goals on their home field.

In 5 home games, FCC has scored 9 goals and allowed 8, which includes a 1-0 loss to D.C. United to start the season. They've gone over 3.5 goals in 2 of 5 home games.

FCC also has the league's leader, Acosta, in total attacking assists. As for New England, it has gone over this total in 2 straight and in 4 of its last 6. Gil is tied for the second-most assists in the MLS.

This should be a high-paced game against 2 sides that have had relatively disappointing defenses so far this season. Expect a plethora of goals, which is why the alternate Over is my favorite play.

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