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How to Watch Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Lineups, odds, game thread

Can the Quakes get a win in Portland (yes, you read that right)?

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at San Jose Earthquakes Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Lineups:

More of the same for the Quakes in this one.

Vancouver also keep it familiar from recent games.


The San Jose Earthquakes will aim to keep climbing in the Western Conference when they face the Vancouver Whitecaps on the road Saturday night. No, the Quakes won’t be going to Vancouver, they’ll be playing at Providence Park in Portland, the Whitecaps’ temporary home while travel remains limited to Canada for American teams during the coronavirus pandemic.

This is a tale of two data points coming in for San Jose. On one hand, the Quakes have posted a 2-0-0 record against the Whitecaps so far this season, one win in Orlando and one at home. The track record has been good so far, but each game is a little different.

And that leads us into the other data point: The Earthquakes have never won a regular-season game at Providence Park. Is that more because of the Portland Timbers, or the venue? Well, here’s a chance to test the hypothesis out to find out!

San Jose have picked up points in five of their last six games, while the Whitecaps have won two of their last three. However, their most recent game was a 1-0 loss to the LA Galaxy in the last minute. They were unlucky not to get a point, to be honest, in that one.

So will San Jose continue to get points on the Whitecaps, or will a Vancouver side starting to put it together get the last laugh of the regular season? We’ll see what happens in Portland.

Odds:

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday evening, San Jose are (+108) while Vancouver are (+210). The odds of a draw are (+280), so the bookmaker gives the Earthquakes a slight edge, a bit surprising considering their history at Providence Park, although I don’t think the Whitecaps should be big favorites, either.

How to Watch:

Saturday’s match between the Quakes and Whitecaps will be televised locally on NBC Sports California, and in the rest of the United States on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7 pm PT with kickoff to follow.

Come chat about the game with us in the comment section below!

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