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1OCK Vancouver Whitecaps PICK +145

Posted on: October 6, 2011 1:29 pm
1OCK Vancouver Whitecaps PICK +145

The expansion Vancouver Whitecaps welcome Real Salt Lake to their comfy new home at BC Place this evening.  Vancouver saw Portland snatch a 1-0 decision in the stadium opener over the weekend and will be eager to get that first W tonight.  Both squads are in the midst of a 3-game losing skid, which is especially surprising for RSL.  The Caps are eliminated from the playoffs, and are essentially playing for their jobs the rest of the season. RSL have all but locked in their playoff birth, now just playing for positioning in the final three games of regular season.  Both sides will be missing key players, namely RSL will be missing 6-7 regular starters due to suspension and international duty.  Even a less than full strength RSL squad will be solid, and Vancouver know they will have to work to get that first win in their new home.  The Caps have been playing well, just end up on the wrong side of results as of late.  If they are to get the job done tonight they will have to take their chances well against a solid RSL backline, which has shown some vulnerabilities of late in their skid.  Vancouver will be without leading scorer Eric Hassli, but with the always dangerous Camilo and goal-hungry Jarju on-hand I expect these guys will be eager to strike in his absence.  Look for the Caps to come out strong, hoping to give their faithful fans something to go home happy about tonight.  Good luck everyone. 
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