Geodis Park hosts a highly-anticipated MLS showdown on Saturday evening. Atlanta United FC visits Nashville SC in the second battle between the sides in less than two weeks. Nashville SC defeated Atlanta United in a U.S. Open Cup match earlier in May, and Nashville SC toppled Montreal by a 2-1 margin on Wednesday. Atlanta United has four wins, four losses and three draws in 2022, with Nashville SC posting five wins, four losses and three draws in MLS play.
Caesars Sportsbook lists Nashville SC as the +110 favorite (risk $100 to win $110) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United odds. Atlanta United is a +275 underdog, a draw is priced at +225, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Kickoff in Nashville is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Before locking in any Atlanta United vs. Nashville SC picks, you need to see what SportsLine soccer insider Brandt Sutton has to say.
Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine's top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe. Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 79-57 in his last 136 soccer picks, returning over $1,500 for $100 bettors.
Now, Sutton has broken down Atlanta United vs. Nashville SC from every angle and just revealed his MLS picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United.
- Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United money line: Nashville +110, Atlanta +275, Draw +225
- Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United spread: Nashville -0.5 (+100)
- Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United over-under: 2.5 goals
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- Nashville SC: Won last two matches against Atlanta United
- Atlanta United: Lost five of six matches on the road
Why you should back Atlanta United
Atlanta United has a rest advantage against Nashville SC, with the visitors enjoying nearly a full week between matches. Atlanta United is above-average as an attacking squad, posting 17 goals in 12 matches and 1.55 goals per 90 minutes. Atlanta United has the best pass completion percentage in MLS at 83.8, including 90.3 percent on short passes, and a league-leading 68.2 percent on long passes.
Atlanta United also has plenty of star power and creation from Ronaldo Cisneros. Cisneros is No. 3 in the MLS with 0.81 goals per 90 minutes this season, and he also ranks in the top five in expected goals per 90.
Why you should back Nashville SC
Nashville SC has a potent defense. The club has allowed only 13 goals in 12 matches, giving up only 1.08 goals per 90 minutes this season. Nashville SC is tied for the best mark in MLS with only seven assists allowed, and Atlanta United has only eight assists in 12 matches. Nashville SC has a 75.6 percent save percentage, an above-average mark in MLS play, and Nashville SC is far better defensively than an Atlanta United club that has allowed 16 goals. From there, Nashville SC is dominant at home, as evidenced by a 23-match unbeaten streak across competitions.
Nashville SC became only the seventh club in MLS history to post an undefeated home record over a full season in 2021, and Nashville SC is 2-0-1 at home this season. That is backed up by the best expected goal differential per 90 minutes (+1.19) at home of any club in the Western Conference, and Atlanta United has dropped five of its last six matches on the road. Nashville SC is also enjoying head-to-head success against Atlanta United, including two wins in the last two matches.
How to make Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United picks
Sutton has analyzed the Atlanta United vs. Nashville SC match from all sides. He's locked in a pair of strong best bets, one on the side and another on a prop he loves. He's only sharing those picks here.
So who wins Atlanta United vs. Nashville SC? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United match, all from the soccer expert who is 79-57 in his last 136 soccer picks, and find out.