New York Red Bulls at Los Angeles Galaxy preview, odds and prediction

Apr 18, 2021; Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy attacker Cameron Dunbar (25) dribbles the ball between Inter Miami CF defender Nicolas Figal (5) and Inter Miami CF defender Joevin Jones (33) during the second half at DRV PNK Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Red Bulls (0 wins, 1 loss, 0 draws) travel to meet the Los Angeles Galaxy (1-0-0) at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Sunday. The match is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the New York Red Bulls vs. Los Angeles Galaxy odds and lines, and make our best MLS bets, picks and predictions.

The Red Bulls suffered a 2-1 setback to Sporting Kansas City in their season opener last weekend. MF Caden Clark got the Red Bulls off to a good start with a goal at 48′, but Sporting MF Gabi Kinda struck on a penalty kick, and F Daniel Salloi hit a goal just one minute later for the gut-wrenching loss for NYRB.

The Galaxy were involved in a shootout in South Florida against Inter Miami CF. Galaxy F Chicharito struck for two goals, and MF Sacha Kljestan bagged the game-winning goal at 81′ for the strong start.

New York Red Bulls at Los Angeles Galaxy: Odds, picks and predictions

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 11 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: New York Red Bulls +200 (bet $100 to win $200) | Los Angeles Galaxy +120 (bet $100 to win $120) | Draw +240
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +125 | U: -175)

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Los Angeles Galaxy 3, New York Red Bulls 1

Money line (ML)

The GALAXY (+120) are a good play on their home pitch against the visiting Red Bulls.

L.A. showed the veteran Chicharito can still be a force in this league even though the star is getting a little long in the tooth. The Red Bulls won the two most recent meetings, but these sides haven’t met since May 4, 2019, so that two-game win streak by NYRB is rather irrelevant since the retooled Galaxy look like they might be ready for a nice season.

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Over/Under (O/U)

The Galaxy showed last week they can pile up the goals, especially on the road. They rolled up 3 strikes in Fort Lauderdale against Inter Miami CF.

Meanwhile, the Red Bulls gave up 2 goals in two minutes last week, and hit the Over 2.5 in their match. We should see at least 4 goals here.

Bet the OVER 3.5 (+125).

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