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Nashville SC at Chicago Fire odds, picks and prediction – Jackson County Newspapers

Nathan Beighle  |  Sportsbook Wire

On a sports-filled Sunday, Nashville SC (11 wins, 3 losses, 11 draws) visits the Chicago Fire SC (6-15-5). The match is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET at Soldier Field. Below, we preview Nashville SC vs. Chicago Fire odds and lines, and make our best MLS bets, picks and predictions.

Coming off a Wednesday 5-1 thrashing of Inter Miami, Nashville stays on the road and travels north. Chicago has been a notoriously difficult place to come away with three points.

However, Nashville is surging, having won four of its last five matches. Chicago is the opposite of on fire right now and has lost four straight and six of its last seven.

Fourteen points outside of playoff contention, Chicago is playing more for pride in this game than postseason potential. As for Nashville, a win here could be crucial in holding down the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Nashville SC at Chicago Fire: Odds, picks and predictions

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook ; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:35 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Nashville SC +130 (bet $100 to win $130) | Chicago Fire +195 (bet $100 to win $195) | Draw +240
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -120 | U: -110)

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Prediction

Nashville 2, Chicago 2

Money line (ML)

“LEAN” to the DRAW (+240) as it’s Nashville’s specialty. The visitors have the most draws in the conference and are even the only Eastern club in double-figure ties. It’s more than just Nashville’s season history though.

Nashville has been bad away from Nissan Stadium. It has played the bulk of its games at home, and now finishes up the season on the road where it may struggle to keep their same pace.

Nashville has yet to lose at home but has lost or drawn 8 of 11 road matches. Chicago has looked competent while at home and has won or drawn 9 of 14 matches.

Considering Chicago’s strengths at Soldier Field and Nashville’s struggles away from Music City, I’d bet this game is closer than the ranking on the table suggests.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the OVER 2.5 (-120) as the best value in this match.

Nashville has one of the best attacks in MLS led by M Hany Mukhtar. Mukhtar has 12 of Nashville’s 44 goals through 25 games. Nashville averages the second-most goals per game in the East.

The Nashville defense is also less than stellar with 24 goals allowed. Chicago’s defense is one of the worst, yet the offense has averaged better than a goal per game.

If both averages come true, we’d be looking at almost a 2-1 finish. Given that Chicago has scored 20 goals in 14 home matches, it should come out strong.

This could certainly be a goal-heavy match with the Over 2.5 as the best value.

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