Colorado Rapids endured their worst season in 2015. Colorado, with a 9-15-10 record, placed dead last in the Western Conference for the second time in franchise history. The Rapids, however, considerably turned things around in 2016, where they finished second in the conference with 58 points. FC Dallas, who had 60 points, were the only team to finish above Colorado. The stark difference was down to their significantly improved defensive record. Colorado, thanks in larger part to Tim Howard, conceded the fewest goals in league.
Colorado Rapids Betting Lines Today
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Colorado Rapids Standings Right Now
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How To Win At Colorado Rapids Betting
Colorado owe a lot of their success to Tim Howard. One of the best signings in recent years, Howard used every iota of experience to lead Colorado to the best defensive record in the league. Colorado allowed only 32 goals in 2016, just under one per match.
They were the only team in the MLS to allow less than a goal per match. It's the main reason the Rapids finished as the Western Conference second seed and made it all the way to the conference final.
If it weren't for Howard and his exquisite back line, Colorado would have been in trouble. They weren't the most prolific team going forward, scoring only 39 goals. Tied with Houston Dynamo, they scored the second fewest goals in the conference.
As a general rule of thumb, back the under in most Rapids' games. Until they find a way to create more offense, it's definitely the best plan of action.
Colorado loves playing at home. Maybe it's because of their loyal fan base. That's definitely partly the case. But it's also due to playing in the thin air Colorado is known for. Colorado is situated a mile above sea level, a big advantage for the home side. They're used to the air, but away teams certainly aren't. Road teams tire much quicker and struggle to finish the game with any discernible energy.
They won 11 of 17 home games and didn't lose once in Colorado. So do yourself a favor and back the Rapids at home.