Free WBC Pick: Canada vs Dominican Republic Odds
Looking for Canada vs. Dominican Republic free plays? World Baseball Classic betting sees Canada taking on Dominican Republic on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, USA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all WBC & MLB baseball matchups all tournament & season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions.
(0-0) Canada vs. Dominican Republic (0-0)
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida, USA
Projected Pitchers: Dempster vs. TBD
WBC Moneyline Odds: Canada +255 / Dominican Republic -357
WBC RunLine Betting Odds: Off
WBC Betting Total: 9.5 (Under -125)
Television: MLB Network
Live MLB Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Ryan Dempster starts for Canada, which might not have been notified that this is actually the 2017 edition of the World Baseball Classic.
But Kevin Chapman also has Major League experience with Houston and Andrew Albers, currently in the Braves’ minor league system, will eat innings, and probably feed the batters he faces too.
But while emerging countries are gaining ground on the competition each year, Canada just seems to keep pace, with one big name defining its roster.
It was Larry Walker in the ’90s and Jason Bay in the 2000s. Even with Freddie Freeman manning first base this year, Canada won’t escape a pool with both the USA and DR.
The defending champs will miss Edwin Encarnacion and Hanley Ramirez from the 2013 team, but have re-tooled, adding some reinforcement with Adrian Beltre and Manny Machado.
How will Tony Pena handle the left side of the infield?
He has Jose Reyes and Jean Segura, or will he play Machado at short? It would almost be criminal to use either he or Beltre as a designated hitter.
Carlos Santana and Robinson Cano complete the right side with speed and power available in the outfield.
Pena could very well trot 43-year-old Bartolo Colon out there on Thursday and save Carlos Martinez or Ivan Nova for the US.
It helps that the DR’s bullpen is loaded. Dellin Betances, Jeurys Familia and Francisco Rodney headline but don’t be surprised if the young Yankees’ starting pitcher Luis Severino plays a big role out of the ‘pen too.
Free Canada vs. Dominican Republic WBC Prediction:
A classic international mismatch. Canada always seems to play a little better than people expect but it should not be a real problem for the Dominicans.
4* Free WBC Betting Pick: Over 9.0
I don’t see how Dempster will hold down the DR’s offense. If a run line does become available closer to first pitch, I would liken it even though the Dominican Republic may potentially only come to the plate eight times.
WBC Free Score Prediction: Canada 3 – Dominican Republic 8
If you’re looking for more picks like this Canada vs. Dominican Republic matchup we’ll be providing 4* free WBC plays on the blog all tournament long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free MLB Baseball picks!
Check out our Updated MLB Betting Odds.