Free WBC Pick: Colombia vs United States Odds
Looking for Colombia vs. United States free plays? World Baseball Classic betting sees Colombia taking on the United States on Friday, March 10, 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) Colombia vs. United States (0-0)
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida, USA
Projected Pitchers: Quintana vs. Archer
WBC RUNLine Odds: USA -2.5
WBC MoneyLine Betting Odds: Columbia +400 / USA -550
WBC Betting Total: 9.5 (Under -133)
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Colombia strikes just a little fear into both the United States and Dominican Republic in Pool C because of its pitching. No, hitters do not actually like to face Jose Quintana in March just after snapping out of hibernation.
And it is Quintana in the opener, who was an All-Star for the Chicago White Sox last season. He’s a badass lefty with nasty stuff. When I say “badass” I mean that he’s as good as any pitcher in the Classic.
For the US, the strategy is simple, use his pitch count to your advantage and get the stud out of there. That is, unless the White Sox haven’t put any limits on the guy and showcase season starts early, which isn’t a bad idea.
Otherwise, watch Jorge Alfaro behind the plate. He’s one of the Phillies’ very best prospects.
The thing is, if the US does hit Quintana it will almost certainly win. The Colombians can only win a low-scoring game because its pitching is so much better than its lineup. The Americans have options.
Because a couple runs could be good enough with Chris Archer and a whole lot of bullpen after that. It’s not nearly as good as it could be, but the American ‘pen is still the best in the tournament.
Fastball, changeup, slider gets it done for Archer. He didn’t have a great season last year because of a really bad start. I’m not worried about that kid at all.
But who is the leader of this team? It’s usually the concern with most high-profile American National Teams.
Free Colombia vs. United States WBC Prediction:
Put Quintana on an island and keep him there. If he’s out of the game by the fourth inning, the US has plenty of time to do damage.
4* Free WBC Betting Pick: USA -500
The under is priced a little too high at this point, which sounds funny to say because I’m gulping juice with the money line. But value is value.
WBC Free Score Prediction: Colombia 2 – United States 6
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