Free WBC Pick: Israel vs Japan Odds
Looking for Israel vs. Japan free plays? World Baseball Classic betting sees Israel taking on Japan on Wednesday March 15 2017 at the Tokyo Dome, in Tokyo, Japan. 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.
(4-1) Israel vs. Japan (5-0)
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 5:00 AM ET
Venue: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
Projected Pitchers: Zeid vs. Senga
WBC Moneyline Odds: Japan -400 / Israel+270
WBC RunLine Betting Odds: n/a
WBC Betting Total: 8.5 (Over -139/ Under +108)
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Here’s the deal with the final game of Pool E:
The worst Japan can finish is in a tie with the Netherlands and Israel at 2-1. It would likely find itself in a play-in with the Israelis because the Netherlands beat its Pool A partner so badly, so Japan is out to win.
Israel gets into that tiebreak scenario with a win, otherwise it’s all done.
So it’s do or die for Israel who is giving Josh Zeid his first start of the tournament. Zeid will be 30 in nine days and he was drafted 317th overall in 2009.
He’s been Israel’s best pitcher in three appearances out of the bullpen, where he has finished three games. In those three games Zeid won once and picked up two saves, allowing one hit and no runs in six innings combined.
I don’t see why starting the game should be much different for Zeid. But I’m also sure skeptics will be quick to attribute a poor outing to that rather than the more reasonable explanation, which is Team Japan can rake.
Japan scored another eight in its win over Cuba. That win didn’t come nearly as easily as the Netherlands’ most recent victory of Cuba did, however, and something tells me I’ll be writing about the Dutch again in a few days.
No matter. Tomoyuki Sugano makes his second start after not walking any batters in the first 4.1 innings of Japan’s win against Australia all the way back in its second game of Pool A.
While Japan may not hit Zeid (though it probably will), he won’t be in the game for any more than 50 pitches. I also think Japan’s pitching completely shuts down the Israel offense and books its ticket to America.
Free Israel vs. Japan WBC Prediction: Japan stays undefeated.
Cut and dry.
4* Free WBC Betting Pick: Japan -400
I’ll lay the -400, even with a desperate Israeli side. We’ve been on a decent little run over the last week.
WBC Free Score Prediction: Israel 0 – Japan 5
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