Free WBC Pick: Italy vs Puerto Rico Odds
Looking for Italy vs. Puerto Rico free plays? World Baseball Classic betting sees Italy taking on Puerto Rico on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Estadio Charros de Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico. 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.
(1-1) Italy vs. Puerto Rico (2-0)
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM ET
Venue: Estadio Charros de Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
Projected Pitchers: TBD vs. TBD
WBC Moneyline Odds: Italy +147 / Puerto Rico -195
WBC RunLine Betting Odds: Italy -133 / Puerto Rico -102
WBC Betting Total: 10.5 (Under -110 / Over -125)
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Had I gone the other way with my winner, Italy/Venezuela would have been an over winner and hell of a final score call. But Venezuela was the 11-10 winner and nixed our big day. Pool D is better for it, though.
We have a an awesome final day in the best opening-round pool of the Classic today. The final day unless we’re lucky enough to get a play-in tomorrow.
One way that will happen is if Italy beats Puerto Rico and if Mexico goes 0-3. The other possibility is if Italy and Venezuela both lose, and everyone but Puerto Rico ends up 1-2.
Of course, a win for Italy gives it a shot to get in outright, while a loss means it needs some help. Pound for pound, Italy has been the toughest opponent in the tournament and will be a tough KO.
I like Puerto Rico’s spot. It hasn’t clinched a place in Pool F but must be feeling like a tournament favorite. That makes this afternoon against Italy – a team Puerto Rico should hope to defeat no matter who is pitching – a nice test.
It’s just such a great mix of youth and age. Where it has Lindor, Correa and Baez it also has Beltran, Molina and Pagan. And while Angel Pagan’s name is on the screen, let me recognize how awesome of a leadoff hitter he is. I love that guy.
Bottom line, don’t expect anybody on Team Puerto Rico to start looking ahead until 27 Italians have been retired. They are too well-disciplined and intelligent to let that happen. They also must believe this is their year.
Free Italy vs. Puerto Rico WBC Prediction: Puerto Rico’s talent prevails.
The first two games weren’t easy on Italy’s pitching staff and now it’s at the bottom of the depth chart for Puerto Rico. If Italy does lose this afternoon, I’ll be pulling hard for Mexico in the nightcap.
4* Free WBC Betting Pick: Puerto Rico -195
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WBC Free Score Prediction: Italy 6 – Puerto Rico 10
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