Free WBC Pick: Netherlands vs Cuba Odds
Looking for Netherlands vs. Cuba free plays? World Baseball Classic betting sees Netherlands taking on Cuba on Tueday, March 14, 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.
(3-2) Netherlands vs. Cuba (2-3)
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (March 15th local time)
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
Projected Pitchers: Markwell vs. Blanco
WBC Moneyline Odds: Netherlands -300 / Cuba +223
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The Netherlands played the role of gravity in its 10-1 blowout of Israel the other day. We’ll see how Israel’s first loss affects it in its final Pool E matchup with Japan.
The win leveled the Netherlands’ record in Pool E at 1-1 with just Cuba left.
If the Netherlands wins, it’s all but in with Japan set as a big favorite over Israel in the nightcap at the Tokyo Dome. Israel would still have a chance to say something about that but the Netherlands would be sitting pretty in a tiebreak with a blowout win over Israel and a close loss to Japan already in the books.
A Cuban win would lock up a semifinal appearance for Japan and give Israel a chance to get in with a win.
The Dutch offense has been rolling ever since it sputtered in its first game against Israel at the conclusion of Pool A. If it’s willing to take walks against a wild Cuban staff, the Netherlands should keep putting up crooked numbers.
A Dutch win doesn’t guarantee anything for the victor, but it does eliminate the loser. Cuba knows that it must win this game and will turn to Lazaro Blanco who faces off against Diegomar Markwell in a matchup of two great pitcher names.
Alfredo Despaigne still paced the offense in yesterday’s loss to Japan but he did get some help finally. Yosvani Alarcon collected three hits of his own and second baseman Yurisbel Gracial homered to give Cuba its initial 2-1 lead.
Cuba’s ‘pen just couldn’t hold off Japan, which isn’t unlike any team that is playing in the Far East.
It’s a must-win for, but Cuba also has the revenge factor going for it. The Netherlands defeated the Cubans twice in 2013. The elimination game ended 7-6.
Free Netherlands vs. Cuba WBC Prediction: Cuba isn’t done yet.
I’m not calling a Cuba win, but it’s the smarter side in a game that could go either way.
4* Free WBC Betting Pick: Cuba +223
It’s a big number attached to a desperate team with adequate talent.
WBC Free Score Prediction: Netherlands 7 – Cuba 4
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