Free WBC Pick: Netherlands vs Israel Odds
Looking for Netherlands vs. Israel free plays? World Baseball Classic betting sees Netherlands taking on Israel on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. 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.
(2-0) Netherlands vs. Israel (2-0)
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017 (March 8 ET)
Time: 10:00 PM (March 8) ET, 12 PM local
Venue: Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul, South Korea
Projected Pitchers: Cordemans vs. Marquis
WBC Moneyline Odds: Netherlands -215 / Israel +166
WBC RunLine Betting Odds: Netherlands -136 / Israel +100
WBC Betting Total: 9.5 (Over -120)
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The Netherlands looked impressive in shutting out South Korea. Rick van den Hurk tossing the first four innings, allowing just three hits.
We also got some questions answered regarding the positioning of players. Hensley Meulens decided to put Jurickson Profar in center field and Xander Bogaerts at third to make room for Simmons and Schoop up the middle.
The result? Eleven hits and five runs in the first game against South Korea, including a homer from Profar, and six more runs in a comeback win yesterday against Chinese Taipei.
The only thing that could slow the Netherlands down might be its tight schedule. If you live on the East Coast of the United States, the Dutch will actually play two games on Wednesday, early morning against Taipei and late night against Israel.
Meanwhile, Israel comes in with a little more rest. It got to 2-0 on Tuesday and enjoyed a day off on Wednesday. Perhaps they would have liked to just keep playing after banging out 12 runs on 20 hits against Chinese Taipei.
The Israelis got three hits apiece from Ike Davis (he doesn’t seem so funny now), Nate Freiman and Tyler Krieger. Ryan Lavarnway took Boston Red Sox fans on a trip back to a week in 2012 when they believed he could replace Jason Varitek.
Pool play is a bit different from the MLB regular season because you don’t have time to come back down to Earth. Israel has outplayed everybody’s expectations so far and only have to keep it up for a few more games.
With the Netherlands’ win over Taipei yesterday or today, depending where in the world you are, Israel has clinched a spot in Pool E. Position is all that’s left to determine. Jason Marquis gets the start.
Free Netherlands vs. Israel WBC Prediction:
Both lineups are hot but the Netherlands has a speed advantage that gives it the ability to score in more ways than one. Superior defense might also play into a Netherlands win.
4* Free WBC Betting Pick: Netherlands Run Line (-136)
The Dutch top Pool A and position themselves for another run in Pool E.
WBC Free Score Prediction: Netherlands 8 – Israel 4
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