Free WBC Pick: United States vs Dominican Republic Odds
Looking for United States vs. Dominican Republic free plays? World Baseball Classic betting sees the United States taking on the Dominican Republic on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. 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) United States vs. Dominican Republic (4-1)
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA.
Projected Pitchers: Duffy vs. Santana
WBC Moneyline Odds: US -110 / DR -115
WBC RunLine Betting Odds: US +152 / DR -202
WBC Betting Total: 7.5 (Over -110 / Under -110
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Danny Duffy had to win his first start with the United States 1-1 in Pool C but that was against Canada. This is a similar spot against a far different opponent.
Duffy is one of the most unpredictable pitchers in Major League Baseball but he didn’t have to mix against Canada. He throws each his sinker, slider, curveball and changeup 10 percent of the time.
Against the Dominican Republic, Duffy will probably mix all of his pitches. He’s probably the best guy the US could have going in this one, which is no doubt one of the reasons Leyland chose to slot him in the three spot in the rotation.
The United States’ best chance to make things will happen will be right off the bat against Ervin Santana. The problem is that the Americans have started slowly of late. The only game the Americans didn’t start a little slowly was against the DR in the first round.
The Dominican Republic hit Andrew Miller en route to a comeback win in that one. It should count on no such thing this time around.
That puts the DR at a disadvantage with Santana at the start. If the US gets a lead it will be determined to keep it this time, which makes the start of this game crucial to both sides.
The biggest thing the DR has going its way is the abundance of right-handed bats to take on Duffy. Righties have hit 67 points higher against Duffy than lefties over the last three MLB seasons. That fact evens the starting pitcher matchup.
Free United States vs. Dominican Republic WBC Prediction: it goes over.
Righties do hit Duffy far better than lefties but they don’t hit him any better than the average hitter does Santana.
4* Free WBC Betting Pick: Over 7.5 -110
If both teams score four we’ve got a winner. We’d actually have at least nine runs so if you come across anyone who offers 8.5 for a bigger over payout, I’d take it. This one will stay close the whole way.
WBC Free Score Prediction: United States 5 – Dominican Republic 4
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