Free WBC Pick: Venezuela vs Italy Odds
Looking for Venezuela vs. Italy free plays? World Baseball Classic betting sees Venezuela taking on Italy on Saturday, March 13, 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.
(1-2) Venezuela vs. Italy (1-2)
Date: Monday, March 11, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Estadio Charros de Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
Projected Pitchers: Bencomo vs. TBD
WBC Moneyline Odds: Venezuela -200 / Italy +155
WBC RunLine Betting Odds: Venezuela -139/ Italy +100
WBC Betting Total: 12.5 (Over -125 / Under -101)
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Sluggish and overpriced: that’s Venezuela’s stock description for the last week. Yet here it is in a play-in situation with one more shot to survive and advance, which is as much as any team can do in this year’s format.
The only negative to winning a play-in game is that the pitching staff, in this case, Venezuela’s double-digit ERA pitching staff, has to squeeze nine more innings in between the first and second round. Some minor league guy who strikes out something like 6 per nine will start tonight.
I wasn’t surprised that Venezuela got up for Italy last time – its only win – but that had more to do with Puerto Rico embarrassing them the night before than it did anything to do with the Italians.
I’m just skeptical that this team is invested in the tournament, which is a shame at the same time that it’s a little fun. This game tonight might really be more of a pain in Venezuela’s ass than a second chance.
The exact opposite is true for the Team Italy, which I’ve praised robustly ever since initially underestimating – ok, utterly disrespecting.
Italy approached that Puerto Rico game as their one chance to get in and watching Mexico play spoiler after must have been uplifting.
It will be good, hard, feisty baseball from the team that’s more grateful for a second chance.
Free Venezuela vs. Italy WBC Prediction: the team that wants it more wins.
Think it stays tight the whole way and maybe even goes low. The value is most definitely with the plus money.
4* Free WBC Betting Pick: Italy moneyline (+155) and runline (+100)
Venezuela is impossible to back and Italy is so easy. It’s usually a good idea to just go with the easiest play. Italy feels like the right side to me, half on the money, half on the run.
WBC Free Score Prediction: Venezuela 4 – Italy 5
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