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United States vs Canada Prediction – WBC Picks 3/13/23

Canada vs United States
March 13, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: USA -500 / Canada +400 // Total: 11.5
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The United States and Canada face off on Monday in the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field in Phoenix. 

United States Betting Preview

The United States come into this game with a 1-1 record, and now there are all kinds of pressure on them to come away with a victory in this game. On Saturday against Great Britain, they fell behind early, but the offense managed six runs to secure the victory. On Sunday, the pitching was awful against Mexico, giving up 11 runs. The offense managed five runs total, but three of those runs came late.  Coming into the World Baseball Classic, there was concern about the pitching, but confidence in the offense. After two games, the offense hasn’t lived up to the expectations, and the pitching has left a lot to be desired. Make sure to check out Monday’s WBC game between Puerto Rico vs Israel.

Canada Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Canada, who opened up their World Baseball Classic with a victory over Great Britain on Sunday. The offense scored 18 runs and that led to the 10-run victory. The pitching did have its struggles though, giving up ten runs, and the pitching is going to need to be much better here. Tyler O’Neil had a strong game, finishing with four hits, four runs, and four RBIs. Otto Lopez also had a good game, finishing with two hits, two runs, and two RBIs. The pitching early in the game was a big issue, but at the end of the game, the pitching was better. In this game, if the pitching is good, it’s going to give them a strong chance to win, especially with the way the offense looked against Great Britain. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The pitching for the United States has been a major issue, and they are going to struggle again with the pitching. Canada has already proven they can score with the 18 runs that they were able to score, and they are going to continue that success. The pitching for Canada has also been an issue, and the United States’ offense is going to break out in this game. Back the over to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Over

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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