The United States and Cuba face off in a semifinal matchup in the World Baseball Classic at loanDepot Park.
USA Betting Preview
The United States went 3-1 during pool play, and they were tested on Saturday, but they were still able to secure a victory over Venezuela. At the end of the top of the first, they were up 3-0, but the pitching had some issues, and at one point they were losing. In the top of the 8th, Trea Turner hit a grand slam to give the Americans the lead for good. The United States ended up winning 9-7. They ended up with 15 hits. Mike Trout has had a big World Baseball Classic, and he finished with one hit and one run. On the mound for the United States will be Adam Wainwright, who sits with a 1-0 record, and he has gone 2.25 ERA.
Cuba Betting Preview
Cuba did their pool play in the Taiwain, and have to come back to the United States for the semifinals. On March 15th, Cuba faced off against Australia, and they were able to secure a 4-3 victory. Cuba scored three runs in the 5th inning and that was the difference on the way to the victory. Roel Santos had a strong game, finishing with one hit and two runs. On the mound for Cuba, Roenis Ellis, who sits with a 0-0 record, and he has gone 2.57 ERA. In this game, if Cuba wants to win, it’s going to need to be the pitching that steps up.
Shane’s Free Pick
The United States offense has been good so far in the tournament, and they are going to continue the success here. The United States scored nine runs in the last game, and they are going to run up the score here. Cuba is going to have no answer, and this is going to be an easy victory for the United States. Back the United States -2.5.