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United States vs Venezuela Prediction – WBC Picks 3/18/23

Venezuela vs United States
March 18, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: USA -115 / Venezuela -105 // Total: 9
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The United States and Venezuela face off in the quarterfinals of the World Baseball Classic at loanDepot Park in Miami. 

USA vs Venezuela Odds

USA is the slight favorite for this game sitting at -115 and Venezuela is the underdog sitting at -105. The total in this game currently sits at nine runs. 

United States Betting Preview

Heading into the tournament the United States were one of the favorites to win the World Baseball Classic, and although they went 3-1 in pool play, they haven’t been exactly dominant, outside the game against Canada. In the last game on Wednesday, the USA knew they only needed a win to advance, and that almost didn’t happen. The United States scored only three runs, but that was enough to win by a run. Mike Trout is having a strong World Baseball Classic and in the last game, he put up three hits and three RBIs. In this game, the United States need to get the offense going here. 

Venezuela Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Venezuela, who sits with a perfect 4-0 record, and they have been dominant. Each of the wins for Venezuela have been by at least three runs. In the last game against Israel, Venezuela scored five runs, and the pitching gave up only a run, and it was a comfortable victory. In the last game, Eugenio Suarez had a strong game finishing with three hits three RBIs, and one run. The United States has gotten praised for their lineup, but this is a Venezuela team that has a ton of talent from top to bottom. If they can get the bats going early, they are going to be in good shape. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Venezuela is going to continue its perfect run in the World Baseball Classic. Venezuela has gotten good offense so far in the four games, and they are going to continue that here. The United States offense has been a disappointment, and they are going to struggle to score again here. Back Venezuela to get the job done on the money line.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Venezuela ML -105

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