World Baseball Classic odds have the Dominican Republic team favored at 8-5 with the United States the 2-1 second choice. World Baseball Classic betting odds have been moving quite a bit since the rosters for each team have fluctuated. Those World Baseball Classic odds could move again with more injuries being announced. Alex Rodriguez might not play for the Dominican team and that would be a huge loss for them.
The difference between the two favorites in World Baseball Classic betting looks to be pitching. The U.S. looks to have the edge in World Baseball Classic betting. The United States is led by star pitchers Jake Peavy and Roy Oswalt and they have a bullpen with closers J.J. Putz and Jonathan Broxton. The U.S. does not have quite the lineup that the Dominican team has but it is close. With last year’s league MVP Dustin Pedroia, Jimmy Rollins, Derek Jeter, Chipper Jones, David Wright, Kevin Youkilis, Adam Dunn, Curtis Granderson and Shane Victorino, the U.S. team should score runs on a regular basis and impact World Baseball Classic odds.
The U.S. team has two great starters but then some question marks in World Baseball Classic betting. Oswalt and Peavy are better than any other pitchers in World Baseball Classic betting but then it is Ted Lilly and Jeremy Guthrie as the other two starters.
The United States has gotten a lot of press in World Baseball Classic betting but they are not the only team with a chance. The Dominican Republic team has a great lineup but questionable pitching. They are still the favorite in World Baseball Classic odds though. Japan is the third choice in World Baseball Classic betting and they might have a better “team” than any of the others. Japan just does things right and that is important in this type of tournament.
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