Cuba vs USA Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for World Baseball Classic Semifinal (Americans Ride Momentum to Victory)
Cuba vs USA Game Info
- 2023 World Baseball Classic Semifinal
- USA (4-1) vs. Cuba (3-2)
- Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
- Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: loanDepot Park -- Miami, FL
- Coverage: FOX Sports 1
The 2023 World Baseball Classic continues on Sunday with an exciting semifinal clash between USA and Cuba. USA posted a 3-1 record in Pool C before it defeated Venezuela 9-7 in a quarterfinal clash on Saturday, while Cuba posted a 2-2 record in Pool A before it beat Australia 4-3 on Wednesday.
USA vs Cuba Odds & Spread
- All WBC betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: USA: (-430) | CUBA: (+320)
- Spread: USA: -1.5 (-210) | CUBA: +1.5 (+168)
- Total: 9.5 -- Over: (-124) | Under: (+102)
USA enters this contest as a clear favorite on the moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 9.5 runs, with the over favored at -124 odds.
USA vs Cuba Prediction & Pick
Every USA fan went through a roller coaster of emotions on Saturday night. The team got off to a hot start when it scored 3 runs in the first inning, but pitching woes helped Venezuela take a 7-5 lead late in the contest. A grand slam off the bat of shortstop Trea Turner gave USA a thrilling victory in Miami.
Keep in mind Cuba's pool play took place in Taiwan and its quarterfinal game took place in Tokyo, meaning the team had to travel a long way in order to be in town for the semifinals. It'll be interesting to see if that has any impact on starting pitcher Roenis Elias, who has yet to allow a run in WBC action.
USA will counter with veteran Adam Wainwright. The 41-year-old gave up one run (solo home run) across 4.0 innings (49 pitches) his last time out in pool play. He may not even need to be at the top of his game on Sunday considering USA's lineup is averaging an impressive 7.0 runs per game so far.
Final Score Prediction: USA: 6 | Cuba: 3
USA vs Cuba Best Bet
Cuba didn't get to the semifinals by accident, but it's worth noting that its lineup does not feature the same firepower as other teams in contention. White Sox teammates Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert headline an offense that has little big game experience. USA has chock full of big game experience.
USA has momentum on its side is looking to repeat as WBC Champions. This one won't be too close.
Bet: USA -1.5 (-210)
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