- Japan has -250 odds to beat Mexico in the WBC.
- There is an 8.5 run total set for the game.
- Japan has won their last five games.
MIAMI – The stage is set for the World Baseball Classic Semifinal between Japan and Mexico where the Japanese team is heavily favored to move on to the championship and face the United States national team.
Japan Vs. Mexico
- Moneyline: Japan (-250) vs. Mexico (+200)
- Runline: Japan -2.5 (-105)
- Total: 8.5 Runs
Legal online betting sites have Japan as a heavy favorite over Mexico considering how hot they’ve been throughout the entire tournament. They’ve won their last five games and have allowed just 11 runs in all of their games combined while they’ve scored a total of 47 runs.
Also, they’ve won every game by 6+ runs and put up 10+ twice in that span.
Although Bovada sportsbook has Mexico as the underdog, they shouldn’t be counted out just yet as they’ve gone 4-0 in their last four games and 4-1 overall.
What they have over Japan are wins over notable teams as they beat the United States with an 11-5 margin and Puerto Rico 5-4 – both of which are riddled with Major League Baseball stars.
Favoring The Over
If there is one bet to place in this game, it is definitely the over in total runs. Oddsmakers might’ve set this one too low with both teams hot on the offensive end.
Japan has scored 7+ runs in each of their games and has hit the over by themselves in three of their last five games. Mexico, on the other hand, has scored 10+ runs twice and have also allowed 4+ runs two times. Combined, both teams have gone over 8.5 runs in eight of their games.
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