WBC Odds & Favorites: USA Serves as Big Favorite With Spot in Finals Secured
Team USA has advanced to the World Baseball Classic finals, with the second spot on the line when Japan and Mexico square off on Monday. Who will advance to the championship game against the Americans? Read on for our top odds for the WBC.
The Americans defeated Cuba with ease on Sunday, very much looking the part of heavy favorites.
On Monday, Japan plays Mexico with the final looming.
Team USA is once again the favorite after briefly giving way to Japan entering the quarterfinals.
Here is our look at the best 2023 WBC odds with one semifinal game remaining.
WBC odds 2023
World Baseball Classic odds as of Sunday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m. ET.
WBC odds: Favorite
USA (-165 via DraftKings)
Team USA had a somewhat shaky start to the 2023 WBC tournament with a lackluster 6-2 win over Great Britain and an 11-5 upset loss against Mexico in Game 2. Things turned around with a dominant 12-1 win over Canada.
The Americans have returned to their winning ways and destroyed Cuba in the semifinals to become significant favorites to win the title.
WBC odds: Contender
Japan (+195 via FanDuel)
Japan dominated Pool B while playing at home in Tokyo. Led by MLB star Shohei Ohtani, Japan went 4-0 with a 47-11 run differential. It'll try to dispatch of Mexico to progress to the finals against Team USA.
WBC odds: Long shot
Mexico (+650 via FanDuel)
Mexico showed its resilience in the semifinals by securing a massive comeback win against Puerto Rico. Can its special WBC run continue on Monday vs. Japan?
Recent WBC winners
- 2017: United States
- 2013: Dominican Republic
- 2009: Japan
- 2006: Japan
Who won the last World Baseball Classic?
The United States defeated Puerto Rico 8-0 in the 2017 World Baseball Classic final. The event has not been held since due to complications involving the COVID-19 pandemic.
When will the World Baseball Classic be played?
Pool play will take place from March 8-15. The Quarterfinals will run March 15-18. The semifinals take place March 19-20, with the championship game on March 21.
Where will the World Baseball Classic be played?
Pool games will be hosted in Taiwan, Japan, Miami and Phoenix. The quarterfinals will be held between Tokyo, Japan and Miami. The semifinals and championship will be held in Miami.
How to watch the World Baseball Classic
Pool play will take place from March 8-15. The quarterfinals will run March 15-18. The semifinals take place March 19-20, with the championship game on March 21. The tournament will be broadcasted exclusively by FOX networks.
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