MLB betting fans were impressed with the opening round wins of both teams, who easily beat the MLB odds to start WBC play. MLB betting fans got an easy win with Cuba, who beat South Africa 8-1 on Sunday.
Cuba is one of the tournament favorites and has a lot of weapons against the MLB odds. In their win against South Africa second baseman Hector Olivera went 2-4, scored 2 runs, and drove in one on a solo home run.
Left fielder Frederich Cepeda was another MLB betting asset for Cuba in the game as he went 2-3, scored 2 runs, drove in 2 more, and hit 2 home runs for a monster effort in this MLB betting opener. Right fielder Alfredo Despaigne was 2-3 with a run and 2 RBI and a home run.
Left fielder Yoennis Cespedes chipped into the MLB betting payoff by Cuba with a 2-4 effort that included a home run. Starting pitcher Norge Vera went 6 innings and allowed just 2 hits, 0 runs, and struck out 6.
Cuba was almost banned from MLB betting action three years ago in the first WBC but was eventually allowed in and immediately made an impact.
Many MLB betting handicappers will recall that Cuba is an international baseball power that won gold at the 2004 Olympics at Athens as well as the International Baseball Federation World Cup that same year in the Netherlands. Australia looked surprisingly strong in their 17-7 mercy win over the MLB odds against home standing Mexico.
Mexico led 7-4 after four innings before the Aussies exploded for 13 runs in innings five through eight to get the MLB betting win. Right fielder Chris Snelling had a monster MLB betting performance for Australia as he was 3-5 with 3 runs, 3 RBI, and 2 home runs.
First baseman Ben Risinger was another MLB betting star in the game as he went 2-5 with 2 runs, 3 RBI, and a home run.
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