The two teams that entered the WBC with the best odds to advance out of pool play, the USA and Mexico will test each other out on Sunday night.
Team USA is coming off a game against Great Britain on Saturday night. The defending WBC champs will continue their title defense on home turf, even if they’re the away team this time.
Meanwhile, Mexico will be looking to advance past the quarterfinals for the first time ever this year. They’ve appeared in every other WBC but got stalled there every time they advanced out of pool play.
Neighboring nations will meet somewhere fairly close to the border. Let’s see who will come out on top in the desert.
USA vs. Mexico Match Details
Fixture: USA @ Mexico
Date and Time: Sunday, March 12 2023, 10:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Chase Field
USA vs. Mexico Betting Odds
USA vs. Mexico Starting Pitchers
Team USA hasn’t announced a starting pitcher for this game yet. However, don’t be surprised if it’s Lance Lynn of the Chicago White Sox or Miles Mikolas of the St. Louis Cardinals. Colorado’s Kyle Freeland is also a possible option.
For Mexico, the Los Angeles Angels’ Patrick Sandoval is the projected starter for this game. The 26-year-old had the best year of his career in 2022. He nearly doubled his career innings pitched in the majors and finished with personal bests in most metrics. That includes a 2.91 ERA and 2.09 FIP.
USA vs. Mexico Betting Prediction
Both sides are deep on the pitching end, and whoever the USA decides to trot out there will be a solid option. The bullpens are also more than capable of coming in and throwing clean innings consistently. Team USA has an All-Star lineup, and Mexico’s isn’t nearly as deep, but the pitchers should be the stars of the show in this game. Take the under.