Online MLB Betting Ruling Against WashingtonPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
The end of the 1st half of the online MLB betting season has begun to poke its ugly head. While that may mean that the season is halfway over, it also means that now is the perfect opportunity to hit up baseball betting sites in order to take advantage of lucrative sportsbook bonuses on MLB lines. Before we take a look at some of Wednesday’s favorable matchups, let’s find out what went down this Tuesday.
Tuesday’s MLB Sportsbook Recapitulation
Tuesday’s MLB action started off rather rough for the New York Mets who were feeling sore after the 11-4 beating the Nationals game them. Interestingly enough, there would be another 11-4 finish later on in the day, when the Red Sox picked up their 6th straight win in a row by defeating the Rangers for the second day a row.
After the Nats delivered the day’s first blowout, sportsbook players got treated to a handful of intense matches. The Blue Jays defeated the Yankees 4-1, putting the AL East title even further away from New York. The Tigers picked up a 5-3 win over the Giants, which didn’t do much for Detroit since they’re still 7 games behind Cleveland in the AL Central.
The Angels delivered arguably the most heated contest of the night. The Twins ended up coming out on top in that bout, 5-4. Minnesota is now within a game and a half of tying the Indians. The marlins beat the Cardinals 5-2, the Rays beat the Cubs 6-5, and the A’s slipped past the White Sox 6-7.
The Pirates delivered the first shutout of the night, beating the Phillies 3-0. A little later on the Padres would deliver a 1-0 shutout against the Cleveland Indians. The Cincinnati Reds beat the Rockies 8-1 and the Dodgers pulled out a close one against the Diamondbacks 4-3.
The other blowout of the night came from the Houston Astros who blew the Braves out of the water 16-4. With that victory, the Astros have retained their title as the winningest team in the MLB.
There is a total of 15 games on deck this Wednesday, with three of those contests receiving national attention. The Dodgers-Diamondbacks game shows some promise, considering last night’s results. However, since the Mets got embarrassed by the Nats last night, sportsbooks are dying to know if they’ll be able to bounce back.
New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals – Wednesday, July 5th
When: 7:08 pm ET
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Series: Game 3 of 3-Game Series
Stream: MLB TV, Watch ESPN
Online MLB Betting Odds:
New York Mets -1 ½ (+145) 9 (+110) -114
Washington Nationals +1 ½ (-165) 9 (-130) +104
New York Mets
The Mets paddle their way into this matchup with a 38-45 record that ranks them as the 3rd worst team in the NL East team. New York is currently a staggering 11 ½ games behind the division-leading Nationals. Additionally, the Mets own a slight 1-game lead over 4th place Miami.
New York enters this contest riding a 3-match losing streak, including the last two against the Nationals. To help break the streak the Mets will be starting Jacob deGrom this Wednesday. deGrom is 8-3 on the season with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.
The Nationals come into this matchup with a 50-34 record that paints them as the best team in the NL East, 9 games ahead of their nearest challenger (Atlanta Braves). The Nationals have won their last three games and are on track to make their second straight postseason appearance. Despite their winning streak, the online MLB betting odds are siding with New York this evening.
To help prove the odds wrong, the Nationals will be starting Tanner Roark. Roark is 6-6 on the season with a 5.27 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. Roark has been rather poor lately, posting an eye-raising 9.00 ERA in his last 3 innings.