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    2023 World Baseball Classic USA vs. Japan line, odds: Proven expert releases pick for Tuesday's championship game

    Matt Severance, who is up more than $6,500 with his baseball picks the last three seasons, has released his pick for Tuesday's World Baseball Classic championship game between the USA and Japan
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    The champion of the 2023 World Baseball Classic will be crowned when the United States and Japan square off in the World Baseball Classic title game on Tuesday at loanDepot park in Miami. The Americans advanced to the final after blowing out Cuba, 14-2, in a semifinal on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Japanese scored six runs in the final three innings, including two in the bottom of the ninth, to rally for a 6-5 victory over Mexico in the second semifinal on Monday. 

    First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The United States is listed as a -155 money-line favorites (risk $135 to win $100) in the latest USA vs. Japan odds from Caesars Sportsbook with Japan a +130 underdog. The over/under for total runs is 10. 

    Before making any Japan vs. USA picks or baseball predictions, be sure to check out what SportsLine expert Matt Severance has to say.

    Severance is a well-connected writer and handicapper who has worked in the industry since 2005. He has crushed with his baseball picks for SportsLine, going 780-528-8 since 2020, which translates to a 59.6 winning percentage and a profit of $6,541 for $100 bettors.

    Severance knows that the deep American lineup is on a roll. Over the last two games, Team USA has scored 23 runs on 29 hits with a .439 batting average. The Phillies' Trea Turner is particularly hot, going 4-for-8 with eight RBI and three runs scored. He already has set the American record for most home runs in a WBC, with four.

    But Severance also has taken into account that Shohei Ohtani is swinging a hot bat. The two-way star and former American League MVP has a .450 batting average during the World Baseball Classic. In Monday's win over Mexico, he went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs and ignited Japan's ninth inning rally with a leadoff double.

    For Tuesday, Severance has locked in a confident pick for USA vs. Japan and the World Baseball Classic. We can tell you he's leaning Under the total, but he knows a crucial X-factor makes one side a MUST-BACK! You ABSOLUTELY need to see what it is before locking in any picks of your own.

    Who wins USA vs. Japan on Tuesday? And what critical X-factor makes one side a must-back? ... Join SportsLine right now to see which side of Japan vs. USA to jump on, all from the expert who's up more than $6,500 on baseball picks the last three seasons!

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    SportsLine Staff

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