Daily Sports Betting Preview 08/03/2021 – Sydney McLaughlin, Cubs/Rockies, Frances Tiafoe Odds

  • Sydney McLaughlin is a -275 betting favorite to win the women’s 400m hurdles gold medal.
  • The total for the Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies game is set at 11.5 runs.
  • Frances Tiafoe has -110 odds to beat Jenson Brooksby in the ATP Washington event.

LAS VEGAS – The United States is expected to bring home another gold medal, this time in the women’s 400m hurdles. Also, there is an MLB total set way too high as well as a tennis event with some interesting line placement.

Sydney McLaughlin: Women’s 400m Hurdles Favorite

Sydney McLaughlin set the world record for the women’s 400m hurdles in Olympic qualifying in June with a time of 51.90 seconds. She’s just 21-years-old but is labeled as a moderate favorite by the online sportsbooks.

Tokyo 2021 - Women's 400m Hurdles

  • Sydney McLaughlin (USA) -275
  • Dalilah Muhammad (USA) +400
  • Femke Bol (NED) +400

Aside from the top three athletes, the odds jump straight to +12500, really showing that it’s a three-person race.

Delilah Muhammad is likely the biggest threat as Femke Bol could potentially need a career-best day in order to win. However, it remains McLaughlin’s race to lose.

MLB Betting: Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies are hosting the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. The Rockies have the second-lowest wRC+ (78), fourth-lowest WAR (1.1) and are in the bottom 10 of many other categories over the last 30 days.

Cubs vs Rockies Total Odds

  • Over 11.5 EVEN
  • Under 11.5 -120

While the Cubs are better than the Rockies at the plate, it isn’t by much. Chicago ranks league-average at best, placing 16-20 in most major statistical categories.

Despite neither team having much offensive prowess, MLB betting sites leave the total at an extremely high number.

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The pitching matchup isn’t exactly favorable for the Under as Zach Davies (6-7, 4.39 ERA, 1.51 WHIP) and Kyle Freeland (1-6, 4.52 ERA, 1.48 WHIP) will take the mound, but Freeland recorded a 2.40 ERA in his 30.0 innings in July and could keep it going into August.

ATP Washington: Frances Tiafoe vs Jenson Brooksby

Frances Tiafoe and Jenson Brooksby have some extremely similar stats. The two are within 1% of each other in First Serve Percentage, First Serve Points Won, Break Points Saved, Second Serve Return Points Won, and Total Points Won.

Tiafoe vs Brooksby Moneyline Odds

  • Frances Tiafoe -110
  • Jenson Brooksby -110

The differences come in position in the world rankings, Service Games Won and Return Games Won. Tiafoe has the edge in the world rankings by about 80 spots and on the serve (80% win rate on service) while Brooksby has the edge on return (25% break rate).

Tiafoe has done so through a much larger sample size and often against better competition which could be the main reason why anyone betting on tennis may choose to side with Tiafoe.

With good value on either side, Tiafoe’s experience could prove to be the biggest factor in this match.