Daily Sports Betting Preview 09/01/2021 – World Cup Qualifiers, US Open, MLB Odds

  • Russia and Croatia both have odds of +175 on the moneyline for their FIFA World Cup Qualifier match on Wednesday.
  • Diego Schwartzman has -230 odds to beat Kevin Anderson in the second round of the US Open.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays’ team total is set at 5.5 runs with the OVER being a -130 betting favorite against the Baltimore Orioles.

LAS VEGASFIFA World Cup Qualifiers continue on Wednesday with Russia and Croatia battling for the top spot in Group H. Also, the second round of the US Open begins as the MLB season regular season continues to wind down.

World Cup Qualifiers: Russia Vs. Croatia

Croatia and Russia currently hold the top spots in Group H of qualifying as the two are set to meet on Wednesday afternoon. Both countries are 2-1 thus far and whichever team wins this match would take a big lead over the other in the Group. Online sportsbooks give neither side an advantage.

Russia Vs. Croatia Moneyline Odds

  • Russia +175
  • Croatia +175
  • Draw +210

Croatia has allowed just one single goal in their first three games, while Russia has allowed four, making them good for the second-most in the group. However, the Russians are the highest-scoring team in Group H with six goals. Ultimately, it may come down to a good offense against a good defense, and in soccer, the defense tends to come out on top.

US Open Odds: Diego Schwartzman Vs. Kevin Anderson

Diego Schwartzman and Kevin Anderson will meet in the second round of the US Open on Wednesday night. This will be the third meeting between the two in their careers and Anderson holds the 2-1 H2H edge but tennis betting sites list Schwartzman as the favorite this time around.

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Schwartzman Vs. Anderson Moneyline Odds

  • Diego Schwartzman -230
  • Kevin Anderson +190

Anderson was once a top-five player in the world, but that time has long since passed. He’s a big server who is winning 89% of his service games this season but is winning a career-low 11% of his games on return. Schwartzman may be over a foot shorter than his opponent, but he has won 35% of his return games this season which is second-best in the world only behind Rafael Nadal.

MLB Betting: Toronto Blue Jays Vs. Baltimore Orioles

Matt Harvey will be pitching for the Baltimore Orioles which naturally means it may be beneficial to take a look at the opposing team’s total. In this case, it just happens to be the Toronto Blue Jays who are one of the better hitting teams in the league.

Toronto Blue Jays Team Total

  • OVER 5.5 -130
  • UNDER 5.5 EVEN

Harvey has a 6.18 ERA and 1.51 WHIP this season and has allowed 17 runs in his 25.0 innings pitched during the month of August. In his five starts in August, the opponent scored at least five runs with each outing and averaged seven runs per game. MLB betting sites may have underestimated Toronto in this spot.