Daily Sports Betting Preview 3/8/2021: Premier League, College Basketball, MLB

  • Chelsea F.C. has -180 odds to defeat Everton F.C. on the three-way moneyline.
  • The undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs are 18-point favorites over the Saint Mary’s Gaels.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers have -130 odds to beat the Los Angeles Angels.

LAS VEGAS - Welcome to this Monday edition of the Daily Sports Betting Preview!

Today’s Preview kicks off with a look at the Premier League matchup between Chelsea F.C. and Everton F.C. Then, the Gonzaga Bulldogs face off against the Saint Mary’s Gaels in NCAA basketball action. Finally, in MLB Spring Training, the Los Angeles Angels take on the Milwaukee Brewers.

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started!

Premier League Betting

Chelsea and Everton are currently in the fourth and fifth spots in the Premier League respectively. With the top four teams in the Premier League qualify for the Champions League, matchups like this are incredibly important in securing CL football.

Chelsea vs. Everton Three Way Moneyline

  • Chelsea -180
  • Everton +550
  • Draw +305

Chelsea, traditionally a far stronger team than Everton, are heavy favorites in this matchup. The odds for this matchup are reminiscent of Manchester City taking on Manchester United - the two teams are theoretically close together, but on the odds boards, one has a clear advantage.

Chelsea vs. Everton No Draw Moneyline

  • Chelsea -550
  • Everton +400

Chelsea’s -550 odds on the no-draw moneyline underscore their advantage in this matchup. It’s worth noting, however, that Everton have won their last three matches in a row, while Chelsea have won only one, with two draws.

Chelsea vs. Everton Spread

  • Chelsea -1.0 (-110)
  • Everton +1.0 (-110)

The spread favors Chelsea by one goal, which unlocks some intriguing wagering for soccer betting enthusiasts.

One could wager on Chelsea on the spread, and accept the potential of a single goal victory being a push, in exchange for significantly better odds than Chelsea on the three-way moneyline.

However, in this matchup, goals might be hard to come by, so a one goal victory might be a very likely outcome for Chelsea.

NCAA Basketball Betting

The Saint Mary’s Gaels are set to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs in a matchup that the sportsbooks do not seem to think will be very close.

Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga Moneyline

  • Saint Mary’s +1000
  • Gonzaga -2200

Gonzaga, still undefeated, remain the number one team in the country, and are looking at a potentially perfect season.

They aren’t tipped to lose that record tonight, with Saint Mary’s entering this matchup as a 14-8 unranked team. Gonzaga, at 24-0, has a perfect record both at home and on the road, but the spread is a bit of a different story.

Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga Spread

  • Saint Mary’s +18.0 (-110)
  • Gonzaga -18.0 (-110)

The spread for this matchup favors Gonzaga by 18 points, which is not a wholly uncommon occurrence for the Bulldogs.

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These big spreads are tough to cover, even for a team as good as Gonzaga, and the Bulldogs have an 11-11-2 record against the spread. This game will be played at a neutral site, however, and Gonzaga boasts a 5-1 record in their last six neutral site games.

Saint Mary’s enters this matchup on a bit of a spread losing streak, having failed to cover the spread in five of their last six games. The spread for this matchup is surely large and likely deserves to be so.

The question for college basketball betting fans is how confident they are in Gonzaga covering a spread of this magnitude.

MLB Spring Training Betting

MLB’s Spring Training is in full swing, and MLB betting enthusiasts can start to get a picture of their favorite teams entering the 2021 season.

Today’s featured MLB matchup pits the Milwaukee Brewers against the Los Angeles Angels.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Milwaukee Brewers

  • Los Angeles Angels +110
  • Milwaukee Brewers -130

Both of these teams are expected to end up near the middle of the pack in the 2021 MLB season.

The Angels have +4500 odds to win the World Series, while the Brewers have +5000 odds, both far out of true contention.

This head-to-head matchup sees the Brewers as mild favorites, likely due to their home-field advantage. Andrew Heaney will likely be taking the mound for the Angels, while Brandon Woodruff appears set to be his counterpart for the Brewers.

Of the two, Woodruff has been the statistically superior pitcher, with a .991 WHIP in the shortened 2020 season. Heaney put up a 1.230 WHIP in the 2020 season and has a career 1.248 WHIP.

This matchup should favor Woodruff, and therefore the Brewers, who have not only the starting pitching advantage but home-field advantage as well.

To what degree these things matter in Spring Training is up for debate, but that’s a question that MLB betting enthusiasts will have to answer when wagering on this matchup.

Good luck!