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After examining all percentages and line movement for Monday’s 13-game slate, here are four MLB bets that professional players are focusing on today, including games that start at 4:10, 7:10 and 10:07 p.m. ET.

All data as of 2:00 p.m. ET

Chicago Cubs – Cincinnati Reds Under 8.5

4:10 p.m. ET

The Great American Ball Park is known as a hitter-friendly venue, so of course more than 70% of bets are taking the Over here. Not the sharps. As always, they’re paying attention to factors that public bettors largely overlook. In this case, the weather. The wind is blowing straight in from center. Wiseguys at Pinnacle got down hard on Under 9, then the sharps at JustBet hit Under 8.5. This overload of smart money caused a trio of steam and reverse line moves. The juice on the Under 8.5 is up to -115 at Bookmaker, which signals it may even fall further down to 8.

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