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While the sporting world was fixated on NBA and NHL playoffs and the Kentucky Derby, sharp MLB bettors quietly crushed over the weekend. Despite the disastrous Indians-Yankees Under Bad Beat (tied, 0-0, entering the 7th, then scored 11 runs in the 8th/9th), wiseguys still went a combined 4-2 with their Saturday and Sunday plays. Pro Players will look to keep the good vibes going today.
After analyzing Monday’s small seven-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed three MLB bets that professional players are focusing on, including games that start at 8:10, 10:05 and 10:10 p.m. ET.
All data as of 2:30 p.m. ET
Minnesota Twins (+115) at St Louis Cardinals
8:10 p.m. ET
The Cardinals are coming off a marathon 14-inning win Sunday night that finished off a 3-game sweep of the archrival Cubs. St. Louis is riding high and it’s no surprise that the public is back on the Cards tonight. However, despite receiving 59% of bets, St. Louis has fallen from -138 to -125. This reverse line movement is evidence of sharp bettors getting down on the road dog Twins. Wiseguys at Pinnacle steamed Minnesota +129 and now they’re down to +115. The Twins also enjoy a massive bets vs. dollars discrepancy — they’re only getting 41% bets but 83% dollars. A cherry on top for sharp Twins backers: American League teams have dominated Interleague Play since 2005.