Yesterday was a perfect example of why sharp bettors love baseball so much. Wiseguys went 2-2 with their plays, but because they focused on plus-money dogs (Angels +130, White Sox +166) and avoided big favorites, they turned a profit of +0.86 units. This may not seem like much, but when you compound it over the course of a 2,430 game regular season, it adds up bigly when all is said and done.

 

After analyzing Thursday’s 12-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed two MLB bets that professional players are focusing on, starting at 3:40 and 8:10 p.m. ET.

All data as of 2:20 p.m. ET

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres (+102)

3:40 p.m. ET

The public wants nothing to do with the 1-5 Padres. But wiseguys see a profitable buy-low opportunity. San Diego is only getting 28% of bets but it accounts for 39% dollars, a sign of smart money taking the home dog. Using our Sports Insights bet signals, we noticed a trio of steam and reverse line moves on the Fathers at Sportsbook, CRIS and BetUs. Despite the heavy betting on Colorado, the line has remained stagnant. This “line freeze” indicates sharp liability on San Diego.

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Credit:

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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