Weather can have a huge influence on baseball totals. When the wind is blowing in it can knock down potential homers and turn them into warning-track outs. In the same vein, wind blowing out can push deep fly balls into first-row souvenirs. With heavy winds (and cold temperatures) expected throughout much of April, sharp bettors will be focusing on how to turn inclement weather and soft totals into units won.
After analyzing Tuesday’s 14-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed four MLB bets that professional players are focusing on, including games that start at 4:05, 4:35, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m. ET.
All data as of 2:15 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay Rays-New York Yankees Under 7.5
4:05 p.m. ET
Wiseguys have been in love with this Under ever since the line came out. Last night they hammered Under 8.5 at Pinnacle and then came back moments later and hit Under 8 at Heritage. Earlier this afternoon, sharps tripled down on Under 8 at Pinnacle. The total is down to 7.5 and the Under is still getting juiced up (-120), so it may drop even further to 7. Why are sharps steaming the Under so hard? Because of the weather. Yesterday’s game was snowed out. And today’s forecast calls for light rain, low 40s and wind blowing in from center field.