MLB Sharp Report: 6 Saturday Games that Wiseguys Are Hitting
The Final Four will hog most sports bettors’ attention tonight, but the sharpest betting indicators have come from today’s loaded MLB slate. Six games in particular, ranging for 4 to 9 p.m. ET, have been getting hammered by wiseguys since the morning.
With the help of The Action Network’s sports betting data and tools, I’ve broken down the favorite Saturday plays of professional bettors.
Toronto Blue Jays (-105) vs. New York Yankees
4:07 p.m. ET
The Blue Jays have dropped the first two games in this series, but sharps seem to think that the third game will be the charm for Toronto. Only 43% of bettors have taken them, but 59% of the money is on their side which has moved their line from +125 to -105. They were also hit by sharps at Pinnacle this morning, triggering a Steam Move. (Sports Insights’ Pro members get access to these premium Bet Signals for every game.)
As you can see, there was also a move on the over in this one. Though that hasn’t caused the total to change, the juice has increased from -110 to -120.
Tampa Bay Rays (+114) vs. Boston Red Sox
6:10 p.m. ET
As has been the case in the first two games of this series, sharps are fading Boston’s public backing. Only 31% of bettors are taking Tampa, but they’ve attracted 53% of the moneyline dollars wagered on this game.
Another Pinnacle Steam Move has helped bring the Rays down from +135 to +114.
Minnesota Twins (-116) at Baltimore Orioles
7:05 p.m. ET
This game has split bettors down the middle, with 51% taking Baltimore. The money tells another story, however, as 74% of dollars have landed on the Twins, taking them from a +106 underdog to a -116 favorite.
More Pinnacle steam has also contributed, with wiseguys getting on this one at -106.
Miami Marlins (+188) vs. Chicago Cubs
7:10 p.m. ET
In one of the most lopsided games tonight, 74% of bettors have taken Yu Darvish and the Cubs as a -210 favorite, thinking they can’t possibly lose two in a row to Miami. Sharps don’t seem to care about last night, however, as 69% of dollars and a 5Dimes Steam Move have brought the Marlins down a couple of cents from +190 to +188.
Colorado Rockies (+126) at Arizona Diamondbacks
8:10 p.m. ET
The Rockies haven’t been able to pull out a win in this series so far, and tonight won’t be any easier as they’ll face Zack Greinke. Seventy-three percent of bettors are behind Greinke, but yes, you guessed it, the sharp money is on Colorado.
Along with the 54% of dollars wagered on the Rockies, early Bet Signals were triggered from SBG and CRIS, moving them from +140 to +126.
San Francisco Giants (+179) at Los Angeles Dodgers
9:10 p.m. ET
The Giants find themselves in an almost identical spot to the Marlins tonight, coming off a low-scoring win against a superior team. Sixty-nine percent of bettors are expecting a bounceback from LA, but 86% of dollars wagered so far have come on San Francisco. This being the latest game tonight, that number should start to level out as more bets come in, but it’s still an indication that early sharp money is on the dog.
Photo: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger and Giants right fielder Hunter Pence