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Late Money Steadily Moving World Series Game 1 Betting Line

Oct 23, 2018 4:12 PM EDT
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Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: J.D. Martinez

  • The Boston Red Sox opened as -150 favorites against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series (8:09 p.m. ET on FOX).
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze why the line has moved from Red Sox -150 up to -174.

It’s no surprise that a World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox is driving massive interest from even the most recreational sports bettors.

Interestingly, after Boston opened as a -150 favorite on Monday afternoon, the line remained relatively stagnant until late Tuesday morning.

At around 10:35 a.m. ET, Red Sox money started hitting the market. By 2:55 p.m. ET, the line touched -160 for the first time, and it didn’t stop there.

As of writing, Boston sits at -174 with LA posted at +156 (after opening +130).

So, what’s driving this late movement?

According to The Action Network’s public betting data, ticket percentages are basically even with Boston drawing 55% of wagers on the moneyline.

However, our money data reveals that 83% of moneyline dollars are also on the Red Sox, up from 69% as of 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday.

Based on the current line movement and betting data, it’s clear that steady Red Sox money has pushed this line up to the current number.

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