How Sharps Are Betting Dodgers vs. Mets, Brewers vs. Cardinals
Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) and the rest of the team
- Friday's Dodgers vs. Mets (7:10 p.m. ET) and Brewers vs. Cardinals (8:15 p.m. ET) MLB matchups are attracting sharp betting action.
- We examine how professionals are betting these two games.
Friday’s sharpest MLB bets come from two of the day’s highest-profile matchups.
In New York, Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers will take on Noah Syndergaard and the Mets, while the first-place Cardinals will host the Milwaukee Brewers, who are currently tied with the Chicago Cubs for the final NL Wild Card spot.
While the professional action is rather predictable for Brewers vs. Cardinals, the influx of smart money and corresponding line movement for Dodgers vs. Mets is quite rare for a matchup like this.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets
7:10 p.m. ET | Clayton Kershaw (13-5, 3.06 ERA) vs. Noah Syndergaard (10-7, 4.06 ERA)
Oddsmakers opened this total at 8 and, with two big-name starters on the mound, casual bettors would typically flock to the under, expecting a low-scoring pitcher’s duel.
But 72% of bets on this total have actually come in on the over, indicating the exact opposite is occurring.
In fact, there’s smart money on the under coming from sharps, signified by a Sports Insights Reverse Line Move on Under 8.
As a result, oddsmakers have been forced to drop the total to 7.5 in reaction to the opinions of respected bettors.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 8 to 7.5)
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
8:15 p.m. ET | Adrian Houser (6-5, 3.59 ERA) vs. Adam Wainwright (11-9, 4.16 ERA)
In St. Louis, line movement and Sports Insights’ Bet Signals are dead giveaways as to where smart money is landing on this moneyline.
After opening at +125, the Brewers have fallen to +115 despite receiving just 40% of bets.
So, what’s behind the line move?
Bet Signals triggered a Steam Move on Milwaukee at +120, revealing exactly when and at what line sharps hit the Brew Crew.
Sharp angle: Brewers (moved from +125 to +115)