How Sharps Are Betting Mets vs. Phillies Friday Night

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Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola

  • Sharp bettors are quietly playing tonight's Mets vs. Phillies (7:05 p.m. ET) MLB matchup.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we examine how smart money is affecting the Mets vs. Phillies line.

Week 1 of the 2019 college football season is officially underway, yet bettors are still showing plenty of interested in professional baseball.

Friday’s MLB slate is attracting significant action from both casual and professional bettors, forcing oddsmakers to be aggressive with line moves to stem the flow of building liability.

However, not every line move is the result of sharp action, and conversely, not every professional play is going to jump off the page when comparing opening to current lines.

In fact, today’s Mets vs. Phillies matchup provides a perfect example of a game quietly attracting action from the market’s sharpest bettors.

Philly opened as a -155 favorite against New York and currently sits at a consensus of -146, so the wiseguys are clearly on the Mets, right?

It appears that way, but the line history tells a different story.

After opening at -155, the Phillies plummeted to -131, and that’s when the sharps struck.

Smart money jumped on Philadelphia, highlighted by a Steam Move from PointsBet shortly after 9:50 a.m. ET, explaining why this line has skyrocketed back toward the opener.

Steam refers to sudden, uniform line movement caused by professional bettors getting down on the same side of the one game at multiple sportsbooks, all at once.

While this game’s movement doesn’t seem out of the ordinary at first glance, it’s clear that sharp action is the reason for the buyback from its low point Friday morning.