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It’s Friday, which is arguably the best day of the week for sharp MLB bettors. Public players are finishing their work weeks and more apt to get down on games (specifically favorites and home teams), which leads to increased ticket counts and more contrarian value. Throw in the U.S. Open and World Cup and the market is even more saturated with money from recreational bettors.
This doesn’t mean sharps double down and risk multiple units, it just means that they’re operating with an increased edge. As always, wiseguys stay the course and stick to flat betting.
After analyzing Friday’s 15-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed four MLB bets that professionals are focusing on, starting at 7:07 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:35 p.m. ET.