It’s been a struggle for MLB wiseguys this season. The public is enjoying their best year since 2005 as favorites getting 70% or more of tickets are hitting at a 65% clip, +9.2 units this season. From 2005-17 they hit at a 59% clip, -366.5 units.

With basketball and hockey over, baseball is now the only game in town. The sharps are confident this will lead to increased public action, elevated contrarian value and big regression to the historical norm.


After analyzing Monday’s small eight-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed two MLB bets that professionals are focusing on, starting at 7:05 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. ET.

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