World Cup fever is in full swing, which means the betting market is saturated with recreational money. Wiseguy baseball bettors hope this increased public action leads to MLB crossover, resulting in higher ticket counts and elevated contrarian value. This doesn’t mean that baseball pros double down and risk multiple units for the next month, it just means that they’re operating with an increased edge. As always, sharps stick to the “Grinders with Blinders” mind-set: stay the course, think long term, stick to flat betting.
After analyzing Monday’s 16-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed four MLB bets that professionals are focusing on, starting at 7:05 p.m., 7:07 p.m., 7:10 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. ET.