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- Although I'm making my MLB Sharp Report debut, you're in good hands.
- Sharp bettors have found value in three small favorites/dogs Saturday night, all in the National League.
Sharp bettors keep plugging along after the All-Star break and are making up for early season losses. With nearly all of Saturday’s MLB games starting at night, they’ve been patiently picking out value on small favorites/underdogs.
After analyzing the remaining 15-game slate, I’ve identified three bets that sharp money has focused on (all bets risk one unit).
>> All data as of 1:30 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time MLB odds and track your bets
Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds
- Sharp angle: Reds (+112)
- First pitch 6:40 p.m. ET
Matt Harvey is not getting any love for Cincinnati, as the Reds are the least popular bet of the day with just 18% of tickets. At four of the squarest offshore sportsbooks around the market, Cincy is getting even less support with just 10% of the bets. Philadelphia is clearly the public darling on Saturday night.
Despite the extremely lopsided support, the line has barely budged off the opening number. There was even a small reverse-line move toward the Reds overnight, signaling that sharp money is picking its spot on Cincinnati.