MLB Sharp Report: Astros-Angels, Dodgers-Padres Attracting Saturday’s Pro Bettors
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- Sharp action has hit Saturday's MLB slate on two games in particular: Astros-Angels and Dodgers-Padres.
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals and betting market percentages reveal how the pros are betting each game.
Baseball might not necessarily be the first thing on your mind today (it’s a pretty hectic day on the sports calendar), but there are still 14 MLB games remaining on Saturday’s busy schedule, and sharps have taken notice.
They’ve already gotten down on two of tonight’s later starts, both of which will begin after the fastest two minutes in sports are up.
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Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Angels
7:10 p.m. ET
In what’s on pace to be Saturday’s most heavily bet MLB game, the Astros are drawing the third-highest bet percentage on the slate, trailing only the Rays and Braves.
But even with only a 29% backing (in both bets and dollars), the Angels’ line has dropped from +120 to +117. So why the line fall?
Per Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, pros have hit the Angels four times, triggered four steam and reverse line moves on the home underdog. That’s given oddsmakers no choice but to follow their sharper customers even if it means giving the majority of their players a better number.
Sharp angle: Angels (moved from +120 to +117)
Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Diego Padres
8:10 p.m. ET
The final matchup of the night features some more pretty lopsided betting percentages. Unsurprisingly, the Dodgers are drawing the majority of bets — 68% at the time of writing.
Those bets, however, have generated just 35% of money being wagered so far, meaning bigger — probably sharper — bettors are taking the Padres.
San Diego has also drawn two SI Bet Signals of its own to help drive one of the biggest line moves on the slate.
It’s not just the moneyline, attracting smart money in this game, though. The under has actually seen a strikingly similar betting pattern.
While picking up only 35% of bets, it’s accounted for 79% of actual money being wagered and triggered another two Bet Signals. That’s caused the market-wide consensus total to fall from its opening number of 8 down to 7.5.
Sharp angles: Padres (moved from +125 to +108), Under (moved from 8 to 7.5)