MLB Sharp Report: Pros Betting Cubs-Dodgers, 2 Other Thursday Games

Jun 13, 2019 7:15 PM EDT
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  • Sharps are betting three games on tonight's MLB slate: Angels-Rays (7:10 p,m. ET), Tigers-Royals (8:05 p.m. ET) and Cubs-Dodgers (10:10 p.m. ET).
  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals and Action Network betting market percentages reveal which bets the pros are making.

Wiseguys split their two Wednesday plays, cashing the Brewers-Astros over but losing the Orioles moneyline. With the Stanley Cup Final now over, there is one less sport to captivate the attention of the action-thirsty betting public. Sharps hope this brings more recreational money over to the MLB market, leading to an increased contrarian edge for pro bettors.

After analyzing Thursday’s short 11-game schedule using the betting tools available at Sports Insights and The Action Network, I’ve identified sharp action coming down on a trio of MLB games.


>> All odds as of 2:10 p.m. ET.  Download The Action Network App to get real-time MLB odds and track your bets.


Betting Terms to Know

Steam Move: Sudden, drastic and uniform line movement across the market caused by an overload of sharp action from respected players.

Reverse Line Movement (RLM): When the betting line moves in the opposite direction of the betting percentages. It’s a top smart money indicator.

Line Freeze: When one side is getting heavy betting, but the line won’t budge, indicating sharp liability on the other side.

Juice: The tax or commission that bettors must pay sportsbooks in order for them to accept your wager. A -115 juice means a bettor would have to wager $115 to win $100.


Los Angeles Angels (33-35) @ Tampa Bay Rays (41-26)  

7:05 p.m. ET | Tyler Skaggs (4-6, 4.96 ERA) vs. Ryan Yarbrough (5-2, 4.32 ERA)

When betting over/unders, one of the biggest and oldest mistakes that casual bettors make is adding up the ERA’s (earned run average) of both starting pitchers and comparing it to the total for the game.

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