Sharps Betting A’s-Halos, 4 Other Saturday MLB Games
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Kole Calhoun
- Sharps went 1-2 on Friday night.
- Saturday's board features plenty of sharp action, with the best angles coming on five different matchups.
Sharps took a slight step back on Friday, as their three over/under plays went just 1-2, but today is a new day.
Saturday’s board is littered with sharp action, resulting in five bets that the pros have hammered throughout the day as they try to get back on track.
Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays
- Sharp angle: Under 9
- First pitch: 4:07 p.m. ET
Only 31% of bettors are rolling with the under in this American League East matchup, but those bets account for 66% of dollars wagered. It’s clear that sharps are in that minority.
Sharps have also triggered two steam moves from CRIS, and as a result of the sharp action books have increased the juice on the under from -110 to -120.
Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds
- Sharp angle: Under 8.5
- First pitch: 6:40 p.m. ET
Three steam moves have been triggered on this under thanks to sharp action at CRIS, BetOnline and YouWager. Thanks to those, sportsbooks around the market have moved the under juice from -110 to -115 despite a backing of only 20% of bettors.
Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros
- Sharp angle: Under 8
- First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET
Sticking with the theme so far: This matchup has drawn only 24% of bettors to the under, but those bettors have accounted for 39% of dollars wagered. The total hasn’t budged in either direction, but a Sports Insights bet signal on the under was triggered from CRIS.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies
- Sharp angle: Over 11
- First pitch: 8:10 p.m. ET
Set at 11, this is the highest total today. For public bettors that’s often reason enough to take an under, but not for sharps. Despite only 41% of bets being on the over, it’s attracted 72% of dollars and caused the total to rise a half run from the opening number. Two steam moves at Heritage have also contributed to the line move.
Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels
- Sharp angle: LAA -123
- First pitch: 9:07 p.m. ET
As rare as it is to see the public on an under, it’s even rarer to see an underdog getting the majority of bets. That’s what’s happening in LA, however, as the Angels have drawn only 26% of bettors at -123. Two steam moves have been triggered on the Halos from 5Dimes and Bovada, which — along with 31% of dollars — have caused their line to move from -118 to its current number.