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Friday Sharp Report: Pros Betting Mets-Pirates, Three Other Games

Jul 27, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

Josh Harrison and Brandon Nimmo. Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

  • Pros went 3-0 (+3.35 units) on Thursday night.
  • Sharp Report plays are now 13-8 (+6.85 units) since the All-Star break.
  • Wiseguys are eyeing three dogs and a rare contrarian over tonight.

Wiseguys cashed bigly last night, going a perfect 3-0 with their Thursday plays (Mets +136, Twins-Red Sox Under 10 and Brewers -101). Now it’s Friday, which has historically been the best day of the week to fade the public. With recreational bettors wrapping up their work week (and getting their latest paychecks), average Joes are more likely to get down on games, specifically targeting favorites, home teams and overs. This leads to increased ticket counts and elevated contrarian value.

After analyzing Friday’s 15-game MLB 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., 7:35 p.m., 8:10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. ET.

>> All data as of 2:45 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: 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 the sportsbook in order for them to accept your wager. A -115 juice means a bettors would have to wager $115 to win $100.

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