Friday MLB Sharp Report: Yankees-Mariners, 3 Other Games Drawing Smart Money

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  • Football may be back, but sharps are still hammering away at tonight's MLB slate.
  • They've got plays on Yankees-Mariners, Cubs-Nats and two other games.

With September comes football, which is great, but it does mean that late season baseball takes a backseat … at least to casual bettors. Sharps are still hanging onto America’s pastime, as is illustrated by tonight’s MLB slate, which is flooded with smart money.

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Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals

7:05 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Nationals +116

Only 21% of bettors are behind Washington tonight, which makes the Nats one of the least popular plays on the entire board.

Despite that, they’ve fallen from +126 to +116 as those bets have accounted for 37% of dollars, meaning bigger, probably sharper, wagers are behind them. We’ve also tracked a steam move on the Nats, which has contributed to the overall line move.

St. Louis Cardinals at Detroit Tigers

7:10 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Tigers +126

If you thought the Nationals were a contrarian play, the Tigers are getting only 18% of bets tonight against the Cards. Despite that, they’ve been one of the biggest movers on the board, going from +155 to +126 at Pinnacle behind two steam moves.

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Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox

8:10 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Angels +105

Bettors are close to split on this game, with 53% backing the ChiSox. Sharps, however, have a much clearer opinion.

Sixty-seven percent of dollars have landed on the Halos despite their slight minority backing, and they’ve received three steam moves to go from +124 to +105 at Pinnacle.

New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners

10:10 p.m. ET

Sharp angles: Mariners -109, Under 7.5

Sixty-eight percent of bettors are rolling with the Yankees tonight, but they account for only 55% of dollars wagered. Three steam moves have been triggered on Seattle, and that sharp action has inched this line toward the Mariners.

As for the total, 45% of bets and 49% of dollars are on the under, which has been juiced up to -120 as a result of three more steam moves.