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Monday Sharp Report: Pros Betting Braves-Pirates, Two Other Games

Aug 20, 2018 10:33 AM EDT
  • Sharps are betting three of Monday's MLB games, headlined by Atlanta Braves-Pittsburgh Pirates (7:05 p.m. ET) with Pittsburgh listed as a -118 favorite and an over/under of 7.5.
  • Wiseguys have also taken sides in the San Francisco Giants-New York Mets and Chicago White Sox-Minnesota Twins games (both 7:10 p.m. ET starts).

Wiseguys had a nice little Sunday Funday. They stopped by Home Depot and Bed Bath and Beyond and then went 3-0 with their plays. Sharps will look to stay hot and take advantage of a small board on Monday.

After analyzing Monday’s 10-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed three MLB bets that professionals are focusing on, starting at 7:05 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. ET.


>> All data as of 2 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App or check out our MLB live odds page to get real-time data 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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