Wednesday Sharp Report: Pros Betting Braves-Pirates and Yankees-Marlins

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  • Sharps are betting two MLB games on Wednesday, headlined by Atlanta Braves-Pittsburgh Pirates (7:05 p.m. ET), with Atlanta listed as a -113 favorite and an over/under of 8.
  • Wiseguys are also betting New York Yankees-Miami Marlins (7:10 p.m. ET), with New York listed as a -168 favorite and an over/under of 7.5.

It was a mixed bag for the sharps Tuesday night. Goodfellas went 2-2-1 with their five plays. Overall, Unders went 9-5-1 and produced +4.12 units won.

After analyzing Wednesday’s 15-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed two MLB bets that professionals are focusing on, starting at 7:05 p.m and 7:10 p.m. ET.

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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 bettor would have to wager $115 to win $100.

Full Sports Betting Glossary

Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Sharp angle: Braves -113
  • First pitch: 7:05 p.m. ET

The Braves look to finish off the Pirates and complete the three-game sweep. Public bettors are somewhat undecided on which way to lean tonight, but sharps have taken a clear side.

Atlanta is getting 54% of bets but 85% of dollars, indicating moderate support but big smart money.

After opening at +104, the Braves have moved to -113, flipping from a dog to a favorite. In a vacuum, 54% of bets isn’t enough to move a line that much, so we know the movement is caused by sharp action.

Wiseguys at Pinnacle steamed ATL +102.

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New York Yankees at Miami Marlins 

  • Sharp angle: Marlins +155
  • First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET

The Marlins tortured contrarian bettors last night, blowing multiple bases-loaded opportunities late in the game before losing, 2-1, in 12 innings.

Tonight, public bettors are going back to the Bronx Bombers’ well, but wiseguys are buying low on the Fish.

Miami is getting only a quarter of the bets but has seen massive run line movement, moving from +182 to +155.

Sharps at SIA got down hard on MIA +165. Miami also enjoys a huge bets vs. dollars discrepancy: the Marlins are getting only 24% of bets but 78% of dollars.

All bets risking one unit, not to win one unit. All plays Listed Pitcher, not Action.

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