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Thursday Sharp Report: Pros Betting Twins-Red Sox, Two Other Games

Jul 26, 2018 2:00 PM EDT
  • Sharp bettors are seeing a resurgence since the MLB All-Star break.
  • Wiseguys like a road underdog and a contrarian under on Thursday's slate.

After a brutal first half for the wiseguys in which public favorites crushed at an absurd rate, sharps have enjoyed significant regression since the All-Star break. It’s early, but so far in the second half we’ve seen dogs go 42-44 (48.8%), winning +13.24 units with a 15.4% ROI.

Meanwhile, contrarian unders (40% or fewer bets, 8 or higher) have gone 20-13 (60.6%), +6.39 units with an 18.8% ROI since the break. Pro players hope this hot stretch is a sign of things to come the rest of the way.

After analyzing Thursday’s 11-game MLB 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., 7:10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. ET.


>> All data as of 2:05 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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