Thursday Sharp Report: Pros Betting Angels-Astros, Mariners-Athletics

Aug 30, 2018 03:00 PM EDT

Brent Strom, Martin Maldonado and Justin Verlander. Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

  • Sharps are betting two MLB games on Thursday, headlined by Los Angeles Angels-Houston Astros (8:10 p.m. ET), with Houston listed as a -254 favorite with an over/under of 7.5
  • Wiseguys are also betting Seattle Mariners-Oakland Athletics (10:05 p.m. ET), with Oakland listed as a -142 favorite and an over/under of 8.5

Wiseguys stayed hot on Wednesday, cashing the Orioles (-110) and Pirates (+149) en route to a 2-1 night (+1.4 units). With a small Thursday board, sharps will stay selective and look to extend their winning streak to four consecutive days.

After analyzing Thursday’s 10-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed two MLB bets that professionals are focusing on, starting at 8:10 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. ET.

>> All data as of 2:15 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 sportsbooks in order for them to accept your wager. A -115 juice means a bettor would have to wager $115 to win $100.

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