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.
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.