Clayton Kershaw. Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports. Austin Gomber. Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports
- Wiseguys are betting three MLB games on Thursday, headlined by Los Angeles Dodgers-St. Louis Cardinals (7:15 p.m. ET), with Los Angeles listed as a -186 favorite with an over/under of 7.5
- Sharps are also betting Toronto Blue Jays-Boston Red Sox (7:10 p.m. ET) and Minnesota Twins-Kansas City Royals (8:15 p.m. ET)
Wiseguys had a successful Wednesday night, going 2-1 with their three plays. Thanks to the plus-money payouts on the Padres (+135) and Nationals (+120), sharps were able to profit +1.55 units overall.
While the public focuses on Thursday Night Football and three college football games, pro baseball bettors will stay selective and look to capitalize on an overlooked MLB board.
After analyzing Thursday’s nine-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed three MLB bets that professionals are focusing on, starting at 7:10 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 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.