MLB Sharp Report: Pros Betting Giants-Rockies, 4 Other Wednesday Games
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- Sharp action has hit five games on tonight's MLB slate, including Giants-Rockies at 8:40 p.m. ET.
- Sharp bettors will be hoping to bounce back from a 1-3 Tuesday night.
Tuesday was not the low-scoring evening the sharps were expecting. They were all over four of last night’s unders, but came out with only one win of the bunch.
Tonight, sharp action has moved lines in five different games, with four of the line moves coming on a side, and only one on a total.
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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Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates
7:05 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Reds +170
The Reds are one of tonight’s least popular teams, generating only 23% of bets to this point. Those bets have accounted for 44% of dollars, though, indicating that sharp bettors are among the minority taking Cincy.
Sure enough, we’ve tracked two steam moves on the Reds, which has caused their line to fall nine cents at Pinnacle.
Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays
7:07 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Blue Jays +113
Like the Reds, the Jays have seen their share of reverse line movement for tonight’s game. They’ve fallen from +120 to +113 despite only 33% of bets.
As you probably could’ve guessed, we’ve tracked a few steam moves on Toronto — three to be exact — causing the line move.
Los Angeles Angles at Texas Rangers
8:05 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Rangers +103
Thirty-eight percent of bettors are putting their money behind the Rangers tonight, but this line has dropped from +108 to +103 behind four Texas steam moves.
One thing to keep in mind: This is on pace to be the least heavily bet game of the night, meaning its lines are more likely to change as more bets come in.
Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox
8:10 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Under 8
Sharps didn’t cash this under last night, but they’re sticking by it tonight. Despite 50-50 betting on the total, 71% of dollars and three steam moves are behind the under, and the total has fallen from 8.5 to 8 as a result.
San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies
8:40 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Giants +141
Only 28% of bettors have faith in the Giants tonight, but they make up for 45% of the dollars wagered on this game. At the time of publication, only one steam move has come in on San Fran, but this line has still fallen from +145 to +141.