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Wednesday Sharp Report: Pros Betting Rockies-Cardinals and Cubs-Pirates

Aug 01, 2018 3:17 PM EDT
  • Following a difficult Tuesday, wiseguys are looking to bounce back with two bets for Wednesday's night slate of games.
  • Sharps are eyeing a contrarian over/under opportunity in Pittsburgh and fading a trendy underdog in St. Louis.

Tuesday night was rough for the wiseguys and the books. Public players cleaned up, as teams getting 60% or more of bets went 10-3 (76.9%), winning +4.37 units for a 33.6% return on investment (ROI). Baseball betting is the ultimate roller coaster. The long season brings big volatile swings. The key is staying the course and sticking to the blueprint.

After analyzing Wednesday’s small 12-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed two MLB bets that professionals are focusing on, starting at 7:05 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET.


>> All data as of 2:45 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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