MLB Sharp Report: Pros Betting Tigers-Twins, 2 Other Wednesday Games
Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Shane Greene (61) and catcher James McCann (34) celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Target Field
- Sharp action has hit three MLB games on Wednesday's slate.
- That action includes plays on Brewers-Cardinals (7:10 p.m. ET), Yankees-Rays (7:10 p.m. ET) and Tigers-Twins (8:10 p.m. ET).
It was a 2-2 Tuesday night for wiseguys, but as is usually the case, a .500 win rate was enough for sharp bettors to make a profit as they stuck to mostly plus-money bets.
For Wednesday night, they’ve taken a slightly different approach, as two of their three top values have come on over/unders.
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.
>> All odds as of 4:45 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time MLB odds and track your bets.
Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals
7:10 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Under 8.5 (moved from -110 to -119)
This game is boasting the most popular over of the night, as 76% of bettors are expecting more than 8.5 runs. The under, however, has drawn 38% of dollars wagered on the total, as well as five steam moves.
While the actual number hasn’t fallen, the juice on the under has moved from -110 to -119 at BookMaker.
New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays
7:10 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Under 7.5 (moved from -110 to -125)
In a similar spot, this under has drawn 56% of the money wagered on the total despite 64% of bettors taking the over. The under has also been steamed four times, which has moved the juice from -110 to -125.
Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins
8:10 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Tigers (moved from +130 to +126)
For the second straight night, sharps are all over the Tigers. Detroit has drawn only 30% of bets, but those bets are accounting for 46% of dollars. That, along two steam moves, has brought the Tigers’ line down from +130 to +126.
Looking for more in-depth betting analysis? Sign up for a Sports Insights Pro trial and join our Live Betting Hangouts where we break down the board every weeknight from 6:30-7 p.m. ET.