Wednesday MLB Sharp Betting Pick: Cubs vs. Tigers (August 26)


Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images. Pictured: Jon Lester #34 of the Chicago Cubs

  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals have recorded multiple instances of sharp action on todays Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers game.
  • Which side are the pros betting for Wednesday evening's matchup at Comerica Park? Read on to find out.
  • Below, you'll find updated odds, line movement, and betting market analysis for Cubs vs. Tigers.

Cubs vs. Tigers Odds

Cubs Odds -127 [Bet Now in Illinois!]
Tigers Odds +108 [Bet Now]
Over/Under 10.5 (o-114) [Bet Now]
First Pitch 7:10 p.m. ET

Odds as of Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. ET and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

It has not been a great start to the 2020 MLB season for Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester, who, despite a 2-1 record, sports a 5.06 ERA and a career-low 5.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

On the other hand, the Cubs are 18-11 and atop the NL Central, three games clear of the second-place St. Louis Cardinals.

So how are sharps approaching tonight’s matchup against Detroit? Is now the time to fade Lester? Or is there contrarian value backing Lester and the team with the second-best record in the National League facing the 12-16 Tigers?

Let’s examine how one-sided money from professional bettors is moving the Cubs vs. Tigers (7:10 p.m. ET) moneyline.

Cubs vs. Tigers Sharp Betting Pick

Chicago opened as a consensus -140 favorite against Detroit and is attracting 78% of all moneyline bets, suggesting that steady money has come in on the Cubs.

However, our MLB public betting data reports that while just 22% of tickets have landed on Detroit, they account for 73% of all dollars wagered.

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In addition, Sports Insights’ Bet Signals are reporting three smart money indicators on the Tigers, citing three unique instances of action from respected bettors forcing oddsmakers across the market to move this line.

With big bets from sharp players lining up on Detroit, it’s not surprising to see this moneyline drop from a consensus opener of +129 to +111.

Sharp angle: Tigers (moved from +129 to +111) [Bet now at DraftKings and get a $1,000 sign-up bonus.]

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