Wake and Rake: All Signs Pointing to Phillies-Padres Betting Value

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  • Despite an abnormally short Monday slate, tonight's Phillies-Padres MLB matchup (10:10 p.m. ET) is attracting plenty of action from professional bettors.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how smart money is affecting this line.

Life comes at you fast. It wasn’t that long ago that my Sundays consisted of waking up anytime between 8-10 a.m., rolling out of bed onto the couch like a beached whale and watching SportsCenter until my pizza establishment of choice opened for the day.

Schedules like this afford plenty of time to analyze the day’s board and get bets in, especially for an avid NASCAR bettor like myself.

However, as a husband and father of two, here’s how my Sunday went yesterday:

  • 6 a.m. ET: Woke up half-proud and half-pissed to the sound of our oldest spelling his name at the top of his lungs.
  • 6:01 a.m.: Brought both monsters downstairs for the day, welcomed with a diaper straight from the mind of Stephen King.
  • 6:02 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Drank enough coffee to floor a healthy adult elephant.
  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Tackled the mountain of dishes in our kitchen. Mountain returned eight hours later.
  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: After popping a couple of Ibuprofen, headed to Home Depot to grab eight bags of sand while in the Advil “sweet spot.”
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Hit Total Wine with the fury of an Andy Ruiz Jr. right hand.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Mowed lawn, built sandbox for my son, had a good, healthy cry.

Notice what’s missing up there? No bets. By the time I got done with that stereotypical domesticated to-do list, cars were already green at Pocono.

This was certainly not the plan and I’m willing to admit it was a mistake. In fact, I can feel the pain I caused The Action Network’s Audio Producer/Sports Betting Life Coach Matt Mitchell.

But today is a new day, and I won’t allow yesterday’s mistake to continue.

Luckily, despite an abnormally small sports slate that includes just four MLB games, tonight’s Phillies-Padres matchup is popping across The Action Network’s betting tools.

The Phils opened as -120 favorites against the Padres and bettors are all over Philadelphia.

Eighty-three percent of tickets and dollars have taken the road favorites, so it’s not surprising to see the line skyrocket to a consensus of -138.

And it’s just not the masses of casual bettors taking Philly tonight, either. Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track and report professional betting action in real-time — have triggered one Steam Move and one Reverse Line Move on the Phillies.

This marks two separate instances of sharp action forcing oddsmakers to adjust this moneyline, shedding some light as to why the line has moved to the current number.

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