MLB Sharp Report: Pros Doubling Down on Yankees vs. Blue Jays Matchup

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Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German

  • Tonight's Yankees vs. Blue Jays (7:07 p.m. ET) matchup is drawing plenty of attention from sharp bettors.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how professionals are betting the Yankees-Blue Jays moneyline and over/under.

The NFL preseason gets underway in full force with tonight’s 11-game Week 1 slate.

Recreational bettors will undoubtedly jump at the chance to bet on football again, but in a relatively surprising turn of events, tonight’s MLB slate is still drawing plenty of attention from the masses.

To be specific, tonight’s Yankees vs. Blue Jays game has received more than double the number of bets as any NFL matchup at the time of writing.

In fact, Thursday’s most popular MLB contest isn’t solely catching the eyes of casual bettors, but it’s also becoming a popular target for professional action as well.

The Yanks opened at -200 against the Jays and still sit as considerable -188 favorites.

And while it’s not all too surprising to see 80% of moneyline tickets landing on New York, the line moving toward Toronto gives reason to look deeper.

According to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track professional betting action in real-time — sharps popped the Blue Jays in two separate instances, explaining why the line sits at the current number.

But the pros weren’t done there. Two Reverse Line Moves also hit the under in this matchup, indicating that savvy players also thought the opener of 11 was too high.

In addition, just 27% of bets have come in on the under, but they account for 53% of total money, helping us feel more confident that the under is the sharp side of this total.