MLB Sharp Report: Pros Loading up on Giants-Diamondbacks, 2 Other Games Friday Night
Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sport. Pictured: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija
- Sharp bettors are all over Friday's MLB slate, headlined by market-moving plays on Brewers-Nationals (7:05 p.m. ET), Orioles-Red Sox (7:10 p.m.) and Giants-Diamondbacks (9:40 p.m.).
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we break down how pros are betting these three matchups.
Week 2 of the NFL preseason rolls on tonight with a three-game slate, but the ticket counts indicate that bettors have not yet abandoned professional baseball.
Sure, the start of the NFL regular season will eventually attract the large majority of recreational money, but there’s still plenty to like for MLB bettors of all types.
This includes professionals as well, who have taken cracks at a handful of Friday games, including Brewers-Nationals, Giants-Diamondbacks and Orioles-Red Sox.
Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals
7:05 p.m. ET | Adrian Houser (5-5, 4.00 ERA) vs. Patrick Corbin (9-5, 3.41 ERA)
Sometimes unearthing sharp betting action takes time and effort, but other times it smacks your right in the face.
This is one of those games.
The Brewers-Nationals total opened at 9.5 and bettors are overwhelmingly jumping on the over.
Seventy-three percent of tickets are playing the over, yet 55% of real money wagered is on the under.
This tells us that the bigger bets are predicting a lower-scoring game. But big bets don’t necessarily mean they’re from pros, right?
That’s where Sports Insights’ Bet Signals come in.
Sharps steamed the under twice since this number opened, providing context as to why the total has dropped to 9 across the market.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 9.5 to 9)
Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
7:10 p.m. ET | Aaron Brooks (2-6, 6.35 ERA) vs. Rick Porcello (10-9, 5.67 ERA)
Similar to Brewers-Nationals, tonight’s Orioles-Red Sox total screams sharp action.
Bettors (78%) are hammering this over, while the money (65%) is favoring the under.
And just like the game above, SI’s Bet Signals have lit up the under, helping confirm that big wagers from professional bettors are responsible for this move from 12 to 11.5.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 12 to 11.5)
San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
9:40 p.m. ET | Jeff Samardzija (9-9, 3.55 ERA) vs. Mike Leake (9-9, 4.58 ERA)
While wiseguys are keying in on totals in our first two games, smart money is instead flowing on the moneyline in this matchup.
Arizona opened as a -119 favorite over San Francisco, and betting is pretty split with 51% of tickets on the D-backs.
However, this line has shot to a consensus of -135 thanks to an influx of professional action.
According to SI’s Bet Signals, sharps steamed Arizona at -126, providing insight as to why this number has moved since opening.
Sharp angle: Diamondbacks (-119 to -135)