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How Pros Are Betting Yankees vs. Giants Friday Night Matchup

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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton

  • The New York Yankees will take on the San Francisco Giants tonight at 10:15 p.m. ET.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how sharp money is moving the Yankees-Giants moneyline.

Just when the MLB Sharp Report can’t get any hotter, I’ve been handed the unenviable task of pinch-hitting for Josh Appelbaum to break down today’s betting market.

As your MLB Sharp Report stepfather, I would never try to replace Josh. I’m just hoping we can co-exist with a mutual respect for professional action until he returns.

And as a Yankees and New York Giants fan, tonight’s Yanks- San Francisco Giants matchup caught my eye for two reasons:

  1. I’m looking for any distraction to suppress the memory of last night’s Daniel Jones draft pick.
  2. The combination of line movement and betting tools available at The Action Network point toward professional money hitting this game.

Let’s look at how smart money is driving Yankees-Giants line movement.

New York Yankees-San Francisco Giants Sharp Report

10:15 p.m. ET

The Yankees opened as short favorites across the market, including -112 at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, and overall betting splits have been almost dead-even as 53% of tickets have landed on the Bronx Bombers.

While the action has remained stable, the line has not.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have triggered two Steam Moves on New York, one at -114 and another at -120.

These moves tell us that that on two separate occasions money from respected bettors flooded the market to take the Yankees, forcing oddsmakers to adjust the moneyline toward New York.

Unsurprisingly, the waves of professional action has pushed this number up to -128 at Westgate and even up to -130 at a handful of sportsbooks across the market.

MLB bettors are generally divided on the right side of this matchup, but sharps are overwhelmingly backing the Yanks.

Sharp angle: Yankees (-112 to -128)

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