MLB Sharp Report: Pros Betting Red Sox-Mariners, 2 Other Friday Games

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  • Sharp action is hitting the second day of the MLB season on three games in particular, including Red Sox-Mariners (10:10 p.m. ET).
  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals help reveal the plays that the pros are making.

Without the allure of Opening Day, today’s baseball board hasn’t quite drawn the same action as yesterday’s. But while the ticket count from casual bettors may have dropped off, sharps are still all over tonight’s games.

They’ve hit three particularly hard, including two bets on the nightcap between the defending-champion Red Sox and 3-0 Mariners.

Houston Astros @ Tampa Bay Rays

7:10 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Under (total has remained at 7)

This total hasn’t actually moved off its opening number, but that’s not to say that sharps haven’t helped to shape it. For starters, a move from 7 to 6.5 is a relatively big one considering how common seven-run games are. But more significantly, it’s been the over attracting more bets than the under, so the effect of the under’s sharp backing can be seen in the fact that the number hasn’t risen.

The 35% of bets on the under have generated 57% of actual money being wagered on the total. That means bigger bettors, the ones more likely to be sharps, are among the minority betting the under. The balanced action also helps to explain the lack of a serious line move.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have triggered two moves on the under to confirm the sharp action. If more roll in, it would come as no shock to see a more juiced-up under, or even a 6.5-run total listed before first pitch.

St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

8:10 p.m. ET

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