MLB Sharp Report: Pros Betting Royals vs. Red Sox, 2 Other Tuesday Games

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Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Meibrys Viloria tags out Xander Bogaerts

  • Sharp action is hitting tonight's MLB slate on three games in particular: Red Sox vs. Royals, Angels vs. Reds and Tigers vs. White Sox (all at 7:10 p.m. ET).
  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals and betting market percentages help reveal the plays wiseguys are making.

Another makeup game has presented bettors with a 16-game MLB slate on Tuesday, as the White Sox and Tigers will enjoy a day-night doubleheader.

Along with tonight’s Royals-Red Sox and Angels-Reds matchups, the second game of that day-nighter has already drawn some significant action from sharp bettors, causing market-wide line movement.


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Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox

7:10 p.m. ET | Jakob Junis (6-10, 5.03 ERA) vs. Andrew Cashner (10-6, 4.44 ERA)

Boston’s eight-game losing streak finally came to an end last night, as it knocked off the mighty Royals in the first of a three-game series … whoop-dee-doo.

With the loss, Kansas City has now dropped seven straight and the betting market is expecting number eight to come tonight, as KC opened around a +180 underdog. And while sharps may not necessarily be expecting a Royals victory, they do seem to think that the opening number was a bit inflated.

Three Sports Insights Bet Signals — triggered when market movement comes as a result of professional action — have lit up on Kansas City (+180, +171 and +170), which has helped bring that line all the way down to +160, and even further at a few shops.

That move has come despite just 28% of bettors taking the Royals, so it’s clear that the public has played essentially no role.

Sharp angle: Royals (moved from +180 to +160)

Los Angeles Angels vs. Cincinnati Reds

7:10 p.m. ET | Jose Suarez (2-2, 5.66 ERA) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (6-6, 4.07 ERA)

A slightly more interesting bets vs. dollars discrepancy is taking place on tonight’s Angels-Reds matchup. While Cincy is attracting the majority of bets (64%), LA is taking in a higher percentage of actual dollars, which happens to be a similar 61%.

As sharper bettors tend to be bigger bettors, that discrepancy serves as a pretty good indication of professional action, and especially so when combined with the SI Bet Signals and line movement this game has seen.

Two signals have hit the Halos at +140 and +133, which has brought their line from an opener of +140 to +129.

Sharp angle: Angels (moved from +140 to +129)

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers (Game 2)

7:10 p.m. ET | Hector Santiago (1-0, 6.75 ERA) vs. Drew VerHagen (1-2, 11.66 ERA)

The plus and minus signs have swapped places in the second game of today’s White Sox-Tigers doubleheader. Chicago opened around a -110 favorite, and has received a significant majority of bets thus far (75%), but oddsmakers have been convinced by respected bettors in the minority to shift this line all the way to Detroit -115.

Two Bet Signals hit the Tigers at -106 and -107 to keep this line moving across the fence, and the 25% of bettors on the ChiSox have accounted for 32% of actual money being bet to further clarify the sharp side.

Sharp angle: Tigers (moved from +100 to -115)