MLB Sharp Report: Twins-White Sox, Yankees-Mariners Drawing Pro Action Tuesday
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- Sharp action has come down on two of Tuesday's MLB games: Twins-White Sox (8:10 p.m. ET) and Yankees-Mariners (10:10 p.m. ET).
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals and betting market percentages help reveal the plays wiseguys are making.
After the Rockies provided a promising start to Monday, ’twas not the most fun evening for sharps who bet last night’s Pirates-Phillies game. With the Pirates up 4-2 entering the bottom of the eighth, both the Buccos moneyline and the under looked to be in pretty good shape.
Fast forward to the bottom of the 11th and the Phils were walking off as 6-5 winners. That’s just how it goes sometimes.
It seems that sharps have put that in the past, though, as they’ve come down hard on two more games Tuesday: Twins-White Sox and Yankees-Mariners.
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Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox
8:10 p.m. ET | Michael Pineda (9-5, 4.26 ERA) vs. Lucas Giolito (14-6, 3.20 ERA)
Playing a White Sox team 19 games back in the division, the Twins opened as -130 favorites tonight on the South Side. And while the pitching matchup is keeping them from being completely pounded by public bettors, they’re still unsurprisingly drawing the majority of bets at 55%.
Despite that, Minnesota has fallen from -130 to -109 since opening — an implied probably drop of 56.5% to 52.1%.
Part of the reason for the line move has been the size of the bets hitting each side. Despite getting just 45% of actual tickets, the White Sox are generating 61% of money being wagered. That not only creates a slight monetary liability, but it shows how bigger bettors — those more likely to be sharps — are playing the line.
Confirming that it is sharp action at the helm have been Sports Insights Bet Signals, which track and record professional money causing line moves in the market. They’ve triggered three signals on the ChiSox at +118, +114 and +112 to get them down to their current listing.
Sharp angle: White Sox (moved from +120 to -101)
New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners
10:10 p.m. ET | Masahiro Tanaka (9-7, 4.68 ERA) vs. Yusei Kikuchi (5-8, 5.19 ERA)
It may boast the latest start time of tonight’s slate, but that doesn’t mean this game hasn’t seen its fair share of sharp action.
Behind Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees opened around -200, with the earliest shops posting numbers as high as -220. Now they’re down to a consensus -170.
Once again, bigger bettors have been taking the plus-money side, as the Mariners have drawn 45% of money on just 31% of bets. And once again, SI Bet Signals confirm that the bet-vs.-dollar discrepancy is pointing to the sharp side.
Seattle has drawn three signals of its own at numbers ranging from +175 to +165. As a result, the Mariners’ line has fallen all the way from +185 to +156.
Sharp angle: Mariners (moved from +185 to +156)