MLB Sharp Report: Red Sox-Yankees, Braves-Phillies Lead Saturday’s Pro Bets


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  • Sharps are betting a pair of high-profile MLB matchups Saturday.
  • Sports Insights Bet Signals help reveal how they're playing Yankees-Red Sox (4:05 p.m. ET) and Braves-Phillies (7:05 p.m. ET).

Friday proved once again to be a valuable day for sharp, contrarian bettors. Wiseguys enjoyed a clean sweep of their top plays last night, cashing on two plus-money underdogs and a total.

On Saturday, a pair of games seem to be taking in the brunt of the professional money hitting the full 15-game schedule, and they just happen to be two of the more intriguing matchups the slate.

New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox

4:05 p.m. ET | CC Sabathia (5-5, 4.50 ERA) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4, 4.10 ERA)

After last night’s 15-run outburst, five straight Sox-Yankees games have now gone over the total. Oddsmakers have responded by opening this afternoon’s matchup as the highest total on the board at 11.5, and bettors aren’t shying away from playing the over once again. Sixty-eight percent of bettors have hit this over despite the high number, which pushed it up to a new high of 12.

That’s when sharps decided that enough was enough.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have revealed five plays on the under to just one on the over. Each under signal — a sign of heavy sharp money hitting the under — came at the raised total of 12.

The under has also generated 75% of actual money despite the 32% of tickets, meaning it’s drawing much bigger bets — the ones more likely to be made by sharps.

Following the barrage of professional money, many books shifted the juice toward the under, with some even dropping the number back to 11.5.

Sharp angle: Under 12

Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

7:05 p.m. ET | Max Fried (10-4, 4.08 ERA) vs. Zach Eflin (7-10, 4.25 ERA)

The Braves are holding onto a nice 6.5-game lead over the Phillies in the NL East. By the looks of it, they’ve got an edge in tonight’s pitching matchup too, which makes a measly -121 price look pretty tasty to the public.

Sixty-five percent of bettors accounting for 66% of actual money have taken Atlanta, but the Braves have fallen from their opener of -130 down to the current number. Such reverse line movement is almost always a sure sign of sharp action.

SI Bet Signals once again confirm that wiseguy activity, as they’ve triggered two moves on the Phils, with +119 being the lowest price hit so far.

Sharp angle: Phillies (moved from +120 to +111)

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