MLB Sharp Report: Indians-Reds, Rockies-D-backs Drawing Saturday’s Pro Action
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- The biggest news in sports today belongs to the NBA, but baseball is still king of today's betting options.
- Of the 15 games on tap, two have drawn some serious action from sharp bettors.
While the NBA steals the show in the sports world today, there’s still baseball on bettors’ minds — at least those that are looking for immediate action.
A full slate of games leaves plenty of options throughout the entire afternoon and evening, but two matchups in particular have drawn the attention of professional bettors.
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Cleveland Indians @ Cincinnati Reds
4:10 p.m. ET | Shane Bieber (7-3, 3.54 ERA) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (5-4, 4.35 ERA)
Of the 15 games on Saturday’s slate, this looks to be the one that bettors have the least confidence in seeing a heavy load of runs. The moderate total of 9 has drawn just 27% of bets to the over.
According to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, though, sharps are among that minority.
Three signals have been triggered on the over 9, with no signs of professional money hitting the under. On top of that, the 27% of over bets have generated 49% of actual money being wagered. As sharps are more likely to be betting higher dollar amounts than casual bettors, that discrepancy serves as another indication of wiseguy activity.
The overall balanced action — in terms of money — has kept this line at 9 despite the far more popular under.
Sharp angle: Over (remained at 9)
Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks
10:10 p.m. ET | Jon Gray (9-5, 3.84 ERA) vs. Robbie Ray (5-6, 4.10 ERA)
The Rockies are one game up on the D-backs, have the better starter on the mound tonight and are listed at plus-money. Seems like an obvious choice, right? Sixty-eight percent of bettors think so.
But as should be a general rule of thumb in sports betting, a line that looks too good to be true probably is, and this game serves as a perfect example — at least in the mind of sharps.
The late start time hasn’t stopped pros from getting down on the Snakes early, triggering four SI Bet Signals on the home team with no signs of wiseguy money hitting the Rockies.
That sharp action has brought this line back to its starting point, after Arizona initially fell down to a near-pick’em, probably thanks to Colorado’s public popularity.
Sharp angle: Diamondbacks (line is back to -118)