Sharp MLB Picks: How Pros Are Betting Rockies vs. Rangers


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  • Sharps have made their MLB picks for Friday night's Rockies vs. Rangers matchup.
  • Find our how they're betting the moneyline and over/under below.

There’s been little question as to how sharps (professional, long-term winning bettors) have been betting Friday’s Rockies vs. Rangers matchup (8:05 p.m. ET).

Just about every potential signal of pro action has pointed in the same direction on both the moneyline and over/under.

Let’s take a look.

Rockies vs. Rangers Sharp Betting Picks

Updated 8:30 a.m. ET.

The Rangers opened as slight favorites in this one — around -130 on the moneyline ($130 wins $100). And while they’re still favored, that line has come back to about -120, and has dipped further in several spots.

Betting lines move all the time, but it’s the context of this specific move that makes it indicative of sharp action.

The Rockies have received just 44% of moneyline bets, so it’s not like they’re a popular side. Those bets, however, have generated 69% of actual money, meaning they’re coming from bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps.

Confirming that to be the case, two Sports Insights Bet Signals in the form of steam moves have been triggered on Colorado. Steam refers to a sudden, drastic line move, and is generally the result of heavy professional action over a short period of time.

In this case, pros hit the Rockies at +120 and +114, and the Rox now find themselves at about +110, again with some books having dropped past that mark.

Sharp moneyline angle: Rockies (moved from +120 to +110)

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A similar story is taking place with regard to the over/under, minus one aspect.

The total opened at 9.5, but now sits at 9 around most of the market, and is even showing juice (-125) on the under.

In this case, the under is the more popular side (60% of bets), but once again, those bets have generated a higher percentage of actual money — 71%, to be exact.

Five more SI Bet Signals have been triggered on the under, including three more steam moves on Thursday alone. Most recently, the under was hit at 9 with -115 juice, cause the most recent move to -125.

Sharp over/under angle: Under (moved from 9.5 to 9u-125)

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