Wake and Rake: Heavy Sharp Betting Action on Monday’s Indians-Red Sox Game

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  • Monday's Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox game (7:10 p.m. ET) features both teams listed with -105 moneylines and an over/under of 8.
  • Professional bettors didn't waste time jumping on the matchup.
  • Using the betting tools available at The Action Network, we've identified how early sharp action is affecting this game.

Bad bets win and good bets lose.

That’s simply the nature of sports betting.

But consistently beating the closing line is a sign of a winning bettor and should be the goal of everyone who hopes to achieve long-term profitability.

We can’t control what the players do on the field, but we can monitor the very efficient sports betting market.

For anyone interesting in learning more about closing line value (CLV), I highly recommend this article from The Action Network’s Danny Donahue, breaking down CLV in more detail and explaining why it’s so important.

To beat closing lines, wiseguys will often place their bets early.

The Action Network’s proprietary betting tools can help identify these opportunities so bettors understand which games are offering value.

Monday’s MLB slate may be a light one, but sharps have already unloaded on tonight’s marquee Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox (7:10 p.m. ET) matchup.

BookMaker opened the Indians-Red Sox over/under at 8.5 and betting action is almost evenly split with 51% of tickets playing the under. However, 67% of actual dollars wagered are on the under.


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According to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track sharp action in real time across the sports betting market — the 67% of money on the under is largely from professional bettors.

Three separate Steam Moves have been triggered on the under, including two at Pinnacle and one at CRIS.

Steam is defined as sudden, drastic and uniform line movement across the market caused by an overabundance of sharp action from respected players.

These moves are significant because Pinnacle and CRIS are arguably the two favorite sportsbooks of wiseguys due to their willingness to accept high-limit action from professional bettors.

With pros consistently hitting this under, the total has dropped to 8 at most offshore sportsbooks.

For those looking to get on the same side as the sharps, the Indians-Red Sox over/under is one offering value.


Editor’s note: The opinion on this game is from the individual writer and is based on his analysis regarding how wagers made by professional bettors are affecting the live sports betting market. It is independent of, and may not always match with, the algorithm-driven Best Bets from Sports Insights.

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