Three Sharp MLB Sides for Saturday
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The 2018 MLB season has been a bit of an anomaly thus far as Josh pointed out earlier this week. Though it may not last, this is the first year in our database — which dates back to 2005 — where favorites receiving more than 70% of bets have generated a winning season.
As a result, sharps have had a tough time getting off the ground. Here’s where the MLB Sharp Report plays now stand on the season:
Nonetheless, wiseguys are sticking to their process, and they’re hammering three more moneyline plays on Saturday.
All data as of 11:45 a.m. ET. For live info, check out our MLB live odds page.
Baltimore Orioles (+155) vs. New York Yankees
4:05 p.m. ET
Only 23% of bettors have backed the Orioles so far making them one of the most contrarian plays on the board today. They’ve accounted for 31% of moneyline dollars though, and have fallen from +160 to +155.
Two reverse line moves have also been triggered on the O’s, so it’s clear that wiseguys are going contrarian here.
Atlanta Braves (+101) vs. Washington Nationals
4:10 p.m. ET
The Braves have taken the first two games of this four-game series, so the public is expecting a Washington turnaround this afternoon.
Sharps, however, seem to be expecting more of the same from Atlanta. Behind two bet signals and a higher money percentage than bet percentage, the Braves have fallen from +120 to +101.
San Diego Padres (-108) vs. Cincinnati Reds
8:40 p.m. ET
It’s Harvey Day in Cincinnati, and the public is buying in with 58% of bettors backing the Reds, the highest percentage they’ve seen this season.
Fifty-nine percent of dollars, however, are on the Padres, who have gone from a dog to a favorite with the help of a 5Dimes steam move.