Wake and Rake: Sharps Jumping on One Early MLB Matchup
Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Pictured: Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco
As the kids would say, it’s been a hot minute since our last Wake and Rake. Frankly, the sports calendar has gotten thin, and with Josh Appelbaum expertly handling MLB sharp action each day, there have been very few instances where sharps have united to load up on one side of NBA or Stanley Cup Playoff matchups.
However, with much of the mainstream sports media focused on tonight’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals, professionals are finding value with today’s early MLB games. In fact, the Milwaukee Brewers-Cleveland Indians (1:10 p.m. ET) game is quietly attracting significant attention from wiseguys.
The total for today’s Brewers-Indians game opened 8.5o-120 at Bookmaker.eu. This simply means that the over/under for runs scored was 8.5, and bettors playing the over needed to pay a vig of -120 if they grabbed the opener.
Since the line was posted, 70% of bettors have gone ahead and taken over 8.5 runs, but the vig has actually dropped from -120 on the over to -110 both ways.
A look at Sports Insights’ Bet Signals reveals two separate Reverse Line Move triggers at under 8.5 runs, indicating that professional money is responsible for the adjustment of the vig.
In addition, the forecast is calling for steady winds blowing in from center field, meaning bettors can follow both sharp action and favorable weather conditions that can ideally knock down potential home runs into flyouts.