White Sox vs. Pirates PRO Report: Sharp Betting Action Moving MLB Odds (Wednesday, Sept. 9)

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  • Despite attracting the majority of moneyline bets, the White Sox's odds have fallen for tonight's matchup against the Pirates.
  • Learn what's moving the White Sox vs. Pirates moneyline and how savvy bettors are taking advantage.

Thanks to a bit of starting pitching uncertainty, it took until this morning for tonight’s White Sox vs. Pirates (7:05 p.m. ET) betting line to surface on the odds board. But when it did, sharp bettors were quick to take notice.

Through the lens of our brand new PRO Report — which makes it effortless to find valuable plays through sharp action, betting systems, power ratings and more — let’s break down the market’s reaction to this matchup.

Note: Report as of 11:30 a.m. ET.

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White Sox vs. Pirates Odds, PRO Report

The White Sox opened up at -175, which probably sounds reasonable given their 26-16 record vs. Pittsburgh’s 14-26. And even though 75% of moneyline bets have landed on the White Sox to this point — making them one of the day’s most popular bets — they’ve fallen down to -160.

The Pirates have accordingly dropped from +160 into the +140s across most of the market.

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Sharp Action

As you could’ve probably guessed, that line move toward the unpopular side — called reverse line movement — is almost always a sign of sharp action given all else remains equal surrounding the game.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have confirmed that to be the case in this game, as they’ve been triggered by two distinct market moves caused by sharp action on Pittsburgh at +157 and +148.

Big Money

As if we needed more signs of sharp action on the underdogs, the bet-vs.-money split is also revealing that bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are taking the Pirates.

The 25% backing of Pittsburgh has generated 43% of money to this point.

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