What Bettors Should Know for Saturday, August 23

MLB - Last night was an exciting night for the AL West as the Athletics held off the Angels to get back to within 1-game of the division lead. Seattle looked down and out in Boston until they scored 5 runs with 2 outs in the top of the 9th inning to win 5-3. The Red Sox were receiving their lowest support ever by getting only 12% of ML bets, so 88% of bettors were ecstatic about the Mariners comeback. Going into the 9th, Boston was a -4100 favorite with a 3-0 lead, and Seattle was +1427 to come back and win.

- This season is lost for Boston, but they were able to snatch up Cuban defector OF Rusney Castillo on a 7-year, $72.5 million deal.

- In today’s action, the Tigers play a doubleheader in Minnesota and desperately need to pick up some victories to keep up with the Royals in the AL Central division. The key matchups to look for today include Angels/Athletics, Pirates/Brewers, and Giants/Nationals so be sure to check all the latest odds, betting trends, line moves and more at our Live Odds page.

NFL - We’ve recently published our NFL Betting Against the Public article which highlights the optimal levels of fading the masses, as well as fantasy football previews based on oddsmakers’ insights.

NCAAF - A potentially massive blow to Louisville as one of the best WRs in the nation could miss an extended period of time with a foot injury:

EPL - Week 2 of the Barclay’s Premier League is underway this morning with Aston Villa and Newcastle drawing 0-0 in a less-than-thrilling affair. There are plenty of key fixtures this weekend that promise more excitement and here are the most popular bets:

Sports Insights - With football season right around the corner, we have our best two promotions of the entire year for Sportsbook Insider and Bet Labs:

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