- Sports Marketwatch
6/17/2011 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the MLB Edition of Sports Marketwatch, where the Team at Sports Insights gives sports fans unprecedented insight into the sports betting marketplace. If you ever wanted to know what was really happening on the sportsbook side, you now have an all-access pass with Sports Marketwatch!
The staff at Sports Insights analyzes the MLB marketplace to identify which games the public is chasing and which ones the sharps are pounding. Let’s take a look at what game we are highlighting tonight.
Sports Marketplace – MLB Edition
Recapping Last Week
Marketwatch had a rough loss last week as we took the Houston Astros (+147) at home against the Braves. Atlanta’s offense was in full swing as they pounded out 14 hits on their way to an 11-4 victory.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 6-5, 55%, +1.94 units
Baltimore Orioles +108 over Washington Nationals
Washington has won a season-high six games in a row, and now begins the “Beltway Series” against interleague rival Baltimore. Ryan Zimmerman’s return to the lineup has seemed to fuel the Nats’ offense, as they have scored 25 runs in their three games since he returned from the disabled list. Jason Marquis (7-2, 3.67 ERA) will take the mound for Washington, and he should be well-rested coming off of a five-game suspension.
Baltimore will counter with young lefty Zach Britton (6-4, 3.18 ERA) who hopes to continue a solid rookie campaign. The game will be played in Washington, which means designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero will likely be reduced to a pinch-hitting role.
Washington opened as a -113 favorite at Pinnacle and is currently receiving 73% of all moneyline wagers. Despite the lopsided betting percentages, the line has remained steady, with the Nationals still -115 favorites. These betting percentages make the Orioles a prime candidate for Sports Insights’ Square Plays which are currently 82-68 (+37.4 units won) on the season.
Sports Insights encourages it’s members to bet against the public, shop for the best line, and take the slight underdog in the Orioles tonight.
Games to Watch (6-5, +1.94 units)
Baltimore Orioles +108 (Pinnacle)
It should be another exciting night in the sports marketplace. Keep Sports Marketwatch picks handy and your browser pointed to SportsInsights.com for the latest real-time updates, using our exclusive Sports Investing tools. We’ll be back next week with the new edition of the Sports Marketwatch – MLB Edition.
Enjoy the games!
The Team at SportsInsights.com