- Sports Marketwatch
7/5/2011 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
The Mets had ten hits but were only able to get one run against the Yankees in the Subway Series opener and lost by a score of 5-1.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 7-7, 50%, +0.89 units
Los Angeles Angels +105 over Detroit Tigers
We highlight a great pitching matchup for this week’s edition of Marketwatch. Cy Young favorite Justin Verlander leads the Tigers as they travel to Los Angeles (or Anaheim or whatever) to take on Dan Haren and the Angels. While Verlander’s great year (11-3, 2.32 ERA) has been widely publicized, Dan Haren has quietly been having a solid year as well (8-5, 2.85 ERA). The Angels have been playing well as of late going 9-2 in their last 11 games.
The Tigers opened as a -130 favorite at CRIS and are receiving 74% of runline bets and 81% of moneyline bets. Despite all of the public betting on Detroit, the line has dropped to -121 at CRIS, indicating sharp money on the Angels.
This reverse-line movement has caused Sports Insights’ Betting Systems to trigger a Steam Move
at CRIS (+5.11 units won) and the lopsided betting percentages make this game a prime candidate for one of our MLB Square Plays (97-92, +34 units won).
With the late start time (10:05 PM ET), the line is sure to fluctuate throughout the night, so be sure to log in to SportsInsights and shop for the best line, follow the sharp money and take the Angels as a live home dog.
Games to Watch (7-7, +0.89 units)
Los Angeles Angels +105 (SIA)
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