- Sports Marketwatch
7/22/2011 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
Riding a strong performance from Luke Hochevar, Marketwatch earned its second straight victory, improving to 9-7 (+3.09 units) on the season. Hochevar gave up only one run and three hits over seven strong innings, leading Kansas City to a 2-1 win over Minnesota.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 9-7, 56.3%, +3.09 units
Cincinnati Reds +110 over Atlanta Braves
In this week’s matchup, Atlanta sends Jair Jurrjens (12-3, 2.26 ERA) to the mound as it opens a three-game set tonight in Cincinnati. Jurrjens, whose numbers have him in the thick of the NL Cy Young race, struggled in his last start, giving up six runs in five innings of work against the Nationals.
Cincinnati counters with Bronson Arroyo (7-8, 5.57 ERA) who has been terrible in his last three starts, going 0-2 with an 8.66 ERA over that span.
Atlanta opened as a -115 favorite at Olympic and is currently receiving 87% of runline wagers and 86% of moneyline bets.
Despite being an overwhelming public favorite, the line has dropped to -110 at Olympic, indicating sharp money has taken the Reds, causing the “reverse-line movement.”
At the time of publication, Sports Interaction was offering the Reds at +110, so, as always, make sure to shop for the best line, follow the sharp money and grab underdog Cincinnati, at home.
Games to Watch (9-7, +3.09 units)
Cincinnati Reds +110 (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