4/15/2011 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
Thanks to Chipper Jones and a potent Braves offense, Marketwatch notched our second straight victory of the young MLB season. After falling behind 3-0, Atlanta’s bats went to work, roughing up Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee for six runs and ten hits in just over three innings, earning the Braves a 6-3 win over the Phillies.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 2-0, 100%, +2.27 units
San Diego Padres -103 over Houston Astros
In tonight’s Marketwatch matchup, San Diego sends Aaron Harang (2-0, 1.50 ERA) to the mound to take on the Houston and J.A. Happ (1-1, 6.17 ERA).
Harang has been a pleasant surprise so far for the Padres, giving up only two earned runs in 12 innings pitched. As a team, San Diego currently leads the National League in ERA (2.89), however, the Padres have struggled mightily to score, ranking 15th out of 16 teams in total runs scored.
After getting shelled by the Reds in his first outing of the season, Happ looked much better in his most recent start, giving up one run in 7.2 innings against the Marlins Sunday.
Houston opened as a -120 favorite at CRIS and is currently receiving 43% of moneyline bets. These betting percentages have caused the line to drop to -109, making the Padres the slightest of favorites at -111.
We usually don’t take public favorites, however, a Steam Move was triggered at BetPhoenix (+15.11 units), our # 1 MLB Betting System Play so far in 2011, on San Diego, convincing us to shop for the best line and grab the Padres at the best number possible.
Games to Watch (2-0, +2.27 units)
San Diego Padres -103 (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