4/22/2011 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
Markewatch improved to 3-0 on the season last week, as San Diego topped Houston, 4-2. Aaron Harang led the way with another strong outing for the Padres, giving up only three hits and one run in six innings of work.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 3-0, 100%, +3.24 units
Florida Marlins +101 over Colorado Rockies
Colorado has started the season strong, winning 13 of its first 18 games, en route to Major League Baseball’s best record. Tonight’s starter, Jhoulys Chacin (3-0, 1.64 ERA), was lights-out in his last start, a complete-game shutout against the Cubs.
Florida has also gotten off to an impressive start, posting an 11-6 record so far in 2011. The Marlins will send Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 5.51 ERA) to the mound as he looks to notch his first win of the year. Sanchez pitched well in his last appearance, allowing two runs in six innings against Philadelphia.
Colorado opened as a -125 favorite at CRIS and is currently a significant public favorite. The Rockies are garnering 73% of moneyline wagers and 90% of runline bets, yet the line has dropped to -120, suggesting sharp money has come down on the home underdog.
The lopsided betting makes this game a candidate to be one of our MLB Square Plays, which are currently +16.97 units on the season.
As a result, we’ll Bet Against the Public, shop for the best line and take the Marlins at the best possible number.
Games to Watch (3-0, +3.24 units)
Florida Marlins +101 (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