5/6/2011 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
Our first loss of the season was a tough one, as Detroit held a 5-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. However, the Cleveland bats went to work, scoring three runs in the seventh to tie the game. Carlos Santana buried any chance of a win for the Tigers, and Marketwatch, with a grand slam in the home half of the ninth, giving Cleveland a 9-5 victory.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 4-1, 80%, +3.25 units
Atlanta Braves +133 over Philadephia Phillies
For the second time this season, Marketwatch has highlighted this NL East rivalry as our Game to Watch.
Atlanta, 10-3 in their last thirteen games, sends Derek Lowe (2-3, 3.72 ERA) to the mound against Cliff Lee (2-2, 3.66 ERA) and the Phillies, who are currently tied with the Indians for the best record in the majors at 21-9.
Philadelphia opened as a -151 favorite at Pinnacle and is currently a solid public favorite, garnering 79% of spread bets, 62% of moneyline bets and 73% of parlay wagers. Despite the lopsided betting percentages, the line has dropped to -141, a sign that sharp money has fallen on the road underdogs.
Games to Watch (4-1, +3.25 units)
Atlanta Braves +133
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