5/27/2011 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
Marketwatch got a dominating victory last week, powered by Washington’s 17 runs against Baltimore. Jayson Werth and Danny Espinosa led the way for the Nats, combining to go six for eight at the plate, with three homeruns and nine RBI’s, in the Nationals’ 17-5 win over the Orioles.
2011 MLB Games to Watch: 6-2, 75%, +4.94 units
New York Mets +134 over Philadelphia Phillies
In our Memorial Day weekend edition of Marketwatch, Philadelphia and Roy Oswalt (3-2, 2.77 ERA) are in New York to take on the Mets and Chris Capuano (3-5, 5.36 ERA). These teams have met six times already this season, with the Phillies taking four of those games.
Philadelphia opened as a -133 favorite at 5Dimes and, according to our betting trends data, is currently receiving 80% of runline bets and 83% of moneyline wagers. This is one of the most lopsided games we’ve seen, in terms of moneyline betting percentage, of the season, making it a very strong candidate to be one of today’s MLB Square Plays, which are +22.9 units in 2011.
The public pounding of the Phillies has pushed the line up to -142 at 5Dimes, adding extra value for those looking to make a contrarian play in this game.
This morning, Sports Insights’ Betting Systems triggered a Smart Money Play at Sportsbook.com (+2.43 units) on the Mets, further convincing us bet against the public, shop for the best line and grab the underdog Mets.
Games to Watch (6-2, +4.94 units)
New York Mets +134 (Bodog)
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