4/13/2010 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the 2010 edition of MLB Sports Marketwatch, where the Team at SportsInsights gives sports fans unprecedented insight into the sports 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! Sports MarketWatch will be published every Tuesday, around 5PM Eastern Time.
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Sports Marketplace – MLB Edition
Marketwatch kicked off the MLB season with a split, getting us off to a solid start at + 0.34 units. Our loss came at the hands of the Brewers and Casey McGehee, who hit a homerun and drove in three runs, in a 7-5 defeat of the Rockies.
Chris Young started off 2010 in impressive fashion, giving up only one hit in six shutout innings as the Padres topped the Diamondbacks by a score of 6-3, earning Marketwatch our first win of the year.
2010 MLB Games to Watch: 1-1, 50%, +0.34 units
Sports MarketWatch – MLB Games to Watch
Cincinnati Reds +111 over Florida Marlins
In today’s game, Cincinnati and Bronson Arroyo (1-0, 1.13 ERA) head to Miami to take on Florida and Nate Robertson (1-0, 1.80 ERA). Robertson looked great in his first start of the season Thursday, surrendering just one run in five innings of work against the Mets. Arroyo was even better in his 2010 debut, holding the loaded Cardinals lineup to four hits and one run in eight innings.
Florida opened as a -105 favorite at Pinnacle and is a slight public favorite across the board. The Marlins are currently receiving 63% of spread bets, 55% of moneyline bets and 59% of parlay bets, pushing the line up to -117. This movement has added value to the Reds, so we’re going to fade the public, and after shopping for the best line, will grab Cincinnati at +111.
Cincinnati +111 (Matchbook/BetOnline)
Games to Watch (1-1, +0.34 units)
Cincinnati + 111
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 Tuesday with the new edition of the Sports Marketwatch – MLB Edition.
Enjoy the games!
The Team at SportsInsights.com