5/25/2010 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
Last week’s game can be described with one word…ugly. The Red Sox and Yankees combined to score 13 total runs, only seven of which were earned. Kevin Youkilis took full advantage of the extra outs, going two for thee at the dish, including a homerun and three RBI’s, powering the Red Sox, and Marketwatch, to a one-run victory.
2010 MLB Games to Watch: 4-6, 40%, -0.55 units
Sports MarketWatch – MLB Games to Watch
Houston Astros +152 over Milwaukee Brewers
In tonight’s game, Houston heads to Milwaukee to kick-off a three-game set between two NL Central bottom-dwellers. The Astros, losers of two-straight, turn to Felipe Paulino (0-6, 5.36 ERA) as they try to right the ship. Paulino pitched well in his last start, giving up two earned runs in six innings of work against Colorado.
Randy Wolf (3-4, 5.10 ERA), who takes the ball tonight for the Brewers, has had a rough month of May, posting a 7.66 ERA while giving up a .326 average to opposing hitters.
Milwaukee opened as a -164 favorite at Pinnacle and has been hammered by the public. Currently, 80% of moneyline bets have come down on the home-favorite, yet the line has shrunk to -157. We look for reverse-line movement as a sign sharp money is backing an underdog and SportsInsights’ Betting Systems agree. Three positive moves have been triggered on the Astros, most notably a Steam Move at Olympic (+11.7 units). With only 20% of moneyline wagers taking Houston, this game also qualifies as one of today’s Square Plays, which are a solid +8.4 units on the season.
Houston Astros +152 (Matchbook)
Games to Watch (4-6, -0.55 units)
Houston Astros +152
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