Author: David Solar

2012 MLB All Star Game Betting Trends

Tonight at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium, the games elite will face off in the 83th annual MLB All-Star game. Since it’s inception in 1933, the National League has a slight lead in the midsummer classic with a 42-38 record, including victories the past two summers. However, prior to this abbreviated winning streak the American League had won twelve consecutive matchups — discluding the infamous tie of 2002, of course.

For fans, this game offers some of the sports greatest players regardless of whether their careers are winding down (like future hall of famers Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter) or just getting started (like rookie phenoms Bryce Harper and Mike Trout). But where is the value for sports bettors?

MLB Marketwatch – Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Welcome to the 2012 edition of MLB Marketwatch, where the team at Sports Insights gives sports fans unprecedented insight into the MLB betting market.

Every week we analyze the sports betting marketplace to pinpoint which games the public is chasing and which the sharps are pounding.

Overall Record: 7-5 (+4.77 units)

The goal of this weekly column is to highlight games that offer true line value. Often, if a line looks too good to be true, there is a reason. You’ll occasionally need the worst teams on the board to come through. We typically buy on bad news and sell on good.

Do MLB Home Teams Have a Case of the Mondays?

Monday can be one of the more interesting days in baseball. Every team in the league plays over the weekend and while many teams will receive their day off on Monday, there is consistently an ample slate of  games. This is a common travel day, but does either team hold an advantage?

One would assume that the team playing at home would gain an extra advantage as their added rest should prove beneficial. However, using our BetLabs software, you can see that there is a bias towards visitors on the first day of the work week.

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Fear the Brow: Who Do Oddsmakers Think Will Be Selected After Anthony Davis?

The NBA draft is scheduled for tomorrow night, and the fireworks have already begun. Just over a week ago,  the Washington Wizards dealt away Rashard Lewis’ expiring contract and a second round pick (as well as all future cap flexibility) to New Orleans in exchange for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza — indicating the Hornets are entering a full-on rebuilding mode. Then yesterday, things got really interesting.

Bryce Harper or Mike Trout? That’s a Clown Question, Bro

Over the first two months of the season, the success of the league’s two youngest players has astonished fans across the league while creating a riveting narrative. More importantly, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper have rejuvenated their big market teams with their youthful enthusiasm and have helped put both teams into the thick of the playoff hunt.