What Bettors Should Know for Tuesday, August 5

What Bettors Should Know for Tuesday, August 5

1. MLB

– Two recently acquired starting pitchers will be making their debut this evening with Tampa Bay Rays LHP Drew Smyly currently listed as a +120 underdog against the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers LHP David Price listed as a -135 favorite in New York against the Yankees. For the latest odds and public betting percentages, make sure to check out our free MLB betting trends.

– Last week we published an article detailing how sharp MLB bettors could profit by betting late season overs at Coors Field. This system focuses on Rockies totals in August, September and October and has posted a 129-79 record (+45.36 units) since 2005.

– There are a number of key injuries today including:

  1. Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, Oblique, Disabled List
  2. Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Hand, Out For Year
  3. Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez, Ankle, Out Indefinitely
  4. Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira, Head, Probable
  5. Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie, Finger, Probable

– For the latest injury and lineup news, don’t forget to view our MLB injury page.

– MLB Bad Beat Alert:

2. NFL

– Which fantasy football players do oddsmakers believe are being undervalued based on their current Yahoo! rankings?

  1. Quarterbacks
  2. Running Backs
  3. Wide Receivers


– The first Coaches Poll has been released for the 2014-15 College Football season and we have compared these Top 25 rankings with the top 25 teams’ odds to win the National Championship from 5Dimes.

– Golden Nugget released their “Games of the Year” lines in early June, but some lines have already moved 8 points. We have highlighted a number of teams that bettors are high and low over the course of the upcoming season.

– Get ready for the upcoming College Football season by also checking out:

  1. Season Win Totals
  2. Week 1 Lines
  3. Championship Odds
  4. Conference Odds
  5. Playoff Odds

4. Golf

– The PGA Championship begins on August 7 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky and Rory McIlroy (+550) is the clear cut favorite.

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David Solar

David was the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He has since moved on to greener pastures.

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