Can the Dodgers Possibly Lose Two Straight?
Yesterday, the Dodgers actually lost a game! Today, they will be trying to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time in a month and the public believes that it shouldn’t be a problem. Their breakout pitching star Alex Wood will be taking on the ace of the mediocre Pirates squad, Gerrit Cole.
At the time of publication, Los Angeles is receiving 76% of bets. This should come as expected, though, as the public generally believes that a great team like that can’t possibly lose two in a row. We saw something like this a couple of weeks back when the lowly White Sox stunned the Astros.
TUE: 15% of bets, +228
WED: 16% of bets, +189
THU: 16% of bets, +140 pic.twitter.com/XdurmOp2CJ
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While I don’t expect the Dodgers to go on that bad of a skid, sharp bettors are taking their chances on the Pirates tonight. Pittsburgh is receiving 58% of dollars and has also seen a number of profitable steam (radar symbol) and reverse line (dollar symbol) moves.
As a result, their line has plummeted around the market. At Pinnacle they have gone from -163 to -135 and at Bookmaker they have gone from -165 to -136. This substantial reverse line movement at two of the sharpest offshore books should paint a clear picture of where the market stands on this game.
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